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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. 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 combating challenges, such as 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.”
From the Publisher
I’m an acclaimed speaker, bestselling author, empowering mentor, rule breaker, rule maker, and unapologetic space claimer.
I’m a consultant in demand for keynotes and workshops on communications, career and workplace issues, and women’s empowerment. My background is in political science and the arts.
My signature keynote retreats, courses, workshops, speeches, and coaching give audiences and participants concrete tools to better communicate, influence, collaborate, and lead.
I’m the founder of The Actor’s Workshop of Ithaca, a Cook House Fellow at Cornell University, an advisory board member of the Performing Arts for Social Change, and a member of Govern For America’s League of Innovators.
I believe the feminist movement has done great things, but also has not done right by our sisters of color. My passion is to unite women across disciplines and differences for a better world.
United, we are unstoppable.
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers; Reprint edition (February 21, 2023)
Language : English
Paperback : 304 pages
ISBN-10 : 1523004185
ISBN-13 : 978-1523004188
Item Weight : 1.9 pounds
Dimensions : 6 x 0.79 x 9 inches