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Author: Heather Cabot, Samantha Walravens Narrator: Heather Cabot Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781427291998
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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

This program is read by the author, Heather Cabot.

Meet the women who haven’t asked for permission from Silicon Valley to chase their dreams. They are going for it -- building the next generation of tech start-ups, investing in each other’s ventures, crushing male hacker stereotypes and rallying the next generation of women in tech. Geek Girl Rising isn’t about the famous tech trailblazers you already know, like Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer. Instead, veteran journalists Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens introduce listeners to the fearless female entrepreneurs and technologists fighting at the grassroots level for an ownership stake in the revolution that’s changing the way we live, work and connect to each other.

Listeners will meet Debbie Sterling, inventor of GoldieBlox, the first engineering toy for girls, which topples the notion that only boys can build. They’ll get a 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. They will sit down with Tracy Chou, former lead software developer at Pinterest, whose public urging in 2013 helped push Silicon Valley tech giants to reveal the tiny number of women in their ranks, propelling the “women in tech” conversation to front pages. They will 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. And they will journey around the country to meet a new crop of female investors, including Theresia Gouw and Kathryn Finney, who are infusing women-led tech start-ups with much needed capital.

These women are the rebels proving that a female point of view matters in the age of technology and can rock big returns. At a time when women hold 26% of computing jobs in the U.S. and make up a tiny fraction of the entrepreneurs launching new tech companies, these stories shine a light on new role models who prove that in the fast-moving innovation economy, there is a place for anyone who has a big idea and the passion to build it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • There is nothing more powerful than role models, and Geek Girl Rising provides the stories and the inspiration from the women who are creating our future. Technology is changing our world, and the women in this book are front and center of today's technology revolution. Heather Cabot & Samantha Walravens take us into this world as seen from the eyes of many extraordinary women. Telle Whitney, CEO and President of the Anita Borg Institute and cofounder of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

  • Geek Girl Rising is an inspiring "who's who" in tech that is a must-read for anyone wondering how women are using the power of business, sheer grit, and a lot of heart to start, build and fund companies – companies that are driving innovation and changing the landscape of the tech industry. Kristy Wallace, President, Ellevate Network
  • 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, television producer and talk show host
  • Since it's the tech world that’s building our future, it’s vital women play a part — and Geek Girl Rising is the roadmap for the next generation of women not just to get involved but to lead their own tech startups. The challenges are real, but Geek Girl Rising shows women how to rise to those challenges and overcome them. It’s the rallying cry we need for a diverse, connected, and sustainable world. Arianna Huffington, CEO Thrive Global
  • Geek Girl Rising shines a spotlight on the growing number of women who are blazing a trail through the male-dominated world of tech. Uplifting, fast-paced, and carefully researched, this book is a clarion call for women to keep leaning in—and for men to recognize potential where it has too long been overlooked. Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take
  • An important book I will be sharing with everyone on my team. As a woman in Silicon Valley and an ardent believer in breaking stereotypes, I found Girl Geek Rising to be a new manifesto for bridging the gender gap. Cabot and Walravens have conducted intensive research and bring - for the first time ever - a comprehensive and large scale picture of what it is to be a woman in tech. Riveting for men and women alike. Zainab Ghadiyali, co-founder/CEO at wogrammer, former tech lead at Facebook
  • "Change is finally coming to the tech world because Silicon Valley sisters are doing it for themselves. And Geek Girl Rising proves it. Essential and hopeful reading both for women - and men- who are working or want to work in the digital space. It's been an uphill battle for women in Palo Alto but, as Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens meticulously report, their voices are starting to be heard and as the data shows, everybody benefits. Joanna Coles, Chief Content Officer Hearst Magazines, Board Director Snap

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