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(IN PERSON) Wine & Book Club | Members Only | Year of Yes
August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT - Free
Note: This is a members-only event.
At TeamWomen, we believe in the power of meaningful connections to empower women to rise together. New in 2022, we’re launching a Wine & Book Club — a FREE member-led initiative for members with common goals and interests to gather. Throughout the year, we will discuss 4 different leadership books, one per quarter. We will meet monthly with a member facilitator to share thoughts and ideas we learned through our reading and enjoy a beverage. Bring your own beverage and book!
While this program is free, we encourage a donation to support our mission work. All donations can be made here.
Our second book is “Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person” by Shonda Rhimes. The instant New York Times bestseller from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder shares how saying YES changed her life.
She’s the creator and producer of some of the most groundbreaking and audacious shows on television today. Her iconic characters live boldly and speak their minds. So who would suspect that Shonda Rhimes is an introvert? That she hired a publicist so she could avoid public appearances? That she suffered panic attacks before media interviews?
With three children at home and three hit television shows, it was easy for Shonda to say she was simply too busy. But in truth, she was also afraid. And then, over Thanksgiving dinner, her sister muttered something that was both a wake up and a call to arms: You never say yes to anything. Shonda knew she had to embrace the challenge: for one year, she would say YES to everything that scared her.
This poignant, intimate, and hilarious memoir explores Shonda’s life before her Year of Yes—from her nerdy, book-loving childhood to her devotion to creating television characters who reflected the world she saw around her. The book chronicles her life after her Year of Yes had begun—when Shonda forced herself out of the house and onto the stage; when she learned to explore, empower, applaud, and love her truest self. Yes.
We’ll read 5 chapters before each meeting. To purchase this phenomenal book, go here.
Member Tammy Hutter will guide us in this book discussion on these dates:
- July 7, 2022 | 6:00-7:30 PM
- August 18, 2022 | 6:00-7:30 PM
- Sept 29, 2022 | 6:00-7:30 PM
Note: Registration is required for all three sessions.
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