The Big Life: Embrace the Mess, Work Your Side Hustle, Find a Monumental Relationship, and Become the Badass Babe You Were Meant to Be
Millennial women are changing what it means to be powerful and successful in the world―for everyone. Forever. You want The Big Life―that delicious cocktail of passion, career, work, ambition, respect, money, and a monumental relationship. And you want it on your own terms. Forget climbing some corporate ladder, you want a career with twists and turns and adventure. For you, success only matters if it’s meaningful. Ann Shoket knows the evolving values of young women more than anyone. She’s the voice behind the popular Badass Babes community, a sisterhood of young, hungry, ambitious women who are helping each other through the most complex issues around becoming who you’re meant to be. As the trailblazing editor-in-chief of Seventeen for the better part of a decade, Shoket led provocative conversations that helped young women navigate the tricky terrain of adolescence and become smart, confident, self-assured young women. Now that they are adding muscle to the frame work of their lives, she’s continuing the conversation with The Big Life.
The Big Life is packed with actionable guidance combined with personal advice from high-profile millennial women who have already achieved tremendous success, plus intimate conversations with a cast of compelling characters and Shoket’s own stories on her quest for The Big Life. You’ll learn to tackle all of the issues on heavy rotation in your mind such as: · How to craft a career that’s also a passion. · How to get respect from a boss who thinks you’re a lazy, entitled, and self-obsessed millennial · Why you need a “squad” of people who support you as you build your Big Life · How a side hustle will make you smarter, hotter, and more in control of your destiny. · Why work/life balance is a sham and your need to embrace the mess. · How to find a partner whose eyes light up when you talk about your ambition.
Written in Shoket’s friendly and authoritative style, The Big Life will help you recognize your power, tap into your ambition, and create your own version of The Big Life.
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World
LET'S GET THE FEMINIST PARTY STARTED!
Have you ever wanted to be a superheroine? Join a fandom? Create the perfect empowering playlist? Understand exactly what it means to be a feminist in the twenty-first century? You’ve come to the right place.
Forty-four writers, dancers, actors, and artists contribute essays, lists, poems, comics, and illustrations about everything from body positivity to romance to gender identity to intersectionality to the greatest girl friendships in fiction. Together, they share diverse perspectives on and insights into what feminism means and what it looks like. Come on in, turn the pages, and be inspired to find your own path to feminism by the awesome individuals in Here We Are.
You Look Like That Girl: A Child Actor Stops Pretending and Finally Grows Up: Lisa Jakub
2016 Lady Project Book Club selection!
At the age of twenty-two, Lisa Jakub had what she was supposed to want: she was a working actor in Los Angeles. She had more than forty movies and TV shows to her name, she had been in blockbusters like Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day, she walked the red carpet and lived in the house she bought when she was fifteen.
But something was missing.
Passion. Purpose. Happiness.
Lisa had been working since the age of four, after a man approached her parents at a farmer's market and asked her to audition for a commercial. That chance encounter dictated the next eighteen years of her unusual-- and frequently awkward--life. She met Princess Diana... and almost fell on her while attempting to curtsy. She filmed in exciting locations... and her high school asked her not to come back. She went to fancy parties... and got kind of kidnapped that one time. Success was complicated.
Making movies, traveling the world, and meeting intriguing people was fun for a while, but Lisa eventually realized she was living a life based on momentum and definitions of success that were not her own. She battled severe anxiety and panic attacks while feeling like she was living someone else's dream. Not wanting to become a child actor stereotype, Lisa retired from acting and left L.A. in search of a path that felt more authentic to her.
In this funny and insightful book, Lisa chronicles the adventures of growing up in the film industry and her difficult decision to leave behind the only life she had ever known, to examine her priorities, and write the script for her own life. She explores the universal question we all ask ourselves: what do I want to be when I grow up?
A new kind of career playbook for a new era of feminism, offering women a new set of rules for professional success: one that plays to their strengths and builds on the power they already have.
Weren’t women supposed to have “arrived”? Perhaps with the nation’s first female President, equal pay on the horizon, true diversity in the workplace to come thereafter? Or, at least the end of “fat-shaming” and “locker room talk”?
Well, we aren’t quite there yet. But does that mean that progress for women in business has come to a screeching halt? It’s true that the old rules didn’t get us as far as we hoped. But we can go the distance, and we can close the gaps that still exist. We just need a new way.
In fact, there are many reasons to be optimistic about the future, says former Wall Street powerhouse-turned-entrepreneur Sallie Krawcheck. That’s because the business world is changing fast –driven largely by technology - and it’s changing in ways that give us more power and opportunities than ever…and even more than we yet realize. Success for professional women will no longer beabout trying to compete at the men’s version of the game, she says. And it will no longer be about contorting ourselves to men’s expectations of how powerful people behave. Instead, it’s about embracing and investing in our innate strengths as women - and bringing them proudly and unapologetically, to work.
When we do, she says, we gain the power to advance in our careers in more natural ways. We gain the power to initiate courageous conversations in the workplace. We gain the power to forge non-traditional career paths; to leave companies that don’t respect our worth, and instead, go start our own. And we gain the power to invest our economic muscle in making our lives, and the world, better.
Here Krawcheck draws on her experiences at the highest levels of business, both as one of the few women at the top rungs of the biggest boy’s club in the world, and as an entrepreneur, to show women how to seize this seismic shift in power to take their careers to the next level.
This change is real, and it’s coming fast. It’s time to own it.
Eightysixed: A Memoir about Unforgettable Men, Mistakes, and Meals: Emily Belden
As a special ticket add-on for the attendees of the Lady Project Summit this March in Providence, RI, get a signed edition of Eightysixed for just $8.
Georgia native Nicole Taylor spent her early twenties trying to distance herself from her southern cooking roots--a move "up" to Brooklyn gave her a fresh appreciation for the bread and biscuits, Classic Fried Chicken, Lemon Coconut Stack Cake, and other flavors of her childhood.
The Up South Cookbook is a bridge to the past and a door to the future. The recipes in this deeply personal cookbook offer classic Southern favorites informed and updated by newly-discovered ingredients and different cultures.
Here she gives us pimento cheese elevated with a dollop of creme fraiche, grits flavored with New York State Cheddar and blue cheese, and deviled eggs made with smoked trout from her favorite Jewish deli. Other favorites include Collard Greens Pesto and Pasta, Roasted Duck with Cheerwine Cherry Sauce, and Benne and Banana Sandwich Cookies.
The recipes speak to a place "where a story is ready to be told and there is always sweet tea chilling."
Sew Fab: Sewing and Style for Young Fashionistas by Lesley Ware
Sew Fab is a style and sewing workbook + art book for anyone who loves fashion. You will learn how to sew and develop your own style. Packed with gorgeous illustrations by Sabine Pieper, and step-by-step projects, tips, and fun activities, you will create unique clothes and accessories in no time.
Permission Granted: Changing the Paradigm for Women in Leadership
Do you feel like you’re waiting for something to happen? Waiting and hoping that someone or something will transform your current situation?
Many successful leaders find themselves frustrated and stuck. You work hard, do the right thing, play by the rules, and still feel like you don’t know how to shift gears to achieve what you really want.
Permission Granted is profoundly actionable. You’ll recognize yourself within its pages and go deep to discover a new way, emerging with clarity about how to get what you really want, at work and in life. This book is imbued with a positive outlook about change – why it can be difficult, how to engage on a personal level, and how to reframe your success.
Writing with warmth and insight, Marcia Coné shares an inspiring and supportive approach for managing your professional growth. Experience the magic that happens when you align your thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors with what you truly want.
Building on her insight and experience in leadership, Marcia offers opportunities for discovering and understanding your current situation from a different, more aligned perspective. When you tap into your ability to change your circumstances, you can much more easily achieve what you most want.
What are you waiting for? This is your time to shine.
Now What?: The Creative Writer's Guide to Success After the MFA
“. . . just what you need. . .if it’s genuinely useful information you’re looking for, from people who, like you, are trying to keep body and soul and writing together” —The Huffington Post “Yes, writers, there is life after the MFA. Eight or nine years before I found an agent and a publisher, I found a writers’ group. My literary success has been partly about luck but mostly about persistence, humility, a commitment to solitude, and active and ongoing participation in a community of writers. Now What? is an effective primer crafted by a writing community on how to build your own writing community, and other fundamental elements of success as a writer.” —Wally Lamb, New York Times bestselling author of The Hour I First Believed and I Know This Much Is True. “Packed with practical advice. . . good information and inspiration in one convenient package” —The Writer Master the fine art of success as a writer with the first multi-genre writer's guide authored and edited entirely by writers for writers. This comprehensive resource created by writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry helps new creative writing program graduates and aspiring authors of all types survive as writers and continue pursuing their craft. The alumni, faculty and students of Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing program share their experiences, advice and hard-learned lessons on surviving and thriving as writers. A unique blend of practicality and inspiration, this guide features personal essays, editorials, poetry, articles, instruction, checklists, glossaries of key industry and legal terms and other resources authored by more than 40 writers who have faced the challenges and demands of finding their places and voices as authors.
Light: The Visible Spectrum and Beyond: Megan Watzke & Kimberly Arcand
A visual exploration of the power and behavior of light, across the electromagnetic spectrum, and how it affects life on earth and everything in the Universe.
Light allows us to see everything around us, but humans can only see a sliver of all light, known as the electromagnetic spectrum. Here, Kim Arcand and Megan Watzke present the subject of light as never before. Organized along the order of the electromagnetic spectrum, each chapter focuses on a different type of light. From radio waves, harnessed for telecommunications, to X-rays, which let us peer inside the human body and view areas around black holes in deep space, Arcand and Watzke show us all the important ways light impacts us. An introductory chapter describes what light is and how it behaves, while hundreds of full-color photographs and illustrations demonstrate concepts and make for a stunning book that's a joy to read and browse.
Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke are award-winning directors, producers, and authors who have spent their careers in science and technology. Arcand is the visualization lead for NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, specializing in image and meaning research, and data representation. She lives near Providence, RI. Watzke is the press officer for NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, specializing in communicating astronomy with the public. She lives in Seattle, WA. They are co-authors of Your Ticket to the Universe and have written dozens of articles in print and online.
An e-book about how to stay in touch and keep in touch with your friends and family including 27 ways to make it happen, why to bother staying in touch, and tips and tricks to make it easier.
The Come Up Plan™: College Application Workbook
The Come Up Plan™: College Application Workbook is a 34-page workbook designed to help you ease the process of applying to college. It outlines many of the items you would need to prepare for your journey ahead.
Use this guide to help you answer the questions you may have never thought about to put you ahead and prepare for what's to come.
This is the same workbook my past clients have used to earn over $1 Million in scholarships and grants.
Now it's your turn to get work and see your success.
If You Love Your Family, Save Like It: Money Management for Modern America
Imagine knowing for certain when and how your financial goals will be achieved.
Imagine having a plan to build true wealth―while not feeling guilty about how you spend the rest of your money.
Imagine being able to work half as hard at the money game while having twice as much to show for it.
Growing up, Nicole Peterkin saw how her dad, a successful chemical engineer, did all the “right” things and still wasn’t living the kind of lifestyle that his multi-six-figure income could have provided. He loved his family, but he didn’t know how to save like it.
Nicole is now on a mission to help you put your money to work for you and your family. In this book you’ll learn exactly why the conventional wisdom we’ve all been taught doesn’t work anymore, and how to create a strategy for your money so you can achieve your desired lifestyle both today and in the future.
My Fab Fashion Style File
An inspirational book for girls who love fashion. This is your personal style sketchbook to create and record your dream looks.
Find your style inspiration, learn more about fashion concepts, fabrics, and colors, chart your own style history, design and draw your own looks, and much, much more!
The book has 180 illustrations and also features fab style facts, templates for drawing and designing clothes and figures, fashion lingo, and your fashion constellation.
Each Style File book will be signed by author and co-founder of Warehouse Gallery, Lesley Ware.
From Now on With Passion: A Guide to Emotional Intelligence
All great achievements are powered by emotions. How we manage our emotions, both in everyday and critical situations, and how we respond to the emotions underlying the thoughts and intentions of others, are essential. The combination of Emotional Intelligence and Intellect define personal, professional, and organizational success. Emotional Intelligence can be learned by understanding and applying six specific skills. An award-winning communicator and consultant to major corporations, Christine Mockler Casper teaches how Emotional Intelligence can help you realize your full potential.
Breaking Corporate Silence: How High-Influence Leaders Create Cultures of Voice
Breaking Corporate Silence: Why did General Motors management avow they did not know about the multi-year festering ignition problem? Why did V.A. employees in internal documents "portray a culture of silence" based upon fear of retaliation? These "Cultures of Silence" resulted in substantial loss of productivity, revenue, trust and even loss of life.
Dr. Rob Bogosian and Christine Mockler Casper have written Breaking Corporate Silence -How High Influence Leaders Create Cultures of Voice. It is critical now more than ever that employees, all employees have voice. The authors are passionate about leaders understanding their power and responsibility for creating a culture of voice so employees will contribute ideas, concerns and insights.
Breaking Corporate Silence, the first extensively researched book on this prevalent phenomenon, highlights the difference between a Culture of Silence and a Culture of Voice. It provides diagnostics to allow leaders and their organizations to measure the consequences of silence and it provides a tested set of practices that leaders can use to engage the voice of their employees and sustain that voice. The result: a culture of engagement, honesty, productivity, rapid knowledge transfer and enhanced competitive advantage. Breaking Corporate Silence covers the causes, symptoms and results of silence. It provides thought provoking self-reflections, and tools, based upon their collective 55 years of research, interviews, coaching, observations and insights.
As US corporations strive to deal with turbulence, now more than ever their leaders need "guidance" on how to face reality, apply ethical standards and understand the core of human motivation. To enhance productivity, develop personal power, and the "sight" to make rational decisions in the present, Breaking Corporate Silence is required.
The Lady Project Summit
March 25, 2017
Lady Project Works | 79 Plain Street, Providence, RI, 02903, United States