"If you read one book about women in business, Alpha Girls should be the one."
—Peter Diamandis, New York Times Bestselling Author, Founder & Executive Chairman of XPRIZE
How do women, through grit and ingenuity, become stars in the cutthroat, high-stakes, male-dominated world of venture capital in Silicon Valley to help build some of the foremost companies of our time?
Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took on Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime takes readers behind closed doors to follow the lives and careers of women who were largely written out of history - until now. Through their experiences juggling work and family, the featured leaders and others continue to shape the tech landscape we know today while overcoming unequal pay, literal punches, betrayals, and the sexist attitudes prevalent in Silicon Valley and male-dominated industries. Despite setbacks, they have rewritten the rules for an industry they love, paving the way for the next generation of women along the way.
Award-winning journalist Julian Guthrie will share unforgettable stories of women who, through grit and ingenuity, became stars in the cutthroat, high-stakes, male dominated world of venture capital in Silicon Valley, and helped build some of the foremost companies of our time. Joining her will be Alpha Girl and venture partner Sonja Hoel Perkins and seasoned executive Abe Kleinfeld to share their experiences as a male/female team who challenge stereotypes as they guide Silicon Valley companies to awards for innovation and employee satisfaction and multi-million dollar exits. Join us for a powerful conversation moderated by Alpha Girl and early Tesla investor Laurie Yoler with book author Julian Guthrie and ultimate power duo Sonja Hoel and Abe Kleinfield.
Books Inc. will be selling copies of Alpha Girls before and after the program.
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This event is produced by the Exponential Center @CHM. The Exponential Center captures the legacy—and advances the future—of entrepreneurship and innovation in Silicon Valley and around the world. The center explores the people, companies, and communities that are transforming the human experience through technology innovation, economic value creation, and social impact.
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