Julian Guthrie shares the untold story of four dynamic women, Magdalena Yesil, Mary Jane Elmore, Theresia Gouw and Sonja Hoel Perkins, who helped shape the tech landscape of Silicon Valley. Through grit and ingenuity, these trailblazers rewrote the rules and conquered the challenges of working in a male-dominated venture capital industry.
Hear more about their personal stories as we celebrate the achievements and relentless perseverance of these extraordinary women.
In association with Santa Clara County Library District, Santa Clara County Office of Education, the San Jose Public Library and DeAnza College
Speaker photo (from left to right): Theresia Gouw, Sonja Hoel Perkins, Mary Jane Elmore, Magdalena Yesil and Julian Guthrie
January 23, 2020
DeAnza Visual and Performing Arts Center 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino, 95014 United States
Author, Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took On Silicon Valley’s Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime; Twitter @JulianGuthrie
Sonja Hoel Perkins
Founder and Managing Director, The Perkins Fund; @sonjaperkins
In Conversation with Sal Pizarro
Columnist, The Mercury News; Twitter @spizarro
7:30 p.m. program
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