Hidden Lives of Women in STEM
by Lori Rodriguez
About the Book
Join 12 women leaders in STEM as they share their remarkable first-person life stories with the raw intensity of an intimate conversation with a trusted friend.
Infused with hard-won wisdom, you'll dive into hard conversations at work, listen in on heart-to-hearts with partners, and bear witness to true grit and resilience.
Feel the thrust of lift-off into space, choke on tear gas in Apartheid South Africa, endure the heat of a Los Angeles sweat shop, and the loneliness of being an "only" at work.
This book a love letter to our sisters and a chance for allies to walk a mile in our war-torn shoes.
Why Kindle Vella? It's a perfect format to bring you along each woman's journey in a thoughtful, interactive way. Each section is a five-minute snackable read—and most stories will take about half an hour to devour (about three episodes).
Optimized for mobile, it's easy to take a well-deserved break in your day, redeem time waiting in line, or binge-read episodes to end your day or week!
Meet the Women...
I love being a mom of five. And I love being a woman in tech. Being both, though, is damn near impossible. So I'm on a mission to change that!
In my prior work as a VP at Gartner, the world's largest technology research and advisory company, I interviewed over a thousand C-Suite technology leaders. The lack of women in those key decision-making roles was stark, obvious, and troubling. (Less than 1 in 4 CIOs.)
But some women broke through.
What was their secret? What could I learn from them? What could I share so that other women would join and thrive in the fields we loved? (53% of women leave by mid-career!)
That's how my audacious mission of increasing the number of women in STEM began!
Currently, I'm Chief Digital Advisor for Women in Tech, a global non-profit with 200,000 members in 45 chapters on six continents. I am also President of the US Chapter and a founding member of Chief, a sisterhood of executive women. I regularly speak on digital transformation, customer experience, resilience, future of work, and women in technology, STEM, and leadership.
I'm honored to have been entrusted with sharing the stories of 12 inspiring leaders. But, as you will come to know, what makes them truly remarkable is not just their successes but the way they carry their scars. Come away awed, energized, and full of pragmatic advice!
Join me on this journey by reading, liking, and sharing these women's stories – and your own.
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