Thriving Women, Thriving World: Authors Diana Whitney and Kathryn Britton
in conversation with Barbara Fredrickson
Wednesday 2/19, 7 pm
This book is a celebration of women. It is an invitation to journey from #MeToo to thriving women via appreciative inquiry, dialogue, and story telling. It addresses topics, through an appreciative lens, that may be difficult to talk about, yet must be talked about to heal social wounds and create conditions for women to thrive worldwide. If you are wondering what to do in response to the global cry of #MeToo, this book is for you.
Diana Whitney, Ph.D., is an internationally acclaimed consultant, writer, and inspirational speaker working at the forefront of the fields of organization development and positive social change. She is an expert in Appreciative Inquiry and Appreciative Leadership, an executive advisor and founder of Corporation for Positive Change and co-founder of the Taos Institute. She is an award-winning author of twenty books including The Power of Appreciative Inquiry and Appreciative Leadership. Diana has lived in Chapel Hill for 13 years.
Kathryn Britton, MAPP, coaches technology managers and executives on issues of career growth and effective management. She also coaches writers and runs writers’ workshops. Her work builds on her extensive leadership experience in software engineering for the Navy and IBM. She graduated with the inaugural class of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania. Kathryn has lived more than half of her life in the same house in north Chapel Hill.
Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D., is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab (a.k.a. PEP Lab) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has published more than 110 peer-reviewed articles and her books, Positivity and Love 2.0, have been translated into dozens of languages. Among the most highly-cited scientists, Professor Fredrickson was honored in 2017 with the Tang Prize for Achievements in Psychology, awarded to recognize exceptional career contributions to the well-being of humanity.