East End Books Ptown Presents: A Woman's Guide to Claiming Space: Stand Tall. Raise Your Voice. Be Heard 5/20 at 7pm. Eliza VanCort in conversation Alma Derricks.
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For too long, women have been told to confine themselves--physically, socially, and emotionally. Eliza VanCort says now is the time for women to stand tall, raise their voices, and claim their space.
Women fight the pressure to make themselves small in private, professional, and public spaces. Eliza VanCort, a teacher, consultant, and speaker, provides the necessary tools for women to rewrite the rules and create the stories of their choosing safely and without apology.
VanCort identifies the five key behaviors of all Space Claiming Queens: use your voice and posture to project confidence and power, end self-sabotage, forge connections, neutralize unsafe spaces, and unite across differences. Through personal narrative, research, and actionable strategies, VanCort provides how-tos on combatting challenges like antimentors and microaggressions and gives advice for building up your old girls club, asking for what you're worth, and owning your space without apology.
Bold, fun, and enlightening, this book is birthed from VanCort's incredible story. Having a mother with schizophrenia forced VanCort to learn to be small and invisible at an early age, and suffering a traumatic brain injury as an adult required her to rethink communication from the ground up. Drawing on these experiences, and those of real women everywhere, VanCort empowers women to claim space for themselves and for their sisters with courage, empathy, and conviction because when we rise together, we rise so much higher.
Eliza VanCort is a Cook House Fellow at Cornell University, an advisory board member of the Performing Arts for Social Change, and the creator of a highly regarded talk commissioned by MIT that focused on mentorship and institutionalized racism. She is the founder of the Actor's Workshop of Ithaca and has dedicated herself to empowering women of all experiences and backgrounds to claim space. VanCort gave a 2018 TED Talk called Women, Power and Revolutionizing Speech, in which she shared her personal story and offered concrete yet transformative tools for real change.
Alma Derricks is the Founder and Managing Partner of REV, a Brand Entrepreneurship™ company that partners with accomplished creators, entrepreneurs, and leadership teams to leverage their expertise into distinctive and profitable new ventures. She has created new businesses and customer strategies for an array of media, entertainment, hospitality, and consumer products companies including Verizon, NBCU, Fox, Redbox, Blue Man Group, Mattel, Amazon, and Southwest Airlines; launched ground-breaking digital networks for Star Trek, Peanuts, and Dilbert; and held senior management positions at HBO, Paramount, El Rey Network, Deloitte, and Cirque du Soleil. A native and current resident of Los Angeles, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Georgetown University.