Women in Tech: Take Your Career to the Next Level with Practical Advice and Inspiring Stories
Take Your Career to the Next Level with Practical Advice and Inspiring Stories
“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 is a Belfer Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She is an International Security Fellow at New America and a US/UK Fulbright Scholar in cybersecurity. She is also an Electronic Frontier Foundation advisory board member, an inaugural contributing cybersecurity expert for the
Washington Post, and a
Foreign Policy contributor on cyberwarfare.