With a little more than a month to go until the Feb. 9 Women’s Leadership Luncheon, excitement is building around the upcoming appearance of our guest speaker, author Jeannette Walls.
Named one of the 10 best books of the decade by Amazon, it’s a genuine pager-turner that recounts Walls’ upbringing in an eccentric, brilliant and often homeless family. Though she and her three siblings often went without food or indoor plumbing, they were encouraged to read Shakespeare and follow their dreams.
At the age of 16, Walls did just that when she left the family to live in New York City, where she went on to graduate from Barnard College and become an acclaimed author, columnist and TV commentator.
Don’t miss this chance to meet Walls and hear her entire story — including a surprise encounter with her mother, who was still homeless years later and living on the streets of New York City.
You’ll also be able to purchase copies of the book at the luncheon, which includes a book signing.
Click here to purchase tickets or reserve a corporate table. Proceeds from the event will support the United Way Women’s Leadership Initiative’s efforts to help local residents — especially women and children in need.