Innovating Women is a crowdsourced book about women in technology and it’s now out and available at bookstores. Farai Chideya and Vivek Wadhwa did a great job weaving in several authors with different voices to talk about the state of women’s careers in technology. I am proud to have contributed a section about Silvija Seres and Norwegian quotas for women on boards.
Here’s a clip of Vivek Wadhwa talking about the initiative:
Wadhwa: I started looking around at the composition of Silicon Valley companies: hardly any women. I started looking at the boards of companies, started looking on the websites: no women. And it was a surreal experience for me, what is going on here? why aren’t there women in Silicon Valley? How can the most innovative land on this planet not have women? How can you be leaving out the most productive part of our population?
If you’re curious for a preview, there’s a quote from Silvija in my post about Innovating Women last year when the project was just starting out.