Women in Tech: Take Your Career to the Next Level with Practical Advice and Inspiring Stories

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Women in Tech: Take Your Career to the Next Level with Practical Advice and Inspiring Stories


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Author: Wheeler, Tarah

Number Of Pages: 272

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“Jam packed with insights from women in the field,” this is an invaluable career guide for the aspiring or experienced female tech professional (Forbes)
As the CEO of a startup, Tarah Wheeler is all too familiar with the challenges female tech professionals face on a daily basis. That’s why she’s teamed up with other high-achieving women within the field—from entrepreneurs and analysts to elite hackers and gamers—to provide a roadmap for women looking to jump-start, or further develop, their tech career.

In an effort to dismantle the unconscious social bias against women in the industry, Wheeler interviews professionals like Brianna Wu (founder, Giant Spacekat), Angie Chang (founder, Women 2.0), Keren Elazari (TED speaker and cybersecurity expert), Katie Cunningham (Python educator and developer), and Miah Johnson (senior systems administrator) about the obstacles they have overcome to do what they love. Their inspiring personal stories are interspersed with tech-focused career advice. Readers will learn:

· The secrets of salary negotiation
· The best format for tech resumes
· How to ace a tech interview
· The perks of both contracting (W-9) and salaried full-time work
· The secrets of mentorship
· How to start your own company
· And much more

BONUS CONTENT: Perfect for its audience of hackers and coders,
Women in Tech also contains puzzles and codes throughout—created by Mike Selinker (Lone Shark Games), Gabby Weidling (Lone Shark Games), and cryptographer Ryan “LostboY” Clarke—that are love letters to women in the industry. A distinguished anonymous contributor created the Python code for the cover of the book, which references the mother of computer science, Ada Lovelace. Run the code to see what it does!


“Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack is a brilliant role model. With this book, she offers something rare and wonderful–straightforward and honest guidance for women. I am often approached by women asking, ‘How do I get started in tech?’ I recommend reading this book for answers–I wish I’d had it when I was starting out!”

— Elissa Shevinsky, editor of
Lean Out: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-Up Culture
“The essential handbook for women in technology—engaging, practical, and inspirational, with ready-to-use advice, examples, and stories.”
—Library Journal
Women in Tech] features insights from several successful female tech professionals.”


“With contributions from hackers, gamers, analysts, and more, this is the book Game Developer Barbie would use to guide her career.”


Women in Tech] contains advice ranging from interviews, networking and entrepreneurship, right over to developing, mentorship and the family balance. It’s actually jam packed with insights from women in the field.”


“Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack’s recently-released book
Women in Tech features contributions from badasses like Angie Chang, Katie Cunningham, Keren Elazari, Miah Johnson, Kristin Toth Smith, Brianna Wu, and Kamilah Taylor. You should definitely check out the book.”


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