When we began researching this book starting in 2011, we had one big goal in mind: to share the untold stories of enterprising women forging a new path in the male-dominated world of technology. Imagine our delight and surprise when we learned last fall that our project had caught the attention of talk show host, actress and TV producer Kelly Ripa, her husband, actor and TV producer Mark Consuelos and their team at Milojo productions.
We are delighted to share with you some big, big, big news: GGR has been optioned by Milojo as part of its overall deal with ABC Studios to develop the book into a scripted TV series! Kelly, Mark and Albert Bianchini will executive produce the project, along with Michael Halpern, Milojo’s manager of development. Variety broke the story on Friday.
After reading an early copy of the manuscript, here’s what Kelly had to say:
“I don’t know much about tech, but I do know that these pioneer women are pretty dope. Geek Girl Rising gives a much needed voice to the fearless women paving an important path in the tech world, while forming a lasting sisterhood along the way.”
Thank you to all of the women we interviewed for the book who shared their hopes and dreams and day to day lives with us. We hope the visibility of women in tech and entrepreneurship that we aspired to accomplish with the book will only grow exponentially with this amazing opportunity. And a huge shout out goes to our publisher, St. Martin’s Press, our ever supportive agent, Lisa Leshne of The Leshne Agency , her fantastic colleague, Elizabeth Newman at CAA and attorney Andrew Hurwitz at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC. Go Team Geek Girl Rising!!