Motherload: Being A Working Parent Is Serious Business
Part of the Women in Business Author Series in partnership with HarperCollins
Harper Business is back at LMHQ with another author event!
Hear from Sarah Lacy, author of A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman's Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy & founder of Pando, & Miko Branch, author of Miss Jessie's: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch Naturally & CEO & cofounder of award-winning haircare brand Miss Jessie's, in conversation with Anthonia Akitunde, founder & Editor-in-Chief of Mater Mea,to uncover lessons learned on the frontlines of parenthood, & how these insights increased their success at work & in business.
A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug is being described as the rally cry of working mothers everywhere. Sarah Lacy will discuss her strategies for capitalizing on maternal strength to combat micro-indignities, macro-aggressions, & everything in between. Similarly, Miss Jessie's is a memoir & business guide full of both inspirational life lessons & business advice for the burgeoning entrepreneur. Miko Branch will share her story of how she thrived as a single mother all while founding a multi-million dollar company that has revolutionized the hair care industry.
Join us to learn that working mothers & parents arent a liability. The abilities they develop at homecreativity, productivity, empathy, & problem solvingonly enhance their value at work, whether its as an employee, a founder, or a CEO.
Both titles will be available for purchase at the event, & the authors will be signing books following the discussion!
Doors open at 6:00 PM, with the author talk getting underway at 6:30 PM. Drinks & light refreshments will be served. Cant wait to see you there!
A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman's Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy
Sarah Lacy is the author of A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman's Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy & the founder & CEO of Pando.com, a no-holds-barred investigative journalism site covering the tech industry. A business journalist for nearly twenty years, Lacy previously wrote for BusinessWeek & TechCrunch, & cohosted Tech Ticker for Yahoo Finance. Shes the author of Once Youre Lucky, Twice Youre Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley & the Rise of Web 2.0 & Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos. Shes a frequentand outspokenguest on national television & radio. To learn more, listen to her popular weekly podcast & follow her on Twitter @sarahcuda.
Miss Jessie's: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch Naturally
Miko Branch is the author of Miss Jessie's: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch Naturally & co-founder & CEO of Miss Jessies, the company behind the premiumhair care product line, Miss Jessies, that caters to the diverse spectrum of all curly & texturedhair types. Miko founded the company with her sister, Titi, & they named it after their belovedand fiercely independent do-it- for-yourself, & tell-it- like-it- is paternal grandmother Jessie Mae Branch. Miss Jessies has received countless awards & recognition from Allure, Redbook, Essence, Latina, Teen Vogue & Elle magazines & is a favorite amongst celebrities like Oscar Award Winners, Lupita Nyongo & Viola Davis, Tony Award Winner of The Color Purple, Cynthia Erivo, & teen star of Blackish, Yara Shahidi.
Anthonia Akitunde is the founder & editor in chief of mater mea, a platform that celebrates Black women at the intersection of career & family. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Root, Fortune, Fast Company, among others. Follow her on Twitter & Instagram@matermea.