Transworld has bought She’s In CTRL, a book "about women, tech and daring to dream" by Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, a leading advocate for girls going into STEM careers as the founder of social enterprise Stemettes.
UK and Commonwealth rights were acquired from Claire Conrad at Janklow & Nesbitt as part of a two-book deal, and the first will be published by Bantam Press in hardback on 17th March 2022.
In She’s In CTRL, Imafidon argues, "it’s time to get into the room where the decisions are made. Or, better still, create our own tech rooms." Billed as "an inspirational narrative about how women must play a part in ensuring a future that’s evenly distributed", the book takes inspiration from Imafidon’s own experience and from the stories of other pioneers and innovators who have, against the odds, transformed technology.
Andrea Henry, editorial director at Transworld, said: "As something of a technophobe, I find Anne-Marie’s skills in science and maths awe-inspiring. But – and this is the key message – these are skills we can all learn. Add to that the drive and passion Anne-Marie brings to the cause of getting more women into careers in science, technology, engineering and maths, and it’s clear her thoughts on how we can – and must – change the world are long overdue. It’s really exciting for the Transworld team to be working with Anne-Marie on two important books, beginning with She’s In CTRL in 2022."
Imafidon said: "I’m ecstatic to be able to bring this technical message and some awesome technical voices to a new audience. Technology is only becoming more important in daily life. It’s too important for women to be left out and left behind. There’s so much that has been hidden about the technical contributions women have made from WiFi to GPS. I’m excited to see what will happen when more women take CTRL of tech."
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