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#108 Adriana Gascoigne: Tech Boss Lady

Adriana Gascoigne
Founder of Girls in Tech

Adriana is the Founder and CEO of Girls in Tech, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that empowers women in the tech industry across the globe. Before founding Girls in Tech, Adriana served in executive roles at Ogilvy & Mather, Interpublic Group of Companies, Social Gaming Network (SGN), and SecondMarket.  She has been named one of the 20 most influential Latinos in Technology by CNET, among other awards.

She is author of the book Tech Boss Lady:  How to Startup, Disrupt and Thrive as a Female Founder

In this episode, Adriana charts the influence her immigrant grandparents, and entrepreneurial parents had on her.  She shares her early experience with Silicon Valley’s unwelcoming male culture, and how she came to create the global enterprise that is Girls in Tech.  She discusses how sexual harassment in Silicon Valley has – and hasn’t – changed.  From roller skating to balling up stress like a travel t-shirt – this episode has a bit of everything.

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Girls in Tech