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SV Reads 2020: Women Making It Happen

Julian Guthrie shares the untold story of four dynamic women, Magdalena Yesil, Mary Jane Elmore, Theresia Gouw and Sonja Hoel Perkins, who helped shape the tech landscape of Silicon Valley. Through grit and ingenuity, these trailblazers rewrote the rules and conquered the challenges of working in a male-dominated venture capital industry.

Hear more about their personal stories as we celebrate the achievements and relentless perseverance of these extraordinary women.

In association with Santa Clara County Library District, Santa Clara County Office of Education, the San Jose Public Library and DeAnza College

Speaker photo (from left to right): Theresia Gouw, Sonja Hoel Perkins, Mary Jane Elmore, Magdalena Yesil and Julian Guthrie

SV Reads 2020



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Mary Jane Elmore

Member, Broadway Angels; Twitter @mjhelmore

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Julian Guthrie

Author, Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took On Silicon Valley’s Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime; Twitter @JulianGuthrie

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Sonja Hoel Perkins

Founder and Managing Director, The Perkins Fund; @sonjaperkins

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In Conversation with Sal Pizarro

Columnist, The Mercury News; Twitter @spizarro