In Alpha Girls, the pioneers of venture capital in Silicon Valley
Alpha Girls (Editora Agir, 288 pages) by American journalist Julian Jouthi, tells the story of four executives of adventurous capital, who overcame poisonous sexual discrimination and overcame hat During the first years of the Internet revolution.
These are the women who started from the bottom, fought hard, and helped build technology giants such as Salesforce, McAfee, Hotmail, and Facebook. A reporter for San Francisco Chronicle for two decades, Gutry has closely followed the transformations of the new economy. It is the author of how to make a spaceip (there is no version in Brazil), from 2017, a booklet book on the space race for private sector investors.
While traveling across the United States for interviews with engineers, businessmen, and financiers, she asked herself, “Where are the women?” His search for an answer led to the emergence of Alpha Girls. The central figures in the story are Majdalina Yassel, Marie Jin Elmour, Theresia Joe, and Sonia Hall – all of them “the ace in mathematics, engineering, financing, computing, and business, but, like fictional figures in sex and the city, the body and the city – alpha girls in the blood were also trying to find their path in the world “.
Magdalena Yusel, for example, arrived in the United States to study at Stanford University in 1976. She had only $ 43 and nine gold bracelets. According to her father, the jewelry should not be sold unless she needs it. She did not have to do so, but she spent late nights working at the university center at the university and earned an additional few dollars by helping other students. Her career started as a partner in the United States.
Partners, Partners, participated in investments in about 30 startups. Magdalena was one of the founders of Salesforce and now running Broadway Angels, an angel investment company. Like many other women in the first days of the valley, Magdalina felt direct sexual discrimination in male-dominated actions.
Stanford was one of his first functionality in AMD, the semiconductor maker. At a Hawaiian sales conference, I expected to see a Hawaiian dance, but she was surprised by breakfast with a nudity offer. At dinner the next night, the girls started taking off their clothes and doing sexual work.
She went to complain to her president, one of the founders of the company and asked her to calm down. He invited her to dinner with the main AMD distributors. “I heard that you are a good engineer, and I know they will enjoy the company of a beautiful young woman.”