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Diana Kapp - Girls Who Run the World
Book talk – part biography, part business how-to, fully empowering success stories
“Girls Who Run the World is a woman-to-woman playbook that spotlights bold businesswomen who have achieved success and done it in their own way.”
—Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright.
Girls Who Run the World is a blueprint for badassery and bravery. Think How I Built This for teen girls and young women, featuring the entrepreneurs behind Rent the Runway, Stitch Fix, Pop Sugar, Glossier, Minted, Soul Cycle, Mitu. These are the sometimes messy, always bold, inside stories of the entrepreneurs fighting bias in hiring (Blendoor), sequencing genes to empower with personal health information (23andMe) and saving premie babies (Embrace).
Stuffed with how-to’s, advice, worst fumbles and best comebacks, this is pure inspiration for enterprising young gals. Find out where Sara Blakely does her best inventing. Learn how Coolhaus got its engine-less food truck to Coachella to launch. See what Emma Mcilroy visualizes when she needs to calm down. Then, in back, learn how to write a business plan, file a patent, and brainstorm a killer business idea.
Diana Kapp’s work as a journalist has taken her inside San Quentin prison, and to deepest Afghanistan. Her path to writing has been circuitous. She has worked for a senator and a biotech start-up, made ads for Nike, and helped launch women’s sportswear retailer Lucy.com. She went to Stanford and got an MBA. She has lived in Kenya, and the Haight. She loves the Sawtooth Mountains, Neil Young, her 5 a.m. running club, and climbing mountains. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, ELLE, Marie Claire, MORE Magazine, O the Oprah Magazine, California Sunday Magazine, Sunset, ESPN.
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51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925
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