About this project
We're funded!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! 1st Stretch Goal: Spanish language translation!
Help us get to $33k, and we'll provide the option of a Spanish translation!
We're blowing up in the news!
No one's ever written a book called "Women In Tech." That's a huge oversight that I'm going to fix.
Hi, I’m Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack, and I’m writing the book “Women In Tech" with a host of amazing collaborators! Our goal is a positive message of information and inspiration!
We want to see women succeed in tech, and I certainly don’t believe we should burn the system down. I also don’t believe that there’s a vast conspiracy to keep women out of tech.
We’re all working against an unconscious social bias that tells us that women aren’t a good fit for tech. We will help in a practical way by teaching you what you need to know to get into tech, and interspersing instructional chapters with amazing and inspirational autobiographies by hugely successful women telling you how they overcame their obstacles and what they love about technology as a career field.
We need your help. This is a huge project with a big goal. All of my coauthors are being paid for their contributions. It's not just about writing the book. We'll need to manage interviews, travel, podcasts, guest authors, editors, media, and taxes and accounting.
I’m the CEO of Seattle tech company Fizzmint and I’m an advocate for diversity in tech. I’m a leader, a keynote speaker, an author, a webcaster, a mentor and mentee, a Trekkie, a scientist, poker player, comic nerd, Defcon black badge, and I helped found the world’s largest tech mentorship initiative, Hack The People, which came out of my previous successful kickstarter called LadyCoders. I have run two successful Kickstarters, I’m in a great place to get this book out there, I have the credibility and the reputation needed to bring successful women together for this project, and I have the writing and project management skills to pull off a big book like this one.
We can only do this with your support! Back us and help us bring this positive, informational, inspiring message to women around the world!
Risks and challenges
There will absolutely be unexpected delays when it comes to editing. These are successful women running companies, and sending edits back and forth is going to take some time. Writing a book like this isn't a problem, but project managing it to completion will be a long endeavor. It's worth it, though!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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