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Brotopia Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley [Ebook ebook] by Emily Chang – eBook, Kindle ePUB and Epub Read

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Nect the World and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight backDrawing 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 Seuoia 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 e I REALLY wanted to like this book This is a topic I care a lot about I called out the CEO of my company at all hands for not having enough women on the leadership team I read in my neighborhood blog that Emily Chang is a neighbor She seems rad I want to be friends with her But even stillI had hoped this book would capture what it felt like to be woman working in tech in SV and why women are treated the way they are It felt like that Emily Chang focused on the big names that she was connected to from working at Bloomberg News It mostly felt like a rehash of recent women in tech news For example she talks about PayPal mafia and then she talks to Max Levchin about his current company Affirm He talks about how the environment at Affirm is way different than PayPal But it s all from Max s perspectiveI wanted to read the book where we then hear about the experience from a female engineer on Affirm s teaminstead giving platform to anotherwhite maleYou get Sheryl Sandberg instead of that woman working at Facebook contemplating freezing her eggs It s all the same perspective that you continually hear about in tech news

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Brotopia Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley

Ngineers 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 womenSilicon 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 BROTOPIA BREAKING UP THE BOYS CLUB OF SILICON VALLEY popped onto my reading radar while speaking with a former colleague about her experiences going to B school Stanford and working at a prominent tech firm Salesforce in Silicon Valley My friend s graduate school project involved collecting and analyzing data about the gender disparity in the tech world Her research was the basis for a recent cover article in Atlantic Monthly and received a mention in this book by Emily Chang Overall this is a good book well written insightful and interesting the story about Lena Soderberg aka Lenna Sjooblom aka Playboy s 1972 Miss May as the inspiration for the development of JPEG images is incredible while also raising much incredulity Chang spins story after story of shocking horrible outlandish unacceptable and boorish behavior by the Bros of Silicon Valley She tells these stories in an interesting way mostly by going company by company showing the many mistakes and scandals at tech and VC firms while also pointing out some of the places and people who have not just tried to bring women and minorities into the tech world but also make them feel welcome and respected Unfortunately there aren t a lot of shining examples of success in the latter category My only criticisms of the book are that I wish Chang had delved a little further into the data my friend and her colleagues amassed instead of just providing company vignettes At times the stories came across as anecdotal instead of indicative of a systemic problem My other criticism is the assumption that the goal in SV and elsewhere should be a 5050 representation between male and female workers Is this goal desirable much less attainable Shouldn t the goal be to make women and other non straight white male people feel welcome and respected instead no matter what their number is My reasoning here is that why use 5050 as a marker at all What if or less women than 50% want to go into coding and other tech fields How does this desire in tech play out in other fields is this truly the goal of all industries to represent people by their numbers in the general populationBesides those uibbles I admire Chang s book especially her fearlessness when it comes to naming names of men who epitomize the worst of Silicon Valley Bro culture

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For women in tech Silicon Valley is not a fantasyland 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 network at sex partiesIn this powerful exposé 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 Con I couldn t get enough of this book You don t need to be someone who works in Silicon Valley or identify as female to appreciate this book As someone who works on the fringe of this world and with many of these companies and the women men of Silicon Valley I found the history lesson incredibly valuable I appreciated Chang s artful mix of data anecdote and interview to paint an informed picture of who why what how So much of the narrative and data validated my own experience in a way that felt incredibly empowering and helpful I see many of these orange and red flags in some of the organizations that employ me and am hopeful that armed with the information from Brotopia I will be a better advocate and change maker for myself and others I ve also reuested that the rest of my company read it so that we can have a jumping off place for conversations to address and prevent these pitfalls in our own organization and those we work within I hope that works like this come out that delve this directly into the explicit challenges I would value feeling informed about the challenges for POC and LGBT in these fields too


10 thoughts on “Brotopia Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley

  1. says:

    I know how tricky it can be for a white straight cis dude to write anything negative about a book like this I feel that my identity will be held against me and my review discounted as a result but I’m going to share a review anywayThis book is a missed opportunity So much hype for it So much interest in it But so little promise fulfilledA big problem with the book is that there’s almost nothing in it you can’t find in many of the a

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    It sucks that the really long review I originally wrote was deleted but I care about voicing this opinion SO MUCH that I'm willing to give it another go Like other readers expecting an in depth revelatory historiography o

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    I couldn't get enough of this book You don't need to be someone who works in Silicon Valley or identify as female to appreciate this book As someone who works on the fringe of this world and with many of these companies and the women men of Silicon Valley I found the history lesson incredibly valuable I appreciated Chang's artful m

  4. says:

    This book is well researched and well considered While Silicon Valley has been impacted by #metoo with some powerful men stepping down from their companies it's not enough just to think in terms of a few bad apples; the entire culture could use a reboot when it comes to gender relations euality and the broadening of the talent pool It's been shown that diverse teams produce better products for on this I'd recommend anot

  5. says:

    This was really interesting While many of us are all aware of sexism in general and in tech I learned a lot I didn't know like how th

  6. says:

    I REALLY wanted to like this book This is a topic I care a lot about I called out the CEO of my company at all hands for not having enough wome

  7. says:

    This is a well written book You can tell Emily uses her Bloomberg speaking skills and translates them on paper about an important discussion about the lack of women in technology; this specifically in Silicon Valley There

  8. says:

    BROTOPIA BREAKING UP THE BOYS’ CLUB OF SILICON VALLEY popped onto my reading radar while speaking with a former colleague about her experiences going to B school Stanford and working at a prominent tech firm Salesforce in Silicon Valley My friend’s graduate school project involved collecting and analyzing data about the gender disparity in the tech world Her research was the basis for a recent cover article in Atlantic Month

  9. says:

    I had high hopes for this book to be the book that addresses the gender biases in tech and the workplace I was really hoping that a journalist at Bloomberg could shed some serious light on this timely issue Instead

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    I'd hand out copies of this to everyone I know if I could The groundbreaking books I've read by journalists lately are really setti

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