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Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology
by Farai Chideya

    Publication Date: Sep 09, 2014
    List Price: $16.99
    Format: Paperback, 250 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9781626814226
    Imprint: Diversion Books
    Publisher: Diversion Books
    Parent Company: Diversion Books

    Paperback Description:

    From one of Time Magazine’s "Forty Most Influential Minds in Technology" comes an essential collection of candid, first-hand accounts of women in technology.

    Women in technology are on the rise in both power and numbers, and now it’s more important than ever to not lose that momentum, to "lean in" and close the gender gap. Although they make up half of the population, only 14% of engineers in the United States are women. They take the seeds of technological advancement and build something life-changing, potentially life-saving. The future of technology depends on the full and active participation of women and men working together, and it is vital that women are both educated and encouraged to go into the tech sectors.

    Hailed by Foreign Policy Magazine as a "Top 100 Global Thinker," professor, researcher, and entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa, alongside award-winning journalist Farai Chideya, set out to collect anecdotes and essays from global leaders, sharing how their experiences in innovative industries frame the future of entrepreneurship. With interviews and essays from hundreds of women in STEM fields, including Google[X] VP Megan Smith, venture capitalist Heidi Roizen, Patriarch Partners CEO Lynn Tilton, and entrepreneur and technology executive Kim Polese, Innovating Women offers fresh perspectives on the challenges that women face, the strategies that they employ in the workplace, and how an organization can succeed or fail in its attempts to support the career advancement of women.

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