Sarah Lacy is the founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief of the investigative tech news site Pando.com, offering analysis and commentaries about Silicon Valley-based startups. She has been a reporter for over fifteen years, covering everything from the tiniest startups to the largest public companies. A former award-winning staff writer and columnist at both Businessweek and senior editor at TechCrunch, she left in 2011 while on maternity leave to found PandoDaily. Known for her fearless, outspoken reporting, Lacy has been profiled in publications as varied as the New York Times and San Francisco Magazine. She was called one of Marie Claire’s “Three Women Changing Everything” in 2014, and was lauded for her unapologetic voice summed up by her widely-followed Twitter handle “Sarahcuda.”
In addition to her two previous books Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0 and Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos, Sarah’s newest book A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman’s Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy (HarperBusiness) is an empowering guide to business—specifically for the often undervalued and degraded working mother. Featuring extensive statistical research and dozens of interviews with successful working mothers, the book challenges society’s perceptions of motherhood, arguing that being a mother will make you stronger at anything else you want to achieve. It is also part memoir, a reflection on her own 4-year experience building and growing Pando while raising her two children.
She lives in San Francisco.
Praise for A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug:
“One of Silicon Valley’s most outspoken journalists challenges us to recognize that motherhood is a source of strength, not weakness. It’s an unusually provocative, refreshingly candid rallying cry for a world of work that treats women fairly. Consider this book the real battle hymn of the tiger mother.”
— Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg
“Sarah Lacy has been challenging the male-dominated culture in Silicon Valley for years, never backing down. She’s paved the way for more women to stand up and speak out. Her persistence pursuit of equality is in all her work, including this necessary book.”
— Sallie Krawcheck, bestselling author of Own it, and Co-founder and CEO of Ellevest
“The hot stew of pregnancy, motherhood, and career is utterly different for every woman. No matter what your experiences are, reading about Sarah’s will help you feel more connected to yourself and to other women, and give you some specific ideas for how to find your own way to integrate all the ingredients life throws your way, and to help others find theirs.”
— Kim Scott, bestselling author of Radical Candor