Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology

Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology

by Vivek Wadhwa, Farai Chideya


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ISBN-13: 9781626814226
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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Deb_Mills-Scofield More than 1 year ago
Most of the Western world imagines the lone male inventor when thinking about innovation. This image is a myth on two fronts: the lone inventor and the male .  Vivek Wadhwa and Farai Chideya invited women innovators to crowd-create a book on women innovators, dispelling the myth of the “male” only innovator. And they’ve succeeded, fabulously. Innovating Women is a collection of stories – personal, powerful, inspiring, encouraging, disruptive, challenging stories - of women who grabbed the status quo by the horns and threw it aside. [In full disclosure, I have a story in the book]. The stories include women from all over the world, in diverse sectors of STEM, like technology, investing, engineering, medicine, biology, as well as STEAM.  The stories, including one by America’s new CTO and former VP at Google[X] Megan Smith, represent the authentic voices of women who have persevered, overcome, created, and innovated their careers and accomplishments. Both women and men will learn from these innovators’ experiences and insights and apply them when fighting stereotypes, stigmas and artificial distinctions. Companies and organizations will see how diversity of thought, experience, background and gender are critical for innovation and therefore success. Innovating Women is a Must Read for women, men, girls, boys, teachers, leaders, managers, politicians, everyone. Read it, share it, discover and enable more stories so we can unleash the talent needed to solve the wicked problems facing our world. Keep the stories coming.