No Excuses Book Tour

Follow me as I hit the road to promote No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power. I’ll be sharing photos, video, and media clips from my book events. Be sure to check out the Upcoming Events page to find out when I’ll be in your neighborhood.

San Francisco: Population Institute 31st Annual Global Media Awards, December 2nd
Thank you to Peter Bruce Photo and Video for the beautiful photos from this event.

Left: I was just getting wound up.

Center: Urging the audience to “wear the shirt.”

Right: Getting serious now, as we talked about how the newly elected Congress is likely to bring back the Global Gag Rule and reduce or eliminate funding for domestic and international family planning.

Left: The Ritz Carlton is an incredibly beautiful hotel and all the audience was just as beautiful and committed to the cause.

Right: I took my 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, and looked through that lens to envision 9 Ways these Global Media Awards can change how the powerful think about women.

New Canaan, CT:  New Canaan Public Library, November 15th

Left: At the podium in New Canaan

Right: Bonnie Marcus, Gloria Feldt, and Sophfronia Scott at the New Canaan Public Library sharing with the audience how they “wear the shirt.”

Tempe, AZ:  Book Event at Changing Hands Bookstore, October 26th

Top Left: A packed house waited for the reading to begin. Lots of old friends and family made this event especially special.

Top Center: I love this bookstore!

Top Right: A panel of politically astute women talk about various power tools.

Bottom Left: Debra Boehlke tells how she knew she had the power to at age 16 when she discovered she could earn money to support herself. Debra, Bree Boehlke, executive director of Emerge Arizona and Dana Kennedy, Emerge board member all shared their power political moments.

Bottom Right: Signing AZ state senate candidate (and personal hero) Rita Dickinson’s book.

San Francisco, CA:  Book Event at Kepler’s Books on October 20th
Menlo Park and Palo Alto, CA:  Private Book Events on October 21st – 22nd

Left: Reading a story about baby elephants at the No Excuses event at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park.

Center: I’d asked Marian if she wanted to have breakfast on my last morning in a week-long Northern CA tour since she couldn’t make the reading at Kepler’s. Next thing I knew she had 40 women coming for breakfast. What a send-off!

Right: The bookseller quickly ran out of books!

San Francisco, CA:  Book Event at Books, Inc. on October 20th

Top Left: Captured at Books Inc–just a few of the powerful women in this audience: front left: Marya Stark (Emerge America board chair); middle left Google executive Rachel Payne; back row my editor at Seal Press Brooke Warner and publisher Krista Lyons; Front row center activist par excellence Marilyn Fowler representing Women’s Intercultural Network-California Women’s Agenda, and right semi-hidden by my book is environmental blogger Beth Terry of Fake Plastic Fish.

Top Right: Me and Heidi Groshelle at the Books, Inc. signing

Bottom Left: Blogger Beth Terry (check out Fake Plastic Fish) tells her inspiring story of how she used the power tool “create a movement” and got Brita to make its filters recyclable.

Bottom Right: Marilyn Fowler, stalwart leader of U.S. Women Connect and the Women’s Intercultural Network shares her power to story.

Oakland, CA:  Address at Mills College on October 19th

Mills College graduate student Mandy Benson and undergrad Yolanda Tasso have No Excuses!

San Francisco, CA: Keynote Address at The 2010 Bioneers Conference from October 15th-17th
It was such an honor to speak at the 2010 Bioneers conference, where I presented my keynote address, entitled “Riding the Leadership Wave.” I also participated in two panel discussions about women and leadership, which is no surprise, since women’s leadership took center stage at this year’s conference.

Top Left: Author and Jungian analyst Jean Shinoda Bolen, leading the charge for a 5th World Conference on Women

Top Right: Gloria and my shero Jane Goodall, legendary primatologist and anthropologist

Bottom Left: Bioneers co-founder Nina Simons, Kirwan Institute executive director John A. Powell, and Gloria–relaxing after the keynotes

Bottom Right: The illustrious Bioneers panel on Women, Gender and the Media: (left to right) Rose Aguilar, Aimee Allison, Gloria Feldt, Dori Maynard–all of us Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices alumnae

Plastic man arriving Plastic man leaving

Book Reading and Reception at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC, October 13th

The Busboys and Poets audience was fantastic! There was standing room only. I saw many old friends and made lots of new ones. Thank you DC! And is this the cutest stage ever? Love the pumpkin!

From the Left:
Reading from No Excuses

Jenna Mellor and J. Schmitz told their stories and we discussed power tools “tell your story” and “embrace controversy.”

Jodi Jacobson, editor in chief of RH Reality Check introducing the program at Busboys and Poets. Special thanks to Tamara Kreinin and the United Nations Foundation Women and Population program. UNF, RHRC, and the Women’s Campaign Forum co-sponsored the event.

Book Reading at The Strand in New York, October 7th

Left: Jenn Pozner, founder and executive director of Women in Media and News asks a question while journalist Jessica Wakeman and filmmaker Therese Shechter look on.

Center: Talking about No Excuses and the 9 Ways at The Strand in New York

Right: Jenn Pozner live tweets while Liz Abzug tells us how her mother Bella used her power. (Bella used to say, “We want it all but we’ll take half.”)

OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH! October 5th at Barnes and Noble Lincoln Triangle
The corks were really popping at the official book launch of No Excuses! The store was packed, and we had a lively panel discussion with young feminists talking about how they are integrating the 9 Ways into their lives. A big thank you to Jan Goldstoff for taking such lovely photos at the event, and to Shelby Knox for live tweeting the discussion.

Left: No Excuses officially launches! My reading at Barnes and Noble Lincoln Triangle in New York.

Center: (Left to right) author of Black Women’s Lives, Kristal Brent Zook; media commentator Keli Goff; and Feed Fund co-founder Lauren Bush share their stories and discuss the 9 Ways power tools with me at the launch of No Excuses, Barnes and Noble Lincoln Triangle on 10/5.

Right: Surrounded by fabulous young feminists: Elizabeth Camuti, Jamia Wilson, and Shelby Knox

September 30th: Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd

I love Blog Talk Radio, and Jay Ackroyd has had me on his show before. This time, we were talking about the 9 Ways discussed in No Excuses. You can listen to the broadcast here, or download the transcript here.


September 25: Burlington Book Festival
The Burlington Book Festival was the second stop on my book tour. It was an honor to appear with authors like Peter Galbraith and Ann Hood. You can read more about it in the Burlington Free Press.

Left: Signing books after my presentation at the Burlington Book Festival, I met this amazing women who told her “power to” story: younger sister to five brothers, she told her mother she wanted to be a scientist. Her mother told her her brothers could become doctors and she could be a nurse. She persisted and became a scientist, one of few women in scientific research at the time. Her power to moment came when the men she worked with attempted to take the credit for her findings. She insisted that they give her equal billing–and they did.

Center: This woman is unlimited. She’s founder and CEO of a wind power company. Maybe the female Bill Gates is on the way?

Right: You can’t get there from Burlington except by Greyhound. After speaking at the Burlington Book Fair, I took the bus for Boston to attend a Jewish Women’s Archive board meeting.

Northern Trust Bank on September 23.

Left: Michelle Robson was a rock star when I interviewed her at the Northern Trust book event about starting EmpowHer.com. Read more about the interview at EmpowHer.com.

Right: My first No Excuses book signing!