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Brotopia

It’s no secret that Silicon Valley is a boys club, but journalist Emily Chang breaks the glass and exposes its biggest risks.

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<club-desc-paragraph>Silicon Valley is a modern utopia where anyone can change the world. Unless you're a woman. Vastly outnumbered, women in tech face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment. The aggressive, misogynistic, work-at-all costs culture has shut women out of the greatest wealth creation in the history of the world. Emily Chang provides beyond-the-book insights into why she decided to expose this “Brotopia”, how women have risked their careers to fight back and how she hopes we can break up the renowned boys club once and for all.<club-desc-paragraph>

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<club-landing-h3>Background and Introduction<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Emily shares her background as a tech journalist and talks about the seed of inspiration for Brotopia.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>Brief History of Women in Tech<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Emily gives us a brief overview of the history of women’s role in early tech and computing; and explains the pivot into tech becoming a male-run industry.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>The Myth of Meritocracy<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Emily dispels the pervasive myth of meritocracy propagated by prominent tech world figures like Peter Thiel.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>Sex Parties, Strip Clubs, and Silicon Valley Whistleblowers<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Emily goes into detail about corporate whistleblowers like Susan Fowler, and describes the decadent Silicon Valley party scene.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>The Future of Tech & Brotopia’s Impact<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Emily talks about a possibly more egalitarian, equal-minded future for the tech industry, and the impact of her book.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>The Writer’s Process<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Emily gives us the scoop on her book’s title and how she approached the writing process for the book.<club-landing-paragraph>


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