Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology

Crowdsourced book features stories from hundreds of women in science and technology fields.

Kauffman Foundation-funded book Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology features a collection of more than 500 candid first-hand interviews and essays from women in technology, including Google[x] VP Megan Smith, venture capitalist Heidi Roizen, Patriarch Partners CEO Lynn Tilton, and entrepreneur and technology executive Kim Polese.

Author Vivek Wadhwa, along with award-winning journalist Farai Chideya, crowdsourced the book to feature research, stories, and perspectives about women's participation in the innovation economy.

The book reveals the stark reality of gender discrimination in technology fields.

"Women are increasingly integral to entrepreneurship and innovation — the lynchpins of individual economic independence and dynamic economic growth. Through sharing their stories, experiences, and advice, the women in this book at once inspire and instruct anyone interested in learning how to uplift women innovators and entrepreneurs. In examining the challenges woman face in entrepreneurship, the authors call on us to promote a dynamic, and fair, innovation environment," said Wendy Guillies, acting president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Watch a Milken Institute panel discussion on the topic that includes Kauffman Vice President of Research and Policy Dane Stangler and Innovating Women author Vivek Wadhwa