Thursday, April 11, 2013

How Geek Girls Will Rule the World

I'm very happy to announce that Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon has just published How Geek Girls Will Rule the World! Jennifer interviewed me for her book, and I told her a little of my geeky history and geeky experiences, including my teen passion for science fiction books and my love of physics and math courses.

Here's the description for Jennifer's book:
A book for girl geeks, by girl geeks! Are you a geek? Do you enjoy geeky things in your spare time, or do you work in a geeky field? Many women who aspire to a geeky lifestyle have experienced sexism, holding them back from their dreams. This book features interviews with famous women in the fields of computer science, science and mathematics, gaming, science fiction and fantasy, and comics and manga to learn how they overcame any sexism they experienced to get where they are today. Each interviewed woman answered questions about: -How her passion for her geeky field grew -How she chose/landed upon her career path -Her current and planned projects -Whether or not she experienced sexism, and how she overcame it if she did -Her advice for girls and women interested in her field.
It was really an honor to be included in this terrific project. This sounds like just the book to give to a young women considering a career in some nerdtastic field. I hope you'll check it out!

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