11 2021

People of the Book Series: Janice Kaplan, The Genius of Women

2:00PM - 3:00PM  


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Janice Kaplan: The Genius of Women

From Overlooked to Changing the World

We tell girls that they can be anything, so why do 90% of Americans believe that geniuses are almost always men? Janice Kaplan explores the powerful forces that have rigged the system – and celebrates the women geniuses past and present who have triumphed anyway. Using her unique mix of memoir, narrative and inspiration, Kaplan makes surprising discoveries about women geniuses now and throughout history in fields from music to robotics. Through interviews with neuroscientists, psychologists and dozens of women geniuses at work in the world today, she proves that genius isn’t just about talent. In The Genius of Women, you’ll learn how these women ignored obstacles and broke down seemingly unshakable barriers. The geniuses in this moving, powerful and very entertaining book provide more than inspiration – they offer a clear blueprint to everyone who wants to find her own path and move forward with passion.

Janice Kaplan has enjoyed wide success as a magazine editor, television producer, writer and journalist. The former editor-in-chief of Parade magazine, she is the author or coauthor of 14 books, including New York Times bestsellers The Gratitude Diaries and I’ll See You Again.