- Tue, Nov 14, 2017 02:00 AM
Latitude: 40.7092, Longitude: -74.01
Book Launch: Sarah Lacy in conversation with Miko BranchPart of the Women in Business Author Series, in partnership with HarperCollinsHarper 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 (release date: November 14) and founder of Pando, in conversation with Miko Branch, author of Miss Jessie's: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch – Naturally and CEO and cofounder of award-winning haircare brand Miss Jessie's, talk about their books and how they learned to be successful at work and in business from lessons learned on the frontlines of parenthood.The conversation will be moderated by Anthonia Akitunde, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Mater Mea.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, and everything in between. Similarly, Miss Jessie's is a memoir and business guide full of both inspirational life lessons and 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. Both titles will be available for purchase at the event, and 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 and light refreshments will be served. Can’t wait to see you there! Sarah LacyA 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 and the founder and 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 and TechCrunch, and cohosted Tech Ticker for Yahoo Finance. She’s the author of Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0 and Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos. She’s a frequent—and outspoken—guest on national television and radio. To learn more, listen to her popular weekly podcast and follow her on Twitter @sarahcuda.\ Miko BranchMiss 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 and co-founder and CEO of Miss Jessie’s LLC, the company behind the premiumhair care product line, Miss Jessie’s, that caters to the diverse spectrum of all curly and texturedhair types. Miko founded the company with her sister, Titi, and they named it after their belovedand fiercely independent “do-it- for-yourself,” and “tell-it- like-it- is” paternal grandmother – Jessie Mae Branch. Miss Jessie’s has received countless awards and recognition from Allure, Redbook, Essence, Latina, Teen Vogue and Elle magazines and is a favorite amongst celebrities like Oscar Award Winners, Lupita Nyongo and Viola Davis, Tony Award Winner of The Color Purple, Cynthia Erivo, and teen star of Blackish, Yara Shahidi. Anthonia Akitunde, Mater Mea Anthonia Akitunde is the founder and editor in chief of mater mea, a platform that celebrates Black women at the intersection of career and family. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Root, Fortune, Fast Company, among others. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @matermea.