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About the All-Gender Book Club:

Follow the rules below. This club is an interactive safe space for Lesbians Who Tech community members to learn, unpack, question, and challenge ourselves and each other. We actively center the experiences of LGBTQ women, WOC, and trans/nonbinary people, and we welcome allies to see from this cultural vantage. We actively build the queer culture and community we want to see in the world. And we like to read.

About Lesbians Who Tech

Lesbians Who Tech + Allies is a global community of over 40,000 LGBTQ women (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer) and nonbinary or gender nonconforming people in tech. Lesbians Who Tech promotes the visibility, leadership, and education of our community.

Book Club Agenda

6:30 PM - Refreshments and networking

7:00 PM - Moderated book discussion

8:00 PM - Open networking

8:30 PM - Wrap and release

Co-hosted by Dom Brassey (she/they)

Dom Brassey (she/they) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based communications consultant, technologist, and game designer currently working on the Brand Marketing team at Mapbox, a live location data platform powering your favorite location-based app experiences and the next generation of multi-dimensional business intelligence data visualizations. Formerly: Lesbians Who Tech; Prison University Project, and 500 Startups (Batch 14). She facilitates Women in Management groups at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and runs an All-Gender Book Club in Oakland, San Francisco, and Palo Alto.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dombrassey

Twitter: twitter.com/domlet


Co-hosted by Katie Pantell (she/her)

Katie Pantell is a full-stack web developer at Udemy, the world’s largest online learning marketplace. Voted #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area in 2018, Udemy is so excited to be hosting Lesbians Who Tech + Allies! Reach out to learn more about Udemy and our mission to improve lives through learning.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/katiepantell


Rules of the All-Gender Book Club

* We read two books at a time. Because diversity. You can read one or both.

* Cis Guys are welcome if they come as your guest. You are responsible for helping your guest understand the Lesbians Who Tech Code of Conduct. Cis guys seeking sponsors: ask around; do not show up unattached.

* Gender is awesome, and we educate each other about it. We use all the terms (ie, femme-of-center, andro, butch, cishet, AFAB, AMAB, enbie, gender-fluid, trans masculine, etc.) and we honor each other by learning and using correct pronouns.

How to suggest a book: twitter.com/domlet/status/958759883104403456

Twitter handles and hashtags:

@lesbiantech @domlet @Udemy @Mapbox #LWTSanFrancisco #AllGenderBookClub


Winter 2018 Books

Power to the Startup People: How To Grow Your Startup Career When You're Not The Founder

By Sarah E. Brown

While a ton of ink has been spilled about how to “crush it” as a founder or startup leader, there’s very little in the way of guidance for how we employees can hack our own careers. This engaging book provides the tools and tips to navigate the world of tech startups and make better decisions about your career along the way. You’ll find practical advice on how to ask for a promotion and raise, level up in your career, manage your boss, navigate startup failure (and success!), and more. Power to the startup people!

Buy the book: https://powertothestartuppeople.com

Get a free eBook: Sarah is offering free Kindle (ePub) and PDF copies of Power to the Startup People: How To Grow Your Startup Career When You're Not The Founder to everyone in Lesbians Who Tech book club! You can access your digital copies by emailing Sarah directly: Sarahbrownmarketing [at] gmail.com Please feel free to donate to Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship to pay it forward.

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

By adrienne maree brown

Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, this book invites us to feel, map, assess, and learn from the swirling patterns around us in order to better understand and influence them as they happen. This is a resolutely materialist “spirituality” based equally on science and science fiction, a visionary incantation to transform that which ultimately transforms us.

Buy the book: https://amzn.to/2DEKB5w



Sarah E. Brown is a B2B tech marketing leader, founder of Flatirons Tech, a diversity- and inclusion-focused tech meetup based in Boulder, Colorado, and mentor to early- stage startups at Techstars accelerator. She is currently Director of Content Marketing at BuildingConnected, the leading cloud based pre-construction bidding platform. You can find her hiking, sailing, and drinking robot-made vegan cappuccinos in San Francisco, the tech startup capital of the world.

Blog: http://sarahbrownmarketing.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SEBMarketing


adrienne maree brown is the co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, is a social justice facilitator, healer, and doula living in Detroit.

http://bit.ly/2DELHhE


Your hosts + organizers,

Dom Brassey (Mapbox)

Katie Pantell (Udemy)


  • This venue is accessible to wheelchair users. Near Montgomery BART, Transbay Terminal, 10 & 12 bus routes, paid parking lot next door
  • All ages welcome.
  • No ID required.
  • Attendees will need to be badged up to the event space, someone will be waiting in the lobby to direct you.
  • Read our Code of Conduct: Lesbianswhotech.org/code-of-conduct

About Lesbians Who Tech + Allies

Lesbians Who Tech + Allies is the largest LGBTQ technology community in the world -- committed to visibility, intersectionality, and changing the face of technology. The 40,000 non-binary, LGBTQ women, queer women of color (and our allies) in tech who make up our community come from every background and live in over 40+ cities worldwide. Over 5,000 women and non-binary people in tech attend our San Francisco Summit, making us the largest professional LGBTQ event in the world and the largest event for women in tech in California. Our programmatic work includes a coding scholarship for non-binary and LGBTQ women called the Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship Fund, a mentoring program, Bring a Lesbian to Work Day, and a leadership program -- #LWTSQUAD -- focused on supporting our members as they move into senior leadership roles and onto corporate boards. We're not just creating communities; we're pushing the tech sector to be more inclusive and changing the face of the entire tech industry.

To learn more go to Lesbianswhotech.org




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