From one of Time magazine´s ´´Forty Most Influential Minds in Technology´´ comes an essential collection of candid, firsthand accounts of women in technology. Women in technology are on the rise in both power and numbers, and now it´s more important than ever not to lose that momentum, to ´´lean in´´ and close the gender gap. Although they make up half of the population, only 14 percent of engineers in the United States are women. They take the seeds of technological advancement and build something life changing, potentially life saving. The future of technology depends on the full and active participation of women and men working together, and it is vital that women are both educated and encouraged to go into the tech sectors. Hailed by Foreign Policy Magazine as a ´´Top 100 Global Thinker´´, professor, researcher, and entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa, alongside award-winning journalist Farai Chideya, set out to collect anecdotes and essays from global leaders, sharing how their experiences in innovative industries frame the future of entrepreneurship. With interviews and essays from hundreds of women in STEM fields, including Anousheh Ansari, the first female private-sector space explorer; former Google[X] VP and current CTO of the USA Megan Smith; Ory Okolloh of the Omidyar Network; venture capitalist Heidi Roizen; and CEO of Nanobiosym, Dr. Anita Goel, MD, PhD, Innovating Women offers perspectives on the challenges women face, the strategies they employ in the workplace, and how an organization can succeed or fail in its attempts to support the career advancement of women. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Hendrickson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022577/bk_adbl_022577_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Instant National Bestseller ´´Brotopia is more than a business book. Silicon Valley holds extraordinary power over our present lives as well as whatever utopia (or nightmare) might come next.´´ --New York Times Silicon Valley is a modern utopia where anyone can change the world. Unless you´re a woman. For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasy land of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It´s a ´´Brotopia,´´ where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and network at sex parties. In this powerful exposé, Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang reveals how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground (Don´t Be Evil! Connect the World!)--and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back. Drawing on her deep network of Silicon Valley insiders, Chang opens the boardroom doors of male-dominated venture capital firms like Kleiner Perkins, the subject of Ellen Pao´s high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit, and Sequoia, where a partner once famously said they ´´won´t lower their standards´´ just to hire women. Interviews with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and former Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer--who got their start at Google, where just one in five engineers is a woman--reveal just how hard it is to crack the Silicon Ceiling. And Chang shows how women such as former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, entrepreneur Niniane Wang, and game developer Brianna Wu, have risked their careers and sometimes their lives to pave a way for other women. Silicon Valley´s aggressive, misogynistic, work-at-all costs culture has shut women out of the greatest wealth creation in the history of the worl 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Chang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003376/bk_peng_003376_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Say good night to any other woman trying to capture your guy´s attention. Build an impenetrable wall around your relationship by learning how to rack up tons of great memories, or, as I call them, pennies in the jar! When you know how to accomplish this, you know how to keep a man for life. Hi! Gregg Michaelsen here again - the listener´s author who talks everyday with his thousands of listeners. The guy who does video shoots in NYC with world-renowned Dr. Helen Fisher! (Google us.) This dating advice book is for all my wonderful women who are already in excellent relationships and want to keep it that way. Oh, I got you covered! Ingredients for a Great Relationship You have heard my other books. They got you to this point. You are a confident woman who has her life in place. You have hobbies. You have a great circle of friends. You understand men. You know and practice my secret Man-Mode. You became a tigress, out hunting for a high-value man - and you found him. Now you want to know how to keep him. Your Man Your man is a high-value man who appreciates you for the unique person you are. He loves to watch you enter a room. He smiles at the mysterious things you know how to do. He has hobbies. He has his circle of friends. He loves doing things with and for you. He is a lion! He doesn´t want to lose you. Your Relationship Your relationship has balance and communication, and you want to keep it that way! You love and respect one another. The sex is still hot. You have a relationship built on trust and intimacy. Now your challenge is keeping it this way. You are in search of information on how to keep a man, and not just any man - your man! 1. Language: English. Narrator: RJ Walker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060562/bk_acx0_060562_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers. But the little-known fact is that female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation - they´ve just been erased from the story. Until now. Women are not ancillary to the history of technology; they turn up at the very beginning of every important wave. But they´ve often been hidden in plain sight, their inventions and contributions touching our lives in ways we don´t even realize. VICE reporter and YACHT lead singer Claire L. Evans finally gives these unsung female heroes their due with her insightful social history of the Broad Band, the women who made the Internet what it is today. Learn from Ada Lovelace, the tortured, imaginative daughter of Lord Byron, who wove numbers into the first program for a mechanical computer in 1842. Seek inspiration from Grace Hopper, the tenacious mathematician who democratized computing by leading the charge for machine-independent programming languages after World War II. Meet Elizabeth ´´Jake´´ Feinler, the one-woman Google who kept the earliest version of the Internet online, and Stacy Horn, who ran one of the first-ever social networks on a shoestring out of her New York City apartment in the 1980s. Evans shows us how these women built and colored the technologies we can´t imagine life without. Join the ranks of the pioneers who defied social convention and the longest odds to become database poets, information-wranglers, hypertext dreamers, and glass ceiling-shattering dot com-era entrepreneurs. This inspiring call to action is a revelation: women have embraced technology from the start. It shines a light on the bright minds whom history forgot, and shows us how they will continue to shape our world in ways we can no longer ignore. Welcome to the Broad Band. You´re next. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire L. Evans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003890/bk_peng_003890_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lean In meets Freakonomics. How men and women can close the gender gap in the workplace. We all agree that men and women think and behave differently. Here, at last, is a book that shows both sides what to do about it. When Joanne Lipman wrote the article ´Women at Work: A Guide for Men´ for Wall Street Journal, it immediately went viral. When the response continued to grow, she realised just how crucial an element was missing from the gender equality debate in the workplace: without men participating in the conversation, women can lean in all they want...but all they´ll do is fall over. Lipman was contacted by scores of corporations and businesses around the world, where men (yes, men!) were eager for the playbook on how to work better with women and how to make their companies work better for women. As she began speaking on the topic and continued to delve into the science, Lipman realised that there was an awful lot to say to men about women at work. In Win Win: When Business Works for Women It Works for Everyone, Lipman takes a ´no shame, no blame´ approach to this thorny topic. Diving deep into the wide range of government initiatives, corporate experiments and social science research (and a few ongoing lawsuits along the way) she offers new revelations culled from the Enron scandal, from brain research, from transgender scientists, and from Iceland´s campaign to ´feminise´ an entire nation. Packed with fascinating and entertaining examples, including how Google reinvented their hiring process after their famed open-ended questions (´How many piano tuners are there in the entire world?´) produced, to their surprise and dismay, an overwhelmingly male work force, and how the latest research on the significant differences between how men and women email, Win Win is a rallying cry for both men and women to finally take real steps towards closing the gender gap at work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Slaughter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001366/bk_hodd_001366_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Girl gangs reigning terror at Facebook, narcissistic overlords at Google...this is the backdrop of Lean Out, which takes listeners on the journey of Marissa Orr, a single mom of three trying to find success in her 15-year career at the world’s top tech giants. Orr delivers an ambitious attempt to answer the critical question: What have we gotten wrong about women at work? ´´This book is a must-read for insights on the impact that reversing systemic gender biases can have on creating more diverse, healthier workplaces for both women and men.” (Joanne Harrell, Senior Director, USA Citizenship, Microsoft) ´´This book will make you think differently about what it will take for women to succeed at the highest levels in American business.” (Rishad Tobaccowala, Chief Growth Officer, Publicis Groupe)Lean Out offers a new and refreshingly candid perspective on what it’s really like for today’s corporate underdogs. Based on both in-depth research and personal experiences, Orr punctures a gaping hole in today’s feminist rhetoric and sews it back up with compelling new arguments for the reasons more women don’t make it to the top and how companies can better incentivize women by actually listening to what they have to say and by rewarding the traits that make them successful. In Lean Out, Orr uncovers:Why our pursuit to close the gender gap has come at the expense of female well-being.The need to redefine success and change the way corporations choose their leaders.The way most career advice books targeting professional women seek to change their behavior rather than the system.Why modern feminism has failed to make any progress on its goals for equality.More than 50 years since the passage of the Equal Pay Act, the wage gap still hovers at 80 percent, and only five percent of CEOs in the Fortune 500 are women. Today, rising up the ranks in many companies st 1. Language: English. Narrator: Misty Wells. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/001533/bk_tnwd_001533_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.
Eating pussy, muff diving, and giving head are making headlines in Toronto recently. It´s not about the sex shops; it´s happening at city hall. Today, Susie talks about Mayor Rob Ford´s sexual adventures up in Canada. Oh, it´s not been pretty - he´s in a bunch of trouble with his constituents as well as the press. Next, Susie looks at Google´s decision to display warnings on some popular search terms - and there are 13,000 that qualify! These words are associated with child pornography, so Google says it´s all about stopping child abuse. But some of the ´´dangerous´´ words are ´´daddy´´ and ´´Lolita´´. Susie says this is a lame attempt to help parents feel that their kids are now safer online. Then, in our ´´What´s New on Audible´´ segment, Susie introduces another sexy audiobook: Best Black Women´s Erotica by Blanche Richardson. This was the very first anthology of black women´s erotica, and it includes 25 stories by many great writers. Susie has an audio sample for you to enjoy. Have a question? You can call Susie´s hotline at 831-480-5110. And you can send your confidential questions - plus requests for free samples and blog banners! - to email@example.com [Episode 595, December 6, 2013] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/131206/pf_suzy_131206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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