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The Resource VentureGirls : raising girls to be tomorrow's leaders, Cristal Glangchai, PhD

VentureGirls : raising girls to be tomorrow's leaders, Cristal Glangchai, PhD

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VentureGirls : raising girls to be tomorrow's leaders
Title
VentureGirls
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raising girls to be tomorrow's leaders
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Cristal Glangchai, PhD
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Venture girls
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raising girls to be tomorrows leaders
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eng
Summary
Shares practical advice and activities for parents and educators for engaging today's young women in STEM subjects while giving them the tools of positive entrepreneurship
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In this impassioned cry for a concerted effort to recruit more girls to the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, Glangchai—herself a scientist and entrepreneur—makes a strong case for the urgency of her goal. According to one figure she cites, just 18% of young collegiate women are pursuing computer science degrees, down from 25% in the 1970s and ’80s. Her model for changing this state of affairs is entrepreneurship, which Glangchai teaches at her nonprofit, VentureLab. She lays out what she identifies as the basic skills of entrepreneurship, which include selecting a problem to focus on, brainstorming as many solutions as possible, conducting market research, building a prototype, and pitching to prospective users and inventors. Then she introduces a system for refining and iterating on products and ideas. Peppered throughout are thought-provoking “try this at home” exercises designed to encourage out-of-the-box thinking, such as a task involving Oreos, in which girls create a new cookie product, and “redesign me,” in which a girl is given a common household item and challenged to devise an entirely different use for it. This game-changing guide to empowering young women will inspire them and their parents. (May) --Staff (Reviewed 04/23/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 17, p)
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Glangchai, Cristal
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371.822
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Girls
  • Sex differences in education
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Leadership in girls
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Women in Business
  • EDUCATION / Parent Participation
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting
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raising girls to be tomorrow's leaders
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VentureGirls : raising girls to be tomorrow's leaders, Cristal Glangchai, PhD
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-357) and index
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text
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on1034014357
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 375 pages
Isbn
9780062697554
Lccn
bl2018079734
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1034014357
Label
VentureGirls : raising girls to be tomorrow's leaders, Cristal Glangchai, PhD
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1034014357
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 375 pages
Isbn
9780062697554
Lccn
bl2018079734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1034014357

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