10 Feb February 10, 2015 – Savvy Auntie’s Melanie Notkin & Iconoclast Noreena Hertz
Melanie Notkin – Founder of Savvy Auntie, Creator and Author of Otherhood
Melanie Notkin is the leading voice of the nearly 50 percent of American women who are childless, and often single. She is the founder of Savvy Auntie, a multi-platform lifestyle brand for cool aunts, great aunts, godmothers and all women who love kids. She coined the term PANK for Professional Aunts No Kids. Her first book was a Wall Street Journal bestseller and her second book, “Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness” (Seal Press/Penguin Canada) was a bestseller too. The book received a coveted Booklist *Starred Review* and she has been featured on CNN, TODAY Show, Rachael Ray, Good Day NY, NPR and the BBC among many others. Melanie is a Huffington Post contributor and launched the Savvy Auntie Coolest Toy Awards in 2009, and serves on the Toy Industry Association Toy of the Year Nomination Committee.
Noreena Hertz – Bestselling Author of Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World, Board Member at Warner Music Group & Inspiration for Bono’s RED campaign
Noreena Hertz is a bestselling author of Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World and advises some of the world’s top CEOs and Presidents on economic, geopolitical and technological trends. By the age of 23, she was advising the Russian government and at the age of 29, she was working with the governments of Israel, Egypt, Palestine, and Jordan on the Middle East Peace Process. The Observer described her as “one of the world’s leading young thinkers”, Vogue as “one of the world’s most inspiring women” and she was on the Cover of Newsweek’s September 30, 2013 issue. In The Debt Threat, she predicted the 2008 financial crisis, and her latest book Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World was published in September 2013 to global acclaim. Noreena has shared platforms with such luminaries as President Bill Clinton, & Al Gore and her work was the inspiration for Bono’s RED campaign. She is a Board Member of Warner Music Group and sits on various charitable boards.