Old Town Books – Women in Leadership Author Panel
About this Event
Join us for a special Women’s History program on women in leadership roles with Laurie Ruettimann author of Betting on You, and Christina Reynolds, co-author of Run to Win: Lessons in Leadership for Women Changing the World.
About Laurie Ruettimann
Laurie Ruettimann is a former human resources leader turned writer, entrepreneur and speaker. CNN recognized her as one of the top five career advisers in the United States, and her work has been featured on NPR and in the New Yorker, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and Vox. She frequently delivers keynote speeches at business and management events around the world and hosts the popular podcast Punk Rock HR. She lives with her husband and cats in Raleigh, North Carolina.
About Betting on You – Purchase your copy here!
Chances are you’ve spent the past few months cooped up inside, buried under a relentless news cycle and work that never seems to switch off. Millions of us worldwide are overworked, exhausted, and trying our hardest—yet not getting the recognition we deserve. It’s time for a fix.
Top career coach and HR consultant Laurie Ruettimann knows firsthand that work can get a hell of a lot better. A decade ago, Ruettimann was uninspired, blaming others and herself for the unhappiness she felt. Until she had an epiphany: if she wanted a fulfilling existence, she couldn’t sit around and wait for change. She had to be her own leader. She had to truly take ahold of life—the good, the bad, and the downright ugly—in order to transform her future. Purchase your copy here!
About Stephanie Schriock
Raised in the copper mining town of Butte, Montana, Stephanie Schriock has been working to get Democrats elected for twenty-five years. Since Schriock became EMILY’s List president in 2010 she has overseen a decade of phenomenal growth in the organization, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, helping elect record numbers of women to the House and Senate, and recruiting and training hundreds more. EMILY’s List is now more than five million members strong.
About Christina Reynolds
Christina Reynolds grew up in and around Marine bases across the country but considers herself a Tar Heel. She has worked for two decades for Democratic officials, from five presidential campaigns to Democratic campaign committees to the Obama White House. She currently serves as the Vice President of Communications for EMILY’s List.
About Run to Win – Purchase your copy here!
For the past thirty-five years EMILY’s List has helped the campaigns of thousands of pro-choice Democratic women, but the hardest part has always been convincing more women to run. Then Donald Trump was elected, and something shifted into place. American women who were furious and frustrated were looking for a way to channel their outrage into action, united in proclaiming, “If that guy can get elected, why not me?”
The day after the 2016 election, dozens of women searched out an old sign-up link buried on the EMILY’s List website. By Thanksgiving, those dozens had grown to a few thousand. And that was only the beginning. By the end of 2018, there were nearly fifty thousand women signed up to run for office, with scores more signing up each day.
Run to Win is for all women who are looking to lead. Organized around the steps that EMILY’s List coaches its candidates through (from deciding to run through celebrating victory), this book is full of essential lessons for any woman trying to succeed in a male-dominated field. Their arena is politics but their message is universal.