Friday, May 15, 2015

BNG FRIDAY: A foreword from a real-world Brave New Girl

Every Friday until its publication, I'm going to blog something about Brave New Girls: Tales of Girls and Gadgets, a YA sci-fi anthology featuring tech-savvy heroines. The goal is to encourage more girls to enter Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math professions. All revenues from sales of the anthology will be donated to a scholarship fund through the Society of Women Engineers.

We were lucky enough to find a foreword author for Brave New Girls who perfectly embodies everything we're encouraging young girls to be: Lara Hogan, a Senior Engineering Manager of Performance at Etsy and author of Designing for Performance. She's a computer engineer, a feminist, an author, a trailblazer... seriously, she's a rock star. Lara has written a kick-ass introduction to the book, talking about its theme and what it means to her. I can't wait for all of y'all to read it!

Here's her bio:

Lara Callender Hogan is the Senior Engineering Manager of Performance at Etsy and the author of Designing for Performance. She has given presentations and keynotes globally about the importance of performance, including championing it as a part of the overall user experience, striking a balance between aesthetics and speed, and building performance into company culture.

Find Lara online:

Twitter: @lara_hogan

BRAVE NEW GIRLS will be released in Summer 2015! Sign up here to receive a notification when it's available to order.

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