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For the past few years, I've written an annual summer post about the books I'm reading. This summer however, nearly all of my free time was spent working on the final edits for my upcoming book, Becoming a Dangerous Woman, that is finally (!) off to the printing press. So here’s quick blog post highlighting some of the books (and movies, podcasts and gatherings) that I'm excited about reading, watching and visiting this fall.
Today is Women’s Equality Day. It's the day commemorating the 99th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Let’s celebrate some of the truly dangerous women (in a good way!) who fought for our right to vote, including many who were left out of the history books. Thanks to several new museum exhibitions, these unsung heroes are finally getting their due.
These are dangerous times, but in such times, there is an opportunity for women to step up to these challenges. In my new book, 'Becoming a Dangerous Woman,' along with my personal stories from the frontlines of media as a journalist, documentary producer, executive and as an engaged advocate for greater representation, access and opportunity for all women, I talk with 15 women from around the world who are already leading this work.
This week marked the launch of the Connected Women Leaders Climate Declaration proving that “almost impossible” problems like climate are possible to solve. We invite all women (and men) to rise and to lead on climate justice by reading and signing on to the Declaration. Join us and spread the word about the #WomenLeadClimate initiative.
This week, my friend Lindsey Taylor Wood, founder and CEO of The Helm, launches a new curated online shop featuring exclusively female-founded products, brands and designers. For The Helm, it represents the next phase in a comprehensive approach to investing in women.
What’s possible when women leaders from around the world come together, listen and learn from each other, make connections and commit to actionable solutions? Read my dispatch from the Connected Women Leaders Forum that Ronda Carnegie and I convened in April at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio conference center on Lake Como.
Legendary New Orleans chef Leah Chase passed away this week at the age of 96. Ms. Chase spent seven decades serving her signature gumbo and hospitality to everyone from Martin Luther King Jr. to James Baldwin to Barack Obama. In 2017, I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing her about her life’s work on the TEDWomen stage.
Titles are tricky — both the personal titles that often follow our names in an introduction and certainly, titles of books which, according to my book editor, can make all the difference in whether potential readers see value in what a title promises. I had an opportunity to go public with my new "title" of dangerous woman earlier this month as a commencement speaker at the University of Miami.
I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing CNN Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour last night at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford. I’ll share our entire conversation later, but here are a few video outtakes from social media.
This month, in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, I’m convening a women’s leadership forum at the Rockefeller conference center in Bellagio, Italy. Along with Ronda Carnegie, one of the TEDWomen co-founders, we’re gathering a group of women leaders from all over the world on the frontlines of change in culture, media, business, social enterprises and government.
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