Brookhaven Women in Science and Diversity Office Women's History Month presentation

"Good Lessons from Bad Women in History"

Presented by Dorothy Leeds, The Theater for Learning - One Woman Show

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 12:00 pm — Berkner Hall Auditorium

DOROTHY LEEDS Actor / Playwright An adventurer and risk taker, Leeds has a lot in common with the bad women in history, often going where others fear to tread. In addition to being a playwright, performer, and best-selling author, she is a keynote speaker, sales trainer, communications consultant, and originator of “infotainment.”A Certified Minority/Woman Business Owner, her clients include: IBM, Pfizer, Verizon, Boeing, and the CIA. She’s written for, or been featured in, The NY Times, Cosmopolitan, Business Week, USA Today, and most recently Newsday's "on the isle". Her Broadway performances include Stop the World I Want to Get Off. Living with her husband in the Big Apple she has two grown children. LEARN FROM THE MEMORABLE MISTAKES OF OTHERS It's been said that we learn more from our mistakes than from our successes. Can we also learn from the mistakes of others? Often, the lessons we learn from the virtuous and accomplished are, frankly, all too similar and all too boring. If we believe everything we read, The Bad Women of History were accomplished too - accomplished in evil. But has history been fair? Perhaps somewhere deep in the recesses of these wicked women are some good lessons. SOME BAD WOMEN HAVE A GOOD MESSAGE: Appreciate & promote your assets Reduce thinking in absolutes Question pre-conceived beliefs Don't let rejection deter you Live without guilt & fear THE STORIES WE NEVER HEAR: Did China's first female emperor sleep her way to the top? Was Mae West the role model for "Sex and the City"? How could a woman from a fine home and loving parents become a fearsome pillaging pirate? Was Mrs. Machine Gun Kelly a straight shooter or did she hype her husband into the outlaw hall of shame?

Hosted by: Kathy Walker

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