This book describes the experiences and successes of female innovators and entrepreneurs in the still largely male-dominated tech-world in twenty candid interviews. It highlights the varied life and career stories that lead these women to the top positions in the technology industry that they are in now.
Interviewees include CEOs, founders, and inventors from a wide spectrum of tech organizations across sectors as varied as mobile technology, e-commerce, online education, and video games. Interviewer Danielle Newnham, a mobile startup and e-commerce entrepreneur herself as well as an online community organizer, presents the insights, instructive anecdotes, and advice shared with her in the interviews, including stories about raising capital for one's start-up, and about the obstacles these women encountered and how they overcame them.
This timely book will be of great interest to anyone working in tech or looking to get into the industry, and more in general: to everyone wanting to learn how they can contribute to leveling the field of occupational opportunity and to strengthening teams and companies through merit and diversity.
Danielle Newnham is the founder of The Junto Network, an online network for tech entrepreneurs, featuring interviews with inspirational tech founders and innovators. She is the cofounder of Tease and Totes, an online store for women and children. She was on the founding team of ubinow, a mobile apps agency in London. Newnham was named one of the Top 10 Tech Writers of 2015 by LinkedIn. She is the author of Mad Men of Mobile (CreateSpace, 2013), a collection of interviews with mobile pioneers and entrepreneurs.
Chapter 1: Lynda Weinman: Cofounder, Lynda.com
Chapter 2: Arlene Harris: Cofounder, Wrethink
Chapter 3: Judith Klein: Systems Architect and Fellow, Leidos
Chapter 4: Holly Liu: Cofounder, Kabam
Chapter 5: Anisha Singh: Cofounder, mydala
Chapter 6: Judith Owigar: Cofounder, JuaKali Workforce
Chapter 7: Brenda Romero: Cofounder, Loot Drop
Chapter 8: Carol Reiley: Cofounder, Drive.ai
Chapter 9: Cathy Edwards: Cofounder and CTO, Chomp
Chapter 10: Dame Stephanie Shirley: Founder, FI Group
Chapter 11: Gwynne Shotwell: President and COO, SpaceX
Chapter 12: Majora Carter: Cofounder and CEO, Startup Box
Chapter 13: Elizabeth Feinler: Director of the Network Information Systems Center, SRI International
Chapter 14: Yasmine Mustafa: Cofounder and CEO, ROAR for Good
Chapter 15: Judy Estrin: Founder, JLabs LLC
Chapter 16: Martha Lane Fox: Cofounder, Doteveryone
Chapter 17: Manuela Veloso: Herbert A. Simon University Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Chapter 18: Radia Perlman: Inventor, Spanning Tree Protocol
Chapter 19: Sampriti Bhattacharyya: Founder, Hydroswarm
Chapter 20: Ramona Pierson: Cofounder, Declara