Did you know?
• Just 6.6% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women.
• Women in the U.S. start 30-40% of all businesses, but those account for just 4% of income earned.
• In 2018 just 2% of venture capital dollars went to companies with a female founder.
• 23 percent of fifth grade girls think they are not smart enough to pursue their dream career, and by high school this number doubles.
In her new book, Girls Who Run The World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business, Diana Kapp introduces readers to successful, innovative women in a variety of fields, from biotech and construction to food and fashion, who share their personal narratives of struggle, failure and their fight to the top. Their stories are powerful and necessary as girls continue to overcome generations of intellectual and occupational constraints.
This celebration of triumph and perseverance includes the stories of entrepreneurs and many others made it big—along with excellent advice to their teenage selves—and material useful for enterprising young women and girls.
Join us for an evening with Diana as she shares the stories of these entrepreneurial women and where we go from here. She’ll share stories geared for all ages, so bring your sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren along!
Diana will be in conversation with Gretchen Wagner, architect and principal of scape design studio in Ketchum.
Diana Kapp is an award-winning journalist whose work has taken her inside San Quentin prison (to cover an entrepreneur training program), and to deepest Afghanistan with a female school-builder. She writes about education, culture, technology and entrepreneurism for media outlets such as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, ELLE, O the Oprah Magazine and Marie Claire. She holds an MBA from Stanford and has worked in web and biotech start-ups.
Books will be available for sale and signing, courtesy of Iconoclast Books.