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Julian Guthrie Ms.

Julian Guthrie is one of the nation's most respected journalists, an international bestselling author and an inspirational speaker. Over her award-winning, 25-year career, Julian has interviewed some of the world’s most successful and interesting people in Silicon Valley. She has spent years researching how men and women win (and it's not the same). Guthrie spent 20 years at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she won numerous awards, including the Best of the West Award and the Society of Professional Journalists' Public Service Award. Her feature writing and enterprise reporting were nominated multiple times for the Pulitzer Prize.

She is the author of "The Grace of Everyday Saints," "The Billionaire and the Mechanic," "How to Make a Spaceship" and "Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took on Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime." In all her work, she is drawn to underdog stories and stories that combine great human drama and improbable dreams with technological innovations and breakthroughs. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, loves adventure and travel, loves speaking to groups big and small, is a self-professed word geek, an obsessed storyteller, an avid reader and a proud mom. She looks at stories as her "little pieces of immortality."

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Alpha Girls: The Women Who Challenged Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Pioneered the Future
Science / Medicine / Technology
April 2019
ISBN 9780525573920
304 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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"Alpha Girls is reporter Julian Guthrie's powerful account of five women pioneers in the field of venture capital who bucked the system and found ways to survive and thrive in the cutthroat, high-stakes, male-dominated world of Silicon Valley. More/less

How to Make a Spaceship
Science / Medicine / Technology
Penguin Books
September 2017
ISBN 9781101980491
$18.00, INSTOCK
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