Julian Guthrie

Journalist and Author

Julian Guthrie is a best-selling author and journalist. She is the author of four books, including two national best sellers. Her new book, Alpha Girls, is the untold story of pioneering women in Silicon Valley. Described as Hidden Figures meets The Social Network, Alpha Girls is the untold story of pioneering women in Silicon Valley, the women who bucked the system and found ways to survive and thrive in this high-stakes, male-dominated world. The book explores the rise of such companies as Facebook, Tesla, Oracle, Trulia, Imperva, F5 Networks, Acme Packet, ForeScout, Google, Salesforce and more—all through the eyes of trailblazing “alpha girls” of Silicon Valley. The book is being adapted for television by Academy Award–winning producer Cathy Schulman.

As a journalist for 20 years at the San Francisco Chronicle, Guthrie won numerous awards, including the Best of the West Award and the Society of Professional Journalists' Public Service Award. Her feature writing and enterprise reporting were nominated multiple times for the Pulitzer Prize. Guthrie’s books include New York Times’ bestseller How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight released in 2017 and national bestseller The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing's Greatest Race, The America's Cup named one of the top 10 nonfiction books of 2013 by Forbes Magazine.


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