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WICT Midwest: Summer 2020 Virtual Book Club

July 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

WICT Midwest Presents:

Summer 2020 Virtual Book Club


The Myth of the Nice Girl and Fran Hauser

WICT Midwest is excited to announce the return of our summer reading virtual book club! This is an exclusive, MEMBERS ONLY event. All participants will have the opportunity to participate in a live webinar chat hosted by the author, Fran Hauser.
In THE MYTH OF THE NICE GIRL, Fran Hauser deconstructs the negative perception of “niceness” that many women struggle with in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective, but if they are tough, they are labeled a bitch.

Hauser proves that women don’t have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. Sharing a wealth of personal anecdotes and time-tested strategies, she shows women how to reclaim “nice” and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader looks like. Her accessible advice and hard-won wisdom detail how to balance being empathetic with being decisive, how to rise above the double standards that can box you in, how to cultivate authentic confidence that projects throughout a room, and much more.

Fran Hauser is a long-time media executive, startup investor, keynote speaker and best-selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl. She’s held senior positions at some of the world’s largest digital media businesses, including PEOPLE, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly and AOL. Now a startup investor who largely invests in female founders, Fran was named one of Business Insider’s “30 Women in Venture Capital to Watch in 2018.” Fran and The Myth of the Nice Girl have been featured on a wide range of outlets including NBC’s Today Show, CNBC, PEOPLE, Fortune, TIME, Fast Company,, Business Insider, Elle, and many more.

Each participant is required to obtain a copy of the book. You may purchase a copy at various online retailers and chain book stores. Audio book and eBook formats are also available. Don’t forget to check your local library!
***If you purchase from Amazon, don’t forget to link to WICT Midwest’s Amazon Smile account.
Session Info:


Wednesday, July 29, 2020

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

WebEx information will be sent out from Eventbrite two days before the live session.