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Reveals how male-dominated Silicon Valley became sexist despite its utopian ideals and decades of companies claiming the moral high ground, and how women are finally starting to fight back against toxic workplaces and sexual harrassment.

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ISBN 9780735213531
Barcode 9780735213531
Published 15 February 2018 by Penguin
Format Hardback
Author(s) Interviewee Chang, Emily
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ISBN-13 9780735213531
ISBN-10 0735213534
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Portfolio
Publication Date 15 February 2018
International Publication Date 6 February 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Interviewee Chang, Emily
Category Women's Studies
Business & Management
Organizational Theory & Behaviour
Information Technology Industries
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 161mm
Height: 238mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 525g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Sex discrimination in employment - California - Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County), Sex discrimination against women - California - Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County), Discrimination in employment - California - Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County), Internet industry - California - Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County)
NBS Text Careers & Success
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 331.41330979
Catalogue Code 888609

Description of this Book

Silicon Valley is a modern utopia where anyone can change the world. Unless you're a woman.For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasyland of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It's a Brotopia, where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and colleagues network over lunch at the local strip club.In this powerful expose, Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang reveals how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground (Don't Be Evil! Connect the World!)--and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back.Drawing on her deep network of Silicon Valley insiders, Chang opens the boardroom doors of male-dominated venture capital firms like Kleiner Perkins, the subject of Ellen Pao's high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit, and Sequoia, where a partner once famously said they won't lower their standards just to hire women. Interviews with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and former Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer--who got their start at Google, where just one in five engineers is a woman--reveal just how hard it is to crack the Silicon Ceiling. And Chang shows how women such as former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, entrepreneur Niniane Wang, and game developer Brianna Wu, have risked their careers and sometimes their lives to pave a way for other women.Silicon Valley's aggressive, misogynistic, work-at-all costs culture has shut women out of the greatest wealth creation in the history of the world. It's time to break up the boys' club. Emily Chang shows us how to fix this toxic culture--to bring down Brotopia, once and for all.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Broptopia is more than a business book. Silicon Valley holds extraordinary power over our present lives as well as whatever utopia (or nightmare) might come next. --The New York Times Brotopia goes far beyond the salacious to offer an important examination of why the technology industry is so dominated by men -- and how women are pushing back. --The Financial Times .. .Chang's scrutiny breaks open a wide doorway, allowing fresh ideas about a tainted industry to circulate and spark discussions. A thorough, important examination of the often sleazy, male-dominated world of Silicon Valley. --Kirkus Review
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Emily Chang is the anchor and executiveproducer of Bloomberg Technology, a daily TV show focused on global technologyand Bloomberg Studio 1.0, where she regularly speaks to top tech executives,investors, and entrepreneurs. She was previously a CNN correspondent based inBeijing and London, and has won five regional Emmy awards for her reporting.She is a graduate of Harvard University and lives in San Francisco with herhusband and three children.

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