Here’s a Kickstarter campaign for a new book that will inspire and give helpful information to any woman “trying to succeed in tech.”
Launched by Seattle-based Fizzmint CEO and founder Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack, the campaign will use the Kickstarter funds to create Women in Tech: The Book. It will feature chapters by several successful ladies in technology, “alternating teaching career skills with inspiring autobiographies.”
Contributors will include Giant Spacekat CEO Brianna Wu, Hackbright Academy VP and Women 2.0 co-founder Angie Chang, Code Fellows CEO Kristin Toth Smith, UrbaneSec Managing Partner Erin “SecBarbie” Jacobs, and Python Software Foundation board member and O’Reilly author Katie Cunningham. Collectively, they will cover a variety of topics, including gaming (Wu), founding (Jacobs) and balancing a tech career with parenting (Cunningham).
The goal is raise $28,800 within the next 30 days. A pledge of $24 gets you the physical or digital version of the book.
“I want to see women succeed in tech,” Wheeler Van Vlack says in her Kickstarter video. “I also don’t think there’s any vast conspiracy keeping women out of technology. Instead, I think we’re battling an unconscious social bias that keeps us from thinking that women will be a good fit in tech.”
Wheeler Van Vlack is already a veteran of two successful Kickstarter campaigns, including LadyCoders, which helped women learn how to get jobs in male-dominated fields. A longtime advocate for women in tech fields, she’s penned a guest post for us on getting more women interested in tech. This latest project looks like a promising lineup of some dynamic women with some great advice.