Julia Boorstin was 13 years old when her mother told her that, by the time she grew up, women could be just as powerful as men, “captains of industry, running the biggest companies!”
“She thought that we would be able to do anything that we dreamed of, whether it was running a company, being a rocket scientist, or even being president,” Boorstin recalled.
However, as a journalist since her early 20s, Boorstin observed that men held many of the powerful positions in business. Yet, over the last decade she has witnessed tremendous progress being made by women to close the gap, especially in startups.
“What I saw as a reporter is that there were so many women creating these game-changing companies who were hugely inspiring to me because of the way they were driving change, not only in their own businesses but also forcing change in their industries at large,” she told Entrepreneur.com recently.
These sea changes inspired Boorstin to chronicle the progress that women have made, resulting in her first book When Women Lead (Simon & Schuster, Oct. ’22) that she researched and wrote during the pandemic.
Boorstin brings together the stories of over 60 female CEOs and leaders, and dozens of new studies. Her research reveals how once-underestimated characteristics, from vulnerability and gratitude to divergent thinking, can be vital superpowers—and that anyone can work these approaches to their advantage. The book features new interviews with Katrina Lake (Stitch Fix), Gwyneth Paltrow (Goop), Jenn Hyman (Rent the Runway), Whitney Wolfe Herd (Bumble), actress and producer Lena Waithe, Shivani Siroya (Tala), and several more.
“Filled with top-notch research, practical insight, and stories from the most inspiring women in business, Julia lays out a new, inclusive vision for leadership and our world at large that we all will benefit from,” raved Arianna Huffington.
Boorstin, a CNBC media & tech correspondent based in Los Angeles, will join the Club for an exclusive conversation about the takeaways from her book. Join us for the live, in person, conversation that will also include a book signing.
Note: The Club requests attendees to purchase a copy of When Women Lead at their favorite bookstore. Please respect the time and effort our speaker will donate to the Club.
6:00 pm Check-In; Event from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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CNBC’s Senior Media & Technology Reporter, Creator of CNBC’s #Disruptor50, Author of When Women Lead
Julia Boorstin is CNBC’s Senior Media & Tech correspondent based at the network’s Los Angeles bureau, where she reports and conducts CEO interviews across CNBC programming and plays a key role on CNBC’s bicoastal tech-focused program _TechCheck_, delivering reporting, analysis, and interviews around streaming, social, and the convergence of media and technology. In 2013, she created and launched the CNBC Disruptor 50, an annual list she oversees, highlighting the private companies transforming the economy and challenging companies in established industries. Before joining CNBC, Boorstin was a writer and reporter at _Fortune_ magazine, as well as a contributor to “Street Life,” a live market wrap-up segment on CNN Headline News. She graduated with honors from Princeton University with a BA in history.
Partner, Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips
Joanna Stone Herman is a Partner at Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips and serves as the TMT Industry Group Co-Head for Oaklins International, our global investment bank with offices in 60 cities across 40 countries. Prior to joining Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips in 2011, Joanna worked in several senior executive roles including as SVP Global Strategy for LexisNexis, EVP of Corporate Development for Thomson Financial Corporate Group, VP of Strategy for Thomson Learning and Director of Strategy for Dow Jones. Joanna also served as CEO and co-Founder of Librify, a technology start-up that was the exclusive e-book platform for Target, sold to Scribd in 2015. Joanna has a B.S. and Masters degrees from MIT and an MBA from HBS.
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