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Keynote Speaker

Fawn GermerFawn Germer, Best-selling Author of Nine Books, Four-time Pulitzer Nominated Journalist, Adventurer, Risk-taker, Leader

Fawn Germer once had a jerk boss tell her that she’d never be more than she was at the time—a reporter. She sure showed him. Fawn is the irreverent, beloved best-selling author of nine books including the Oprah book, Hard Won Wisdom. She emboldens us to embrace risk and maximize our personal power. More than anything, she sounds the call for happiness and balance. Fawn has been a keynote speaker for nearly 100 Fortune 500 companies, hundreds of other organizations, and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize four times. Fawn’s first book was rejected by every major publisher in the United States, but Fawn would not give up until it was the No. 1 nonfiction bestseller that Oprah loved.  She had a Top 10 TedX talk and is co-host of the Hard Won Wisdom Podcast, which was tagged by Apple as one of the top women’s leadership podcasts. 
Don't miss her session at Women's Executive Forum™!

Closing Keynote Session: 2:45–3:35 p.m.
Hard Won Wisdom: You'll Never Learn to Fly if You Won't Jump Off the Cliff
Like you, Fawn Germer has won and lost. It started with a jerk boss who said she’d never make it, but she fought back until she was the best-selling author of nine books and a four-time Pulitzer Prize nominee. She loves the obstacles that most people hate because those challenges provide the greatest opportunities for success and growth. Fawn interviewed more than 300 famous trailblazers for her books and gained the hard won wisdom and perspective on how to succeed through authenticity, perseverance and the personal power that lets you claim turf and set boundaries. Fawn’s high-energy keynote will make you laugh, cry, and dare to embrace your strongest self.
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