Silicon Valley Reads 2020 Exclusive Event: Julian Guthrie in Conversation with Abe Kleinfeld

The author of "Alpha Girls" sits down with tech entrepreneur


The theme of Silicon Valley Reads 2020 is Women Making it Happen. It celebrates the achievements of women – from the tenacious individuals who worked hard to get women the right to vote to the women and girls of the 21st Century breaking gender barriers to excel in all areas of life.

Featured author Julian Guthrie wrote Alpha Girls, the untold story of pioneering women in Silicon Valley venture capital. Described as "Hidden Figures meets The Social Network," Alpha Girls is the story of the real unicorns of Silicon Valley – the women who found ways to survive and thrive in this high-stakes, male-dominated world. The book is being adapted for television.

Abe Kleinfeld is an entrepreneur who has worked with and supported women throughout his 40-year career in technology. His other start-ups include nCircle, Eloquent, and Odesta Systems Corporation.

WHO: Santa Clara County Library District, author Julian Guthrie, and Abe Kleinfeld, president & CEO of GridGain
WHEN/WHERE: Friday, February 28, 2020
7:30 pm
Los Altos Library      

13 S. San Antonio Road

Los Altos, CA 94002


The Santa Clara County Library District is a proud partner in Silicon Valley Reads, an annual community engagement program presented by SCCLD, San José Public Library and Santa Clara County Office of Education.

This event is free and open to the public.  Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.  Seating is limited and participants are encouraged to arrive early.

Patrons have two additional opportunities to see Guthrie. She will be making an author visit to Morgan Hill Library on Saturday, April 4 at 1 pm.

For the closing event, Guthrie and the four women featured in Alpha Girls – Mary Jane Elmore, Theresia Gouw, Sonja Perkins and Magdalena Yesil, will participate in a panel discussion hosted by Barbara Marshman, former editorial page editor at the Mercury News. The event is at The Tech Interactive on Thursday, April 9 at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6 pm for first come seating. No tickets are required.

Learn more about the Silicon Valley Reads at