9 Ways You Can Find No Excuses in Your Neighborhood

Remember studying Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in high school? Did you go around warning your friends to “Beware the Ides of March!” like I did?

Fortunately, I have lots of good news this March 15. There are at least 9 Ways I might get to see you at a book reading or other event soon. I extend a warm invitation to you to attend events in your area. And will you help me out by sharing this information with your contacts and on social media? Thank you!

This Week in the Midwest:
I just love Women and Children First bookstore in Chicago. One of the great independent, feminist bookstores. Join me there this Wednesday, March 16, at 7:30pm, at 5233 N. Clark Street. Click here or call 773-769-9299 for more info.

Cleveland is next up: Friday, March 18. I’m excited to keynote and conduct a 9 Ways Power Tools workshop for Rita Singh’s Elite Women Around the World conference, “Scaling Up…Can I Dream Big?” The answer is “Yes!” 8:30am – 2pm at the Crown Plaza Cleveland South. Register here.

Tomorrow the World: NY and DC
New Yorkers think they’re the center of the world, right? Monday, March 21, I get to join the New York Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research to talk about “Politics and Pollsters” on a panel with leading pollster Nancy Belden. 6pm at the New York Times Building. For more info, click here.

My first webinar really is global! It’s March 29 for Executive Networks. More information coming soon. Be sure to check back on my website’s Upcoming Events Page to get the details.

Washington, D.C. has to fit in the global category, too. It’s an honor to keynote the Population Connection’s Capitol Hill Days on Saturday, April 2, 1:15pm. More info available here.

Back to New York on April 9th to appear on the “Social Media and Thought Leadership” panel for the amazing Women Moving Millions, philanthropists changing the world for good, in Brooklyn.

On Sunday, April 10, NYU hosts a conference at The Goren-Goldstein Center for American Jewish History on “Women’s Liberation & Jewish Identity: Uncovering a Legacy of Innovation, Activism, and Social Change.” I can’t believe I’ll be on a panel “Going National: Health and Sexuality,” with people I’ve so admired from afar: Debra Schultz, Paula Doress, Susan Brownmiller, and Ros Baxandall.

Gone to Texas:
I’ll send an autographed copy of No Excuses to the first person who e-mails me with where that phrase originated. Or, if you already have the book, I’ll send you a $10 itunes gift card with “All My Exes Live in Texas” loaded into it.

If you live in Austin, come meet up with me at another great independent, feminist bookstore, BookWoman on Thursday, March 22, 7pm, located at 5501 North Lamar #A-105. Click here or call 512-472-2785 for more info.

It’ll be so much fun to return to the iconic indie Brazos Bookstore in Houston. Come join me there on the evening of April 26. Details to come, but please mark your calendar now, Houston area friends.

Back to Austin on April 29 to deliver a keynote for the 2011 Women’s Power Summit on Law and Leadership at the Four Seasons Hotel. It’s at 8:30am, so I’m going to have to stoke my energy with lots of strong coffee and breakfast tacos beforehand.

Oops, this is 10 Ways. But who’s counting? May and June are going to be busy months, too. Keep your eyes out for more information coming your way. Or check out Upcoming Events on my website at any time for the latest on where No Excuses and I will be.

31 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month on the 9 Ways Blog

Meanwhile, I invite you to celebrate Women’s History Month every day through the end of March by reading the 9 Ways Blog and sharing your comments too. You’ll find a wide array of topics-including some powerful guest posts:
Octavia Butler: A Pioneer In Science Fiction (by Anna North)
Be a Front Porch Lady (by Kathy Korman Frey)
Breaking Barriers: Georgia Davis Powers (by Kathy Groob)

Still to come, guest posts from Jenn Pozner, Bonnie Marcus, my own commentary on the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Fire, and much more. Every Friday, we do a topical roundup and on Saturday, we ask an open thread question.

The first power tool in No Excuses is “Know your history and you can create the future of your choice.” Who are the women in history-current or past–who inspire you?

Heart and Hands to Earthquake/Tsunami Victims

The Japanese earthquake and tsunami are devastating beyond comprehension. My heart and hands go out to those whose lives and property have been swept away.