• Women in Tech

  • Take Your Career to the Next Level with Practical Advice and Inspiring Stories
  • By: Tarah Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Tarah Wheeler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Geared toward women who are considering getting into tech, or those already in a tech job who want to take their career to the next level, this book combines practical career advice and inspiring personal stories from successful female tech professionals Brianna Wu (founder, Giant Spacekat), Angie Chang (founder, Women 2.0), Keren Elazari (TED speaker and cybersecurity expert), Katie Cunningham (Python educator and developer), Miah Johnson (senior systems administrator), Kristin Toth Smith (tech executive and inventor), and Kamilah Taylor (mobile and social developer). Written by a female startup CEO and featuring a host of other successful contributors, this book will help dismantle the unconscious social bias against women in the tech industry. Listeners will learn:

  • The secrets of salary negotiation
  • The best format for tech resumes
  • How to ace a tech interview
  • The perks of both contracting (W-9) and salaried full-time work
  • The secrets of mentorship
  • How to start your own company
  • And much more

©2016 Tarah Wheeler (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Fantastic, motivating and superb advice!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If they are a woman in tech; most definitely! This is a must read for every woman in tech, at least if you have even the slightest bit of interest in improving your career ;)

Tarah's style of writing is captivating and not only does she know her way around in the tech world, she is determined to help women in tech, and help us get represented more equally. She gives fantastic advise on how to improve your career and/ or even start your own business in tech.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Women in Tech?

I love how there are stories of Tarah, but also other women in tech weaved into the book. It really makes it all very relatable and motivating. It shows me what other women are going through and they make a woman in tech feel less alone, as we are still pretty underrepresented.

Which scene was your favorite?

I can't really say... well maybe; the part where she talks about leading and starting your own business. But that's because I am in the process of founding a startup so it is a current topic for me.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not too extreme but the book motivated me even more to want to be a part in the growing tech world, especially as a woman. And to being a part in the movement to help other women in tech, and get into tech.

Any additional comments?

Tarah narrated the book herself and she does a really good job! I loved listening to her.

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Uncommon common sense - plus inspiration

If only common sense were actually common! Tarah gives good advice around inspiring stories that make it memorable and intuitive. But of course, I'm biased. I wrote the foreword. Honored to have done so!

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Just what I needed

Excellent insight, inspiration and information for women who are in or may be interested in pursuing a career in technology. Definitely worth the read or listen.

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Not what I thought

Based on the preview I was ecstatic. "Finally a real advice book for women in tech and not just the MEN BAD narrative." But I was wrong. If you don't like the talk of bias, opression, 50/50 men/women workplace split and so on, then don't get this, it will only make you angry. The advice which is about 1 hour total is generic, but good and I have enjoyed it. The stories of the women in tech are interesting. The narration is GREAT (KUDOS to the author). It could have been a great book if it wasn't peppered with the "women have it so tough", "we need to get more women in tech", "bias this and bias that".

TLDR: I was disappointed, but if you feel opressed as a woman in tech you may like it.

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Love this women!

Tarah inspired me as a women in tech, to push the boundries and don't let any of your so call extras stop you. As a Mature, African, Gay Woman...I walk in my truth and I've found that as long as I'm cool with my situation others tend to follow my lead. I was so humbled by Tarah and her contributors journey and it increased my appreciation for my blessings and my lessons. I learn so much and I've already started implementing her suggestions about building a well rounded journey in tech and life. Thank you Tarah for writing this book, I will someday write my steps so I have some work to do... so enjoying this journey. Please and blessing to you Tarah!

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Buy it!

Are you a woman? Want to work in tech?
Then you need this book!
Stop wondering about it.
You. Will. Not. Regret. This. Purchase.

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Amazing!

I seriously enjoyed this book. Truly amazing and it helped me a lot with decisions

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  • Pola
  • 07-09-22

It's not a book for me

I am not standing for this kind of liberal feminism.
If your advice is to suck it up or not wear a dress to an interview, you're doing feminism wrong.

Also, narrator has this very annoying cheerful mannerism. It downplayed message of the stories.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-09-17

INSPIRING, HILARIOUS, VALUBLE

Where does Women in Tech rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best books I've ever read. So thought provoking, heart-swellingly awesome

What did you like best about this story?

This book was so awesome, hilarious anecdotes, strong messages of encouragement to follow your dreams and thought provoking tip bits of information from the tech world. I could not recommend it highly enough. A must read!

What about Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack’s performance did you like?

she is Hilarious

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Ovaries of Steel

Any additional comments?

I can't wait to see what else Tarah writes and follow her career. She is such a force for all things good!

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  • Marina Baker
  • 06-08-17

Fantastic book for women and men in tech

This book contained some great advice for those starting out and further along in their tech careers. Some great stories from ladies who've shared their experiences and an author who knows her stuff. As someone who's been in the tech industry over 15 years now I found a lot of useful and inspiring information.

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