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Pioneering Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Magdalena Yesil came to the United States in 1976 with two suitcases and $43, blind to the challenges she would face as a woman and immigrant in Silicon Valley. Today she is best known as the first investor and a founding board member of Salesforce, the now multibillion-dollar company that ushered in the era of cloud-based computing.
In Power Up: How Smart Women Win in the New Economy, Yesil urges women to look beyond the alarming gender statistics of the workplace and feel confident entering tech or any field - but also prepared to deal with the challenges. She shares what she experienced as a woman in Silicon Valley with surprising candor and heart, relying not just on her insight but that of more than a dozen top women entrepreneurs to offer pragmatic takeaways on topics such as:

Owning career choices while managing risk
Getting credit for your work
Managing sexual dynamics
Recruiting allies in the movement toward a supportive workplace for everyone

Pragmatic, incisive, and full of highly actionable advice, Yesil prepares ambitious women to break glass ceilings and rise to the top in the New Silicon Valley - and beyond.
©2017 Magdalena Yesil (P)2017 Hachette Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By BeckyinSandiego on 01-07-18

Insightful, fresh, and engaging

Magdalena knows her stuff as a long standing V.C. and Entrepeneur. This is a solid read for any ladies navigating male dominated industries that continue to be plagued by harassment, unfair wages, etc....I love her metaphor of water as a way to flow through difficult obstacles.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anurag K. on 01-01-18

Highly practical advice that transcends gender

In Power Up, the author shares blunt but pragmatic advice applicable to any professional-minded reader regardless of age, sector, or gender. I myself am a male reader and out of the technology space central to the 'new economy' but often found myself pausing to better absorb the nuggets of wisdom sprinkled throughout the book.  I think the advice maintains relevance due to a straightforward framework to fight bias, whether real or imagined, centering around a core belief about the value of self and work product.  (For the male readers hesitant to pick up the book, it also does not hurt to be a little more sensitive to challenges faced by women in the workforce).  

The advice itself shines through a well-narrated collection of stories that reveal a charismatic and personable character. That said, I found the listening speed most comfortable at 1.25x. Highly recommend.

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