Girls Do IT Too!

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“Girls Do IT Too!” by Sonja Bernhardt

Sonja Bernhardt’s all-embracing life in technology smashes through the nerd myths and is a shiny example of how grit, determination, resilience and persistence mixed with an everlasting supply of optimism and a true love of life conquers heart breaking failures leading to soaring successes.

From her father’s WWII workcamp escape and travel to Tasmania to Sonja’s dramatic birth; from university dropout to single mother to corporate executive; to being sacked, setting up her own technology company, and building her software development firm into a multi-award winning company; from making her way in the technology ‘bro’ culture, to achieving recognition, including a Medal of the Order of Australia(OAM) and induction into the WITI International Hall of Fame (Silicon Valley), to a successful multimillion dollar exit from her company.

This is a tale spanning Oceania, Asia, Europe, North and South America, where Sonja’s life weaves through close encounters with world leaders, including a royalty or two. And her pioneering efforts to attract and promote females into technology studies and careers is a constant thread.

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