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Publisher's Summary

Geared toward women who are considering getting into tech, or those already in a tech job who want to take their career to the next level, this book combines practical career advice and inspiring personal stories from successful female tech professionals Brianna Wu (founder, Giant Spacekat), Angie Chang (founder, Women 2.0), Keren Elazari (TED speaker and cybersecurity expert), Katie Cunningham (Python educator and developer), Miah Johnson (senior systems administrator), Kristin Toth Smith (tech executive and inventor), and Kamilah Taylor (mobile and social developer). Written by a female startup CEO and featuring a host of other successful contributors, this book will help dismantle the unconscious social bias against women in the tech industry. Listeners 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

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Tarah Wheeler (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Fantastic book for women and men in tech

This book contained some great advice for those starting out and further along in their tech careers. Some great stories from ladies who've shared their experiences and an author who knows her stuff. As someone who's been in the tech industry over 15 years now I found a lot of useful and inspiring information.

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  • Esther Dyson
  • 19-10-2016

Uncommon common sense - plus inspiration

If only common sense were actually common! Tarah gives good advice around inspiring stories that make it memorable and intuitive. But of course, I'm biased. I wrote the foreword. Honored to have done so!

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  • Maria W.
  • 23-02-2018

Buy it!

Are you a woman? Want to work in tech?
Then you need this book!
Stop wondering about it.
You. Will. Not. Regret. This. Purchase.

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  • EuropeanCaliGRL
  • 29-12-2017

Fantastic, motivating and superb advice!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If they are a woman in tech; most definitely! 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. She gives fantastic advise on how to improve your career and/ or even start your own business in tech.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Women in Tech?

I love how there are stories of Tarah, but also other women in tech weaved into the book. It really makes it all very relatable and motivating. It shows me what other women are going through and they make a woman in tech feel less alone, as we are still pretty underrepresented.

Which scene was your favorite?

I can't really say... well maybe; the part where she talks about leading and starting your own business. But that's because I am in the process of founding a startup so it is a current topic for me.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not too extreme but the book motivated me even more to want to be a part in the growing tech world, especially as a woman. And to being a part in the movement to help other women in tech, and get into tech.

Any additional comments?

Tarah narrated the book herself and she does a really good job! I loved listening to her.

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  • Zully Borges
  • 09-11-2017

Amazing!

I seriously enjoyed this book. Truly amazing and it helped me a lot with decisions

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-06-2017

INSPIRING, HILARIOUS, VALUBLE

Where does Women in Tech rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best books I've ever read. So thought provoking, heart-swellingly awesome

What did you like best about this story?

This book was so awesome, hilarious anecdotes, strong messages of encouragement to follow your dreams and thought provoking tip bits of information from the tech world. I could not recommend it highly enough. A must read!

What about Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack’s performance did you like?

she is Hilarious

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Ovaries of Steel

Any additional comments?

I can't wait to see what else Tarah writes and follow her career. She is such a force for all things good!