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Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology

Book 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 Anousheh Ansari the first female private sector space explorer, former Google[X] VP and current CTO of the USA Megan Smith, Ory Okolloh of the Omidyar Network, venture capitalist Heidi Roizen and CEO of Nanobiosym Dr. Anita Goel, MD, PhD, Innovating Women offers 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. 

Table of Contents

  1. Innovating Women
  2. Copyright
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Introduction
  5. Chapter 1: The Growing Success of Innovating Women
    1. Women Are the Great Disruptors: Whitney Johnson
    2. Innovating Women in History
    3. Early On: Sian Morson
  6. Chapter 2: Woman to Woman
    1. That Special Place in Hell: Lynn Tilton
    2. The Virtuous Circle
  7. Chapter 3: Educate to Innovate
    1. Disrupting My Way Through Life: Deborah Mills-Scofield
    2. How I Kept Going: Anasilvia Salazar
    3. Getting to the Ivory Tower
  8. Chapter 4: Women for the World
    1. Life Lessons from a Mexican Village: Leticia Jáuregui Casanueva
    2. Giving Back
    3. Homeward Bound—Celebrating Future Makers: Lakshmi Pratury
  9. Chapter 5: The Balancing Act
    1. The Misadventures of Motherhood and Management: S. Mitra Kalita
    2. Career, Community, and Family
  10. Chapter 6: Advancing Women
    1. An African-American Woman’s Shock and Dismay in Silicon Valley: TD Lowe
    2. The Female Tax
    3. Letting Women Do Their Jobs: Kim Polese
    4. It’s Different for Girls: Heidi Roizen
    5. Boots on the Ground
    6. Overcoming Discrimination with Guts, Grit, and Goodwill: Sujata Srinivasan
  11. Chapter 7: Women Changing the Workplace
    1. How Differences in Leadership Styles Are Explained Through: Gender Shazia Siddiqi
    2. Changing the Game
    3. Why Female Managers Need to Take the Lead: Carrie-Anne Mosley
    4. Finding the Fit
  12. Chapter 8: Women Affecting Funding
    1. How an Investment Banker Achieved Success as an Entrepreneur: Deborah Jackson
    2. The Confidence to Lead
  13. Chapter 9: Transforming the System
    1. Quotas: Daniella Alpher
    2. The Big Picture
  14. Chapter 10: How the Tech Industry Is Changing—And How We Can Make It Better: Vivek Wadhwa
  15. Chapter 11: Looking to the Future: Vivek Wadhwa
    1. From Pondering on the Mysteries of the Universe to Solving the Problems of Health Using Micromachines: Dr. Anita Goel
    2. To the Stars: Anousheh Ansari
  16. Chapter 12: We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: Mary Grove and Megan Smith
  17. Endnote: An Ode To Women Like You Transforming the World: Farai Chideya
  18. Acknowledgments
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