Elissa Shevinsky visited Google's office in Cambridge, MA to discuss the collection of essays she edited and to which she contributed, "Lean Out: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-Up Culture". "Lean Out" collects 25 stories from the modern tech industry, from people who fought GamerGate and from women and transgender artists who have made their own games, from women who have started their own companies and who have worked for some of the most successful corporations in America, from LGBTQ women, from women of color, from transgender people and people who do not ascribe to a gender. All are fed up with the glacial pace of cultural change in America’s tech industry.
Elissa Shevinsky is a serial entrepreneur known for her work building cyber-security applications as well as her unique perspective on women in tech.
Included are essays by anna anthropy, Leigh Alexander, Sunny Allen, Lauren Bacon, Katherine Cross, Dom DeGuzman, FAKEGRIMLOCK, Krys Freeman, Gesche Haas, Ash Huang, Erica Joy, Jenni Lee, Katy Levinson, Melanie Moore, Leanne Pittsford, Brook Shelley, Elissa Shevinsky, Erica Swallow, and Squinky.Find out more