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

Women in Tech Practical Advice and Inspiring Stories from Successful Women in Tech to Take Your Career to the Next Level Are you a woman in college trying to figure out if computer science and tech are for you A midcareer pro trying to balance your personal and professional lives Learn from amazing women what the journe

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  • Title: Women in Tech: Practical Advice and Inspiring Stories from Successful Women in Tech to Take Your Career to the Next Level
  • Author: Tarah Wheeler Angie Chang Katie Cunningham Keren Elazari Miah Johnson Kristin Toth Smith Kamilah Taylor Brianna Wu
  • ISBN: 9781632170668
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Are you a woman in college trying to figure out if computer science and tech are for you A midcareer pro trying to balance your personal and professional lives Learn from amazing women what the journey in tech is like, and get real, common sense information about how to find your first job, get promotions, negotiate salary, manage your career, start your own company, andAre you a woman in college trying to figure out if computer science and tech are for you A midcareer pro trying to balance your personal and professional lives Learn from amazing women what the journey in tech is like, and get real, common sense information about how to find your first job, get promotions, negotiate salary, manage your career, start your own company, and give back

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    1. This book helped me stay in the industry when I hit that 10 year drop off point where many women decide they can't fucking take it anymore and leave for an industry less hostile. I could never blame a woman for leaving. My experiences have many times been garbage, and I've done a lot of talking to other women who work in tech and unfortunately, not only is my experience typical, it's shockingly textbook. So much of what I've had happen is better suited to a BuzzFeed 'Top 10 Reasons Suspicions Yo [...]

    2. Disclaimer: As a co-author, I tried not to be biased while reading this - but you know what, I'm really quite proud to have been part of this project. It's amazing that in 2016, this is the first time a book has tried to accomplish this - give practical advice to encourage women to not only enter tech, but succeed in it, while giving examples of a diverse set of women who have done just this. If you're a student, a woman just entering tech or mid career, or a man in tech, this book is for you. P [...]

    3. I absolutely loved this book! This book really resonated with me in ways that many other books that I have attempted to read in this category have not. This is straight-up helpful advice with no fluffy nonsense. The author really tells it like it is. The best part is all the profound and personal stories of various accomplished and bold women throughout the book to complement the rest of the material. I can't wait to share this with others!

    4. - Resume tip: "Show your skill, the problem you solved, and how it benefited the project."- pg. 25- Salary negotiations: When they try to manipulate you into taking the average salary, here's how to respond. "I'm here and interested in this job because I think your company is extraordinary, not average. I don't think you want to fill this company with average developers, and I don't think you'd be offering me this opportunity if you did. Glassdoor has a salary for someone of my abilities and tra [...]

    5. i really appreciated the tone of this book — no-nonsense, super opinionated, speaking from direct experience.

    6. I wouldn't say that this necessarily does everything that the title claims, simply because not all of the advice works for every type of individual, or every type of employer (though the book does include the relevant disclaimers), aaand not everyone is at the point in their careers that these marvelous women found themselves when making some of these important moves. Most of them, while facing all kinds of individual challenges that hardly made it 'easy,' can also be considered very very lucky [...]

    7. Well, 4.5. This book is positive, and brave. I became aware of the work of Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack when a now highly successful tech friend mentioned some free interview training videos for underserved people in tech. The videos inspired me, although i'm still not clear on what career path I am taking. Several years later, I received this book as a reward for backing the kickstarter. It is skillfully written, and the style of the book supports some quite useful content and solid advice. It conta [...]

    8. I love this book. Wish I had it back in the late '90s when I got my first job in tech. But it has advice for every stage of a woman's career in tech, whether you're just getting in, moving into management, or founding your own company.I feel a certain kinship with Wheeler, since we were both awkward nerds homeschooled until age 13, and both from the land of academia (her masters is in poli sci and mine is in ecology). She had a rougher time of it as a kid though, and is also more of a rulebreake [...]

    9. I found a great portion of this book illuminating, and honestly good advice for any gender. There are practical tips mixed in with inspirational stories. I wish that there was a, for lack of a better phrase, more boring story in the book, as the vast majority of stories of programmers really aren't that interesting. However, that's the most common career path. I also thought the book tried to cover the gamut of all possible careers, and it was a bit too short for that. A small fractionof the adv [...]

    10. As a woman, working in the tech industry (in Seattle nevertheless), I was immediately drawn to read this book. However, I found it a little preachy with a little too much "go get 'em, girl" attitude. There is nothing inherently wrong with that, it just didn't jive with my personality.

    11. As a woman in tech who is still searching for that mythical "place to belong", I really wanted to like this book. But it really didn't tell me anything that I hadn't heard before, and I don't necessarily agree with a lot of Wheeler's advice. Maybe my expectations were off. I expected, perhaps, a more "down to earth" version of Lean In. What I got was well, a maybe slightly more down to earth version, but still pretty pie in the sky. Of course the biggest difference between the two in Tarah's bac [...]

    12. I bought this book on KickStarter and it took me almost a year to actually start reading it. Once I started, I was done in a few days. It contains a mix of autobiographical stories and advice. I like the the stories come from 8 different women who have very different backgrounds. One is transgender so was able to remark on before/after experiences.Tarah recommends Toastmasters for those who are shy. I'm in Toastmasters and definitely agree it helps you communicate better. I learned that hugs are [...]

    13. This is a must read for every woman in tech, at least if you have even the slightest bit of interest in improving your career ;)Tarah's style of writing is captivating and not only does she know her way around in the tech world, she is determined to help women in tech and help us get represented more equally. The book is a mixture of stories from the writer but also other women in tech, and advice on how to improve your career and even become a leader/ start your own business in tech. As a woman [...]

    14. I don't actually remember when I started this, but I finished it tonight. I had put it down for a while.This is a great read and I'm totally not the target audience, but I felt the advice offered is generally applicable as well (I'm a transplant to tech marketing after pursuing a different career). Additionally as a queer male, I have felt my own versions of not fitting into company culture or traditional environments, so I'm interested in reading about ways of cutting past that. I felt the pers [...]

    15. Great advice on whiteboarding and salary negotiations. I really appreciated the candor and pragmatism that was present when discussing work-life balance. I think there's a bit of disservice done when it's repeated how accessible it is to learn to program (which is true!) followed by multiple contributors sharing childhood anecdotes of their asocial, erudite ways, perpetuating a stereotype of people in tech that I fear dissuades young women from entering a great industry. Still, this was a solid [...]

    16. I'm really glad this book exists! It had loads of applicable advice, and even if I'm not quite at the point where I'm going to be using all of the advice in this book, the knowledge gained was definitely worth having. I really loved the chapters about resumes/cvs and interviews. Thanks for the extra bonus chapter for men. It was smartly written.I docked a star only because I wasn't in love with some of the essays by other writers in the book. Most of them were great for sure, but there were a fe [...]

    17. Well-written read with lots of valuable and practical advice. As others have mentioned, not all advice should be followed, but there is definitely a lot of solid advice and it is up to you to decide what advice you want to follow and what you want to ignore. This book definitely left me more inspired. I do wish, however, that there had been more information on what to do if you are a woman who wants to transition into tech, since many of us may have already chosen non-tech degrees or jobs.

    18. Great advice for those who are out job hunting -- strategies to find a good job, interview, negotiate. Less useful for those who choose to go further in their degrees (MS, PhD) -- this book is encouraging too much a "go out there" attitude, at the cost of a "give up" attitude, which can be harmful to those who embark on the more challenging (yet rewarding) path of an advanced degree.

    19. This was full of practical advice, but didn’t read like a typical career advice book. There was no pandering, the author had many tips specific to the tech field, and mixed in were essays by various women in tech. What I appreciated most was something I don’t see addressed often- a focus on people who come into tech from other backgrounds or non-traditional avenues.

    20. I liked the different perspectives presented from the featured entrepreneurs. The tips and advice are insightful and helpful for career navigation and growth. There's even a bonus chapter for men which may be helpful to readers outside the target demographic of readership for this title. For me, it all read like a long list of common sense directives.

    21. I liked this a LOT more than I expected. I think it's important for both men and women to read - men are likely not even to realize all the emotional labor women have to put in or how the Second Shift is a real thing. Great book.

    22. A very nice book with practical advice to girls who dream of persuing a career in tech. I read the book to the end at a stretch, as most of the things in the book can be easily related to myself. Experience sharing chapters added in between improve the practicality of the book.

    23. Needed this book 10-15yrs ago, but glad to have it now and for other women working in or looking to get into tech. Enjoyed the advice, like negotiating salaries, and the stories from other women in tech. Heavily focused on coding life, but as a non-coder, still found it useful.

    24. I think every woman starting out in tech should read this book and I think women who have hit the class ceiling should read this book as well. I found a lot of insightful information on negotiating, mentorship and starting a business.

    25. I felt this book was focused on young women going into the gaming industry. As a woman in tech for 20 years I did not find this book insightful or helpful for me personally. It was pretty simplistic, however maybe a fresh graduate would find it helpful.

    26. This contains some very specific advice, as well as great personal stories between main parts of the book.

    27. I really enjoyed this book, some great insight even if you aren't a woman. Definitely worth a read for anyone in tech.

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