The Secrets of Being an Extraordinary Woman: Three Authors on Ambition, Adventure, and EqualitySaturday, May 7 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
- In-Person Only
The Magnes - Auditorium
Who says women can’t have it all? Get inspired by a powerful trio from Finland, Iceland, and the United States whose new books radically redefine pathways to happiness and a better society. In her research-based book, Lara Bazelon liberates working mothers from their fruitless attempts at a “balance” between “work” and “life”: prioritizing your career is good for your kids. Further evidence comes from Iceland, ranked #1 in gender equality by the World Economic Forum, where First Lady Eliza Reid (originally from small-town Canada) discovered “the secrets of the sprakkar”—extraordinary women—and the kind of society that makes them thrive. Finnish memoirist Mia Kankimäki traveled to Kenya, Japan, and Italy to trace the footsteps of unconventional female pioneers—like Karen Blixen, artist Yayoi Kusama, and forgotten Renaissance women painters—to discover her own inner adventurer. Go girls!
Book signing information: Sausalito Books by the Bay Tent at the Bookstore Blv (corner of Allston & Milvia in the Outdoor Fair) at 1:45 PM
With the support of FILI - Finnish Literature Exchange, the Finlandia Foundation National, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, Inspired by Iceland: North America, and the Icelandic Literature Center