In her new book Female Innovators at Work: Women on Top of Tech, Danielle Newnham, leading tech writer and serial entrepreneur writes about the experiences of female innovators and entrepreneurs. She highlights the varied life and career stories of a number of leading women role models in the tech industry, all of which constitute an inspirational book for women looking to make their mark in STEM and tech entrepreneurship.
This book features 20 in-depth, candid interviews. Interviewees include CEOs, founders, pioneers, and inventors from a wide spectrum of tech organizations ranging from software to hardware across sectors as varied as accounting, genomics, mobile technology, e-commerce, business intelligence, online education, and video games. Danielle Newnham, herself a mobile startup and e-commerce entrepreneur and online community organizer, presents the insights, instructive anecdotes, strategies, and advice shared by women, including the obstacles they encountered and how they overcame them.
The primary audience for Female Innovators at Work is women and girls already in or looking to get into tech. The secondary audience is men in tech who wish to learn more about their female peers and the obstacles they face and to learn how they can contribute to leveling the field of occupational opportunity and strengthening tech teams and companies through merit and diversity.
Readers of these interviews will learn:
- The right stuff to succeed as a woman in tech
- The opportunities that exist for women in tech
- The obstacles women face in tech and how to overcome them
- How to build a supportive network and find mentorship
- How to raise capital for your startup and from whomAbout the Author
To all those working tirelessly to increase diversity in tech - you’re appreciated. What you are doing now will turn the tide and create a better future for us all.
I want to thank every reader who take this book and does something with it. Whether you use the stories as inspiration to get you where you need to go, or whether you share them with others to help guide them. I hope you find the chapters within this book as useful, inspiring, and as important as I do.
About the author
Danielle Newnham is the founder of The Junto Network, an online network for tech entrepreneurs, featuring interviews with inspirational tech founders and innovators. She is the cofounder of Tease and Totes, an online store for women and children. She was on the founding team of ubinow, a mobile apps agency in London. Newnham was named one of the Top 10 Tech Writers of 2015 by LinkedIn. She is the author of Mad Men of Mobile, a collection of interviews with mobile pioneers and entrepreneurs.
Why LoA loves it….
It can be tough in the world of tech for women and support systems are essential, particularly for those women techpreneurs looking to launch and build game-changingbusinesses in the sector. The Junto Network, the brainchild of serial entrepreneur and tech writer Danielle Newnham provides just that - an online network for techpreneurs who can share experiences, information and advice, and connect with each other for collaboration and support. As a serial entrepreneur in her own right, Danielle understands only too well the challenges facing women in the globally competitive and predominantly male dominated tech sector. To help their cause, she is providing a great way of sharing the insights and invaluable experience of inspirational women techpreneurs who are making it. --- Melanie Hawken, founder and editor-in-chief of Lionesses of Africa