About This Event:
The Book Prize honors a cis or trans woman author or co-author for her work in advancing the dialogue about issues impacting women and girls. Established in 2007, this prize honors the legacy of Ernesta Drinker Ballard, a WOMEN’S WAY founder, first president of its Board of Directors and extraordinary champion for women and girls.
This year the winner is Ijeoma Oluo for her book "So You Want to Talk About Race"
11th Annual WOMEN'S WAY Book Prize Event
Monday, March 4th from 5:30 - 8:30
Comcast Technology Center, 1800 Arch Street, 27th floor
5:30 - 6:15 Networking
6:30 - 7:30 Fireside chat with Ijeoma Oluo moderated by Erin Coleman, NBC10 Anchor
7:30 - 8:30 Networking and book signing
About Ijeoma: Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based writer, speaker, and Internet Yeller. She’s the author of the New York Times Best-Seller So You Want to Talk about Race, published in January by Seal Press. Named one of the The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2017, one of the Most Influential People in Seattle by Seattle Magazine, one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Seattle by Seattle Met, and winner of the of the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award by the American Humanist Society, Oluo’s work focuses primarily on issues of race and identity, feminism, social and mental health, social justice, the arts, and personal essay. Her writing has been featured in The Washington Post, NBC News, Elle Magazine, TIME, The Stranger, and the Guardian, among other outlets.