“Alley to the Valley”

After Deborah Perry Piscione launched her company, she joined 85 Broads and started talking to Janet Hanson, who’d founded the women’s network on the East Coast. Silicon Valley, they agreed, felt like an alternate universe. Who were these intellectual powerhouses who actually looked like girls? How was it their husbands donned baby slings while they sped around in high-performance vehicles?

Piscione and Hanson felt like anthropologists discovering a foreign species, and they wanted to share their findings. They hoped to bring their Atlantic sisters to bathe in these Pacific waters, if only for a day. So, on the evening of November 10, 2010, a valet eased Piscione’s Porsche Panamera up to the entrance of the Rosewood Sand ...

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