Geek Girl Rising by Heather Cabot
Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech

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A well-organized if sometimes-superficial survey of the successes and occasional failures of women working in what has traditionally been a male-dominated field.
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"I don’t know much about tech, but I do know that these pioneer women are pretty dope. Geek Girl Rising gives a much needed voice to the fearless women paving an important path in the tech world, while forming a lasting sisterhood along the way.” - Kelly Ripa

Meet the women who aren’t asking permission from Silicon Valley to chase their dreams. They are going for it—building cutting-edge tech startups, investing in each other’s ventures, crushing male hacker stereotypes, and rallying the next generation of women in tech. With a nod to tech trailblazers like Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer, Geek Girl Rising introduces readers to the fearless female founders, technologists, and innovators fighting at a grassroots level for an ownership stake in the revolution that’s changing the way we live, work, and connect. Readers will meet Debbie Sterling, inventor of GoldieBlox, the first engineering toy for girls, which topples the notion that only boys can build; peek inside YouTube sensation Michelle Phan’s ipsy studios, where she is grooming the next generation of digital video stars while leading her own mega e-commerce beauty business; and tour the headquarters of The Muse, the hottest career site for millennials, and meet its intrepid CEO, Kathryn Minshew, who stared down sexism while raising millions of dollars to fund the company she co-founded. These women are the rebels proving that a female point of view matters in the age of technology and can rock big returns if you have a big idea and the passion to build it.

 

About Heather Cabot

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HEATHER CABOT is a former ABC News anchor/correspondent, adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a Women@Forbes contributor. She lives in the New York City area with her family. SAMANTHA WALRAVENS is editor of the New York Times-acclaimed anthology TORN: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood and a contributor to Women@Forbes, the Huffington Post and Disney Interactive. She lives in San Francisco Bay Area with her family.
 
Published May 23, 2017 by St. Martin's Press. 273 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology. Non-fiction
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A well-organized if sometimes-superficial survey of the successes and occasional failures of women working in what has traditionally been a male-dominated field.

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