Veronica Rueckert - Outspoken: Why Women's Voices Get Silenced and How to Set Them Free - Polsky Center

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Veronica Rueckert

"A practical and fascinating guide to liberating the female voice as a key to liberating the self.Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Veronica Rueckert discusses Outspoken: Why Women’s Voices Get Silenced and How to Set Them Free. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A and signing.

This event is presented in partnership with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

At the Polsky Exchange North

Admission is free, but registration is required. Register here

About the book: Women’s voices aren’t being heard—at work, at home, in public, and in every facet of their lives. When they speak up, they’re seen as pushy, loud, and too much. When quiet, they’re dismissed as meek and mild. Everywhere they turn, they’re confronted by the assumptions of a male-dominated world. From the Supreme Court to the conference room to the classroom, women are interrupted far more often than their male counterparts. In the lab, researchers found that female executives who speak more often than their peers are rated 14 percent less competent, while male executives who do the same enjoy a 10 percent competency bump. In Outspoken, Veronica Rueckert—a Peabody Award–winning former host at Wisconsin Public Radio, trained opera singer, and communications coach—teaches women to recognize the value of their voices and tap into their inherent power, potential, and capacity for self-expression. Detailing how to communicate in meetings, converse around the dinner table, and dominate political debates, Outspoken provides readers with the tools, guidance, and encouragement they need to learn to love their voices and rise to the obligation to share them with the world.

About the author: Veronica Rueckert is a Peabody Award-winning communications expert. At Veronica Rueckert Coaching, she delivers keynotes, conducts workshops and works with clients to help them discover the full power of their voices and bring joy to the act of speaking. She was a founding host of Wisconsin Public Radio's statewide news magazine Central Time, senior producer and contributor on Public Radio International's To the Best of Our Knowledge, and host of the arts and culture program The Veronica Rueckert Show. She currently leads media training and national media outreach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Event Location: 
Polsky Exchange North, Washington Park Classroom,
1452 E. 53rd St. 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60615