GC4W Honors Fran Hauser as Female Icon on International Women’s Day
Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world is the UN Women’s theme for this year’s international women’s day celebration. To celebrate the milestones of women in leadership on international women’s day, GC4W honors Stacy London, Kara Goldin, Senator Pat Spearman, Renu Hooda, Chelsea Miller, Fran Hauser, and April Franzino as GC4W Female Icons in Business and Social Leadership.
The Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W), an award-winning not-for-profit organization that believes in women and girls and their rights to create new opportunities for themselves and others. GC4W has celebrated international women’s day at the Harvard Club of New York City and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. International Women’s Day celebrates women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements in the world. It also calls for action to accelerate gender parity, women’s achievements in the workplace and raise awareness about gender equality. We have honored Dr. Joyce Banda (Former President of Malawi), Congresswoman Barbara Lee, US Congress, Rebecca Minkoff (Renowned Fashion Designer), Chief Temitope Ajayi (African Business Female Icon), Paula Cole (Grammy Award-Winning Artist), and to name a few. We are pleased to announce our 2021 list of our Female Icons.
A Virtual Celebration of Women in Leadership and Female Icons. The GC4W International Women’s Day event is scheduled for Saturday, March 13th, 2021 starting at 11 am eastern standard time. CoachDiversity is the presenting sponsor of the GC4W International Women’s Day Event. CoachDiversity Institute offers the world’s first coaching program specifically designed for diverse communities and preparing individuals, communities, and institutions for rapid demographic change and culturally sound communication.
Fran Hauser, Startup Investor & Author, The Myth of a Nice Girl
“You don’t have to choose between kindness and strength. You can lead with both….and the most effective leaders do just that.”-Fran Hauser
Industry: Investing and Writing
Summary: Fran Hauser is a long-time media executive, startup investor, keynote speaker, and best-selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl. She’s held senior positions at some of the world’s largest digital media businesses, including PEOPLE, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, and AOL. Now a startup investor who largely invests in female founders, Fran was named one of Business Insider’s “30 Women in Venture Capital to Watch in 2018.” Fran and The Myth of the Nice Girl have been featured on a wide range of outlets including NBC’s Today Show, CNBC, PEOPLE, Fortune, TIME, Fast Company, Oprah.com, Business Insider, Elle, and many more. The Myth of the Nice Girl was named Audible’s Best Business Book of 2018 and one of Amazon’s Best Business and Leadership Books of 2018, among other accolades. Fran is a frequent speaker on women’s leadership and writes a regular career advice column for Refinery 29.
Celebrate Our 2021 Female Icons at the upcoming GC4W International Women’s Day Virtual Summit on March 13th starting at 11 am EST. We have curated an experience filled with relevant topics, intellectual conversations, and insightful exchanges with leading women, female icons, and business leaders. We invite you to join us as we move towards advancing our collective knowledge on what we must do to thrive and succeed in a whole new world.
For this summit, we are offering value sets with the purchase of a ticket. Every gift package purchase supports a female business owner on the gc4w marketplace. Guests are also invited to select from our incredible gift packages (as seen in the banner) in support of the gc4w marketplace — female entrepreneurs whose businesses have been impacted by the global pandemic. Get tickets on gc4wiwdsummit.eventbrite.com.