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Fran Hauser            

Media Executive, Startup Investor & Best-Selling Author of "The Myth of the Nice Girl"

Fran Hauser is an author, keynote speaker and startup investor. She is passionate about helping women build fulfilling careers and successful businesses. Fran has invested in over 25 female-founded companies across CPG, media & publishing, and wellness. Her writing, speaking and investing is informed by 15 years spent in media, where she rose through the ranks at Time Inc. to President of Digital. She is the best-selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate which has been translated into six languages and was named “Best Business Book of the Year, 2018” by Audible. Fran’s second title, Embrace the Work, Love Your Career will be released in March 2022. Fran regularly speaks at conferences and organizations to help women build careers they love. She lives outside of NYC with her husband and two sons.

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The Myth of the Nice Girl, Fran Hauser

Have you ever wondered how to ask for what you want without feeling like a jerk? Become a boss who’s respected, not feared? Lead with both kindness and strength? We are thrilled to host Fran Hauser, long-time media executive, startup investor and celebrated champion of women and girls, in a discussion of her best-selling book THE MYTH OF THE NICE GIRL: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate.

Join us as Fran deconstructs the negative perception of "niceness" that many women struggle with in the business world and offers real advice to help smart, professional women take their career to the next level.

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