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Best-selling author, keynote speaker, journalist

Julian Guthrie is a best-selling author, keynote speaker and journalist. As a journalist for 20 years at the San Francisco Chronicle, Guthrie won numerous awards, including the Best of the West Award and the Society of Professional Journalists' Public Service Award. Her feature writing and enterprise reporting were nominated multiple times for the Pulitzer Prize. Her articles have also been published by The Wall Street Journal, Time, Salon.com, Forbes, and The Huffington Post.

Guthrie’s 2019 book, Alpha Girls, is the untold story of pioneering women in Silicon Valley. Described as Hidden Figures meets The Social Network, Alpha Girls is a story of women who bucked the system and found ways to survive and thrive in the cutthroat, high-stakes, male dominated world of Silicon Valley. Alpha Girls is currently being made into a television series. Guthrie’s 2017 NYT best-seller, How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight, tells the story of an unforgettable cast of characters who dreamed of getting to space without the government's help. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson wrote the foreword, and Prof. Stephen Hawking wrote the afterword. Other works include the national best-seller, The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing's Greatest Race, The America's Cup (2013). Julian spent a year interviewing Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison. Her first book is The Grace of Everyday Saints (2011), the story of a group of everyday Catholics who waged an historic crusade to save their church.