From an engineer and entrepreneur, a conversation-changing parenting book about how to engage young women in science, technology, engineering, and math, filled with practical advice for both parents and educators. As the female CEO of a tech startup, Dr. Cristal Glangchai was outnumbered 20 to one. At Google, Twitter, and Facebook, women currently fill just 10 to 20 percent of technical jobs. While career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math have increased dramatically in the past 20 years, the achievement gap between men and women has only grown wider. In VentureGirls, Glangchai offers a unique solution based on her own experience as an engineer and entrepreneur, as well as the founder of the VentureLab, an academy of entrepreneurship and technology for girls. Practical, accessible, and filled with success stories, VentureGirls argues that a key part of raising strong, confident young women is giving them the tools of entrepreneurship to engage in STEM. Entrepreneurship isn´t just about starting companies, Glangchai writes, it is a skillset and a way of thinking that is particularly useful in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Entrepreneurship involves identifying needs, brainstorming creative solutions, innovating, and taking calculated risks. In short, it´s about having a vision and making it a reality. The true value in learning and practicing entrepreneurship, Glangchai argues, lies in nurturing and growing an overall mindset - the ability to learn from failure and to work well with others to bring your ideas to life. Deeply informative, warm, and grounded in real-world experience, VentureGirls includes a plethora of activities and lessons that focus on strengthening kids´ ingenuity and resilience. VentureGirls is essential for anyone who wants to raise girls and young women who realize their strength, engage in the world, and feel empowered to 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandy Rustin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007157/bk_harp_007157_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An unforgettable story of four 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. In Alpha Girls, award-winning journalist Julian Guthrie takes listeners behind the closed doors of venture capital, an industry that transforms economies and shapes how we live. We follow the lives and careers of four women who were largely written out of history - until now. Magdalena Yesil, who arrived in America from Turkey with $43 to her name, would go on to receive her electrical engineering degree from Stanford, found some of the first companies to commercialize internet access, and help Marc Benioff build Salesforce. Mary Jane Elmore went from the corn fields of Indiana to Stanford and on to the storied venture capital firm IVP - where she was one of the first women in the US to make partner - only to be pulled back from the glass ceiling by expectations at home. Theresia Gouw, an overachieving first-generation Asian American from a working-class town, dominated the foosball tables at Brown (she would later reluctantly let Sergey Brin win to help Accel Partners court Google), before she helped land and build companies including Facebook, Trulia, Imperva, and ForeScout. Sonja Hoel, a Southerner who became the first woman investing partner at white-glove Menlo Ventures, invested in McAfee, Hotmail, Acme Packet, and F5 Networks. As her star was still rising at Menlo, a personal crisis would turn her into an activist overnight, inspiring her to found an all-women´s investment group and a national nonprofit for girls. These women, juggling work and family, shaped the tech landscape we know today while overcoming unequal pay, actual punches, betrayals, and the sexist attitudes prevalent in Silicon Valley and in male-dominated industries everywhere. Despite the setbacks, they would rise again to 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kim Mai Guest, Julian Guthrie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006914/bk_rand_006914_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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A heartwarming tale about a beagle and the Duchess who adopted him, this picture book is inspired by the true story of Meghan Markle and her rescue dog, Guy. When he was a pup, Guy was just like any dog in the shelter, he liked to bark and follow his nose, and dreamed of a forever home above all things. But when Guy met Meghan, he had no idea he was about to star in his own Cinderella story. Guy can now be spotted escorting Queen Elizabeth and frolicking in Buckingham Palace. This rags-to-riches story of how one regal beagle got a second chance at life will charm and delight.Nancy Furstinger has been speaking up for animals since she learned to talk. The author of more than 100 books and a frequent animal volunteer, Nancy lives in New York. nancyfurstinger.com . Julia Bereciartu (a.k.a. Juliabe) is a Spanish illustrator who´s worked for clients like American Girl, Google, and Cartoon Network. An artist since childhood, Julia lives in Madrid, Spain. Instagram: @juliabe .
A revealing look at how negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms. Run a Google search for ´´black girls” - what will you find? ´´Big Booty” and other sexually explicit terms are likely to come up as top search terms. But, if you type in ´´white girls”, the results are radically different. The suggested porn sites and un-moderated discussions about ´´why black women are so sassy” or ´´why black women are so angry” presents a disturbing portrait of black womanhood in modern society. In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Through an analysis of textual and media searches as well as extensive research on paid online advertising, Noble exposes a culture of racism and sexism in the way discoverability is created online. As search engines and their related companies grow in importance - operating as a source for email, a major vehicle for primary and secondary school learning, and beyond - understanding and reversing these disquieting trends and discriminatory practices is of utmost importance. An original, surprising and, at times, disturbing account of bias on the internet, Algorithms of Oppression contributes to our understanding of how racism is created, maintained, and disseminated in the 21st century. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shayna Small. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/034011/bk_adbl_034011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Anselma’s New Bassoon Method, Book 1by Anselma VeitThe very different way of learning the bassoon!step by step, slowly progressingwith duets and rhythm exercisespitch range book 1: F-g + bb, f#, eb, c# ab, E-C (bass register)Brings aspiring bassonists from Adam and Eve to Mozart. Completely revised and happily optimized edition, fully packed with great bassoon pieces.– Slow and steady wins the bassoon race! The beautiful little pieces are progressing slowly but continuously for an effortless learning experience.– lovely and tasty exercises, etudes and duets that delight childrens’ (and big childrens’) ears– pitch range book 1: F-g + bb, f#, eb, c# ab, E-C (bass register)– original music from various renaissance and baroque composers, Anselma Veit and Julius Weissenborn– traditional pieces and entertaining music are combined for enjoyment and variety– in many duets both parts can be mastered by the student– chapters with rhythm only exercises for gettin’ the groove– chapters with study pieces to apply and train newly introduced notes and rhythms– chapters with sight reading tests to see what sticksHumorously illustrated by the amazing Fritz Kotrba, who even made a google search for ´´stylish girl’s hairstyle” for a special contemporary look & artwork.A bassoon method that makes progress easy and learning fun and effortlessly.The new standard method!
Anselma’s New Bassoon Method, Book 2by Anselma VeitThe very different way of learning the bassoon!step by step, slowly progressingwith duets and rhythm exercisespitch range book 2: Bb – g1 (chromatically)Follow-up to Anselma’s New Bassoon Method, Book 1.Brings aspiring bassonists from Adam and Eve to Mozart. In this second book, we are already a bit closer to Mozart than to the apple tree ;o)Completely revised and happily optimized edition, fully packed with great bassoon pieces.– Slow and steady wins the bassoon race! The beautiful little pieces are progressing slowly but continuously for an effortless learning experience.– lovely and tasty exercises, etudes and duets that delight childrens’ (and big childrens’) ears– pitch range book 2: Bb – g1 (chromatically)– original music from various renaissance and baroque composers, Anselma Veit and Julius Weissenborn– traditional pieces and entertaining music are combined for enjoyment and variety– in many duets both parts can be mastered by the student– chapters with rhythm only exercises for gettin’ the groove– chapters with study pieces to apply and train newly introduced notes and rhythms– chapters with sight reading tests to see what sticksHumorously illustrated by the amazing Fritz Kotrba, who even made a google search for ´´stylish girl’s hairstyle” for a special contemporary look & artwork.A bassoon method that makes progress easy and learning fun and effortlessly. It helps you making learning fun and effective. For a colorful learning experience that builds naturally a strong foundation and makes you fall in love with music making.The new standard method!
Digitally Independent is a step-by-step guide to success for independent music artists. It discusses in detail about how independent artists can start from the beginning. In order to start their realization of being their own business.The book is written by Melissa B. an independent singer/songwriter and network engineer, who has successfully structured a independent label. In addition to her music career, Melissa B. is extremely passionate about supporting young women interested in engineering and technology. This passion was the driving force behind her global non-profit organization ´´Girl Geek Dinners NYC” which has been sponsored by Google and Microsoft. Melissa B. has been highlighted in USA Today and IGN Magazine and at Google NYC in partnership with Society of Women Engineers for her advocacy in engineering.Digitally Independent is an inspiration to open the mind of the artist wanting to do this on their own. The book is designed to educate and inspire. The book is packed with great ideas and proven techniques. Don´t get caught up in the illusion of the limelight. Study and learn the business for yourself as you are a brand. Digitally Independent assists aspiring artists with developing the needed skills in order to think outside the box and reach to greater levels of success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abigail Reno. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155313/bk_acx0_155313_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.