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Thursday, October 17 • 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Alpha Girls: Powerful Women Reshaping the Tech World

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Silicon Valley, goes the current narrative, is a world created and run by men. These two authors gleefully provide a counterpoint, with new books about women playing critical roles in the Valley. Julian Guthrie's recent Alpha Girls reveals the industry's “hidden figures” -- women who identified, invested in and built up companies that changed the world, from Microsoft to Facebook, Tesla, Oracle, and Salesforce. Another Silicon Valley trailblazer, former Google executive Jessica Powell, recently published The Big Disruption, which The New York Times called “a zany satire...her diagnosis of Silicon Valley's cultural stagnancy is so spot on that it's barely contestable.” Moderated by Silicon Valley historian Adam Fisher. $6 members / $16 general

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Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher grew up in Silicon Valley playing Atari, programming computers, and reading science fiction. He now lives on an island in the San Francisco Bay and writes overlooking the water for Wired, MIT Technology Review, and The New York Times Magazine. He is author of the Silicon... Read More →

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Julian Guthrie

Julian Guthrie is the author of Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took On Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime. She spent 20 years at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she won numerous awards, including the Best of the West Award and the Society of Professional... Read More →
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Jessica Powell

Jessica Powell is the author of The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional but Essentially True Silicon Valley Story. She was Google’s Vice President of Communications and served on the company’s management team. She is the author of Literary Paris, and has lived in 10 countries, working variously as a translator, journalist, and wild boar chaser. Her fiction and nonfiction has been published i... Read More →

Thursday October 17, 2019 6:30pm - 7:45pm PDT
Contemporary Jewish Museum