Listen: The Women Who Took on Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime
"There's a common expression business that it's a man's world. What is it really light succeed as a woman in a toughest business environment in the world Silicon Valley? My next guest is. Julian Guthrie who spent twenty years at the San Francisco Chronicle where she won numerous awards and had her writing nominated multiple times for the Pulitzer prize new book out it's called alpha girls, the women upstarts who took on silicon valley's Mel culture a made the deals of a lifetime. Julian welcome to the show. Thank you and happy to be here. And congratulations to you on show five. Years. I started a basement. And now I feel like I'm in top of the world. So what was your inspiration exactly had three my own startups until my wife said, okay, we sold the last one you're done. Go. Do something else though. I love it. So you'd be experience for sure what was your inspiration for writing this book about the women in Silicon Valley here. My last book. My last two books were actually very male dominated and the primary figures were these titans of industry in one case. Larry Ellison, the co founder of Oracle corP was my second book, the billionaire the mechanic, and then my last book was called how to make a spaceship. And it was I interviewed into the primary figure was this extraordinary man named Peter demand. Is who started the x prize, but I also interviewed Elon Musk and Richard Branson? And while I was out promoting that book and talking about that book with Peter talking to a lot of entrepreneurs and engineers in the aerospace, folks, I would look out and I would see. Maybe there were thousand people and ten were women. And I said where all the women in these really key fields of, you know, startups. Entrepreneurship engineers, basically fields that are helping to shape the future. And so that was my moment that I really wanted to find women who are who are finding ways to succeed. But how are they doing? So in these really critical male dominated fields. And so that brought me to Silicon Valley, and then is zeroed in even more on venture capital is a particularly influential little understood kind of industry that affects really how how we all live. All right."