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Janice Kaplan, the New York Times bestselling author of The Gratitude Diaries, set out to determine why the extraordinary work of so many women has been brushed aside. Using her unique mix of memoir, narrative, and inspiration, she 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—including Nobel Prize winner Frances Arnold and AI expert Fei-Fei Li—she proves that genius isn’t just about talent. It’s about having that talent recognized, nurtured, and celebrated.

For our third annual Derekh Speaker Series, we have invited authors from across the country to discuss their books at Beth Shalom. This year’s authors are united in how they uncover hidden stories – stories like those of Naamah on the Ark, race car driving against Nazi Germany, academic fraud in the nation’s top universities, unsung genius women, and an escape from Tzarist Russia gone wrong.

The talks are free and open to the public! Books with signed bookplates are made available from White Whale Bookstore.  This series of talks by five authors from across the country is made available through the Jewish Book Council and funded by Seth Glick and Carolyn Slayton.

Visit Online for more information: bethshalompgh.org/speakerseries/

Derekh Speaker Series – Janice Kaplan

Wednesday, Mar. 17 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

accessibility friendlyhearing impaired accessibleThe full inclusion of people of all abilities is a core value of the Pittsburgh Jewish Community. Please discuss accessibility accommodations with the contact person for this event.


6424 Forward Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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