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A NIGHT WITH

LESLIE BENNETTS

THE UNTOLD STORY OF JOAN RIVERS


THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017 | 5:30 PM
CONGRESSIONAL COUNTRY CLUB | BETHESDA, MD


Tickets are $100 each and include dinner, wine, and a copy of Last Girl Before Freeway.
TOGETHER, WE INSPIRE FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE AND EMPOWERMENT FOR ALL WOMEN

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Her Wealth
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SPONSORED BY
BridgeWater
TriBridge Partners
MS Media
Oram & Moss
Willis Towers Watson
Chubb
Eagle Bank
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A leading authority on women’s issues, VANITY FAIR writer and former NEW YORK TIMES reporter Leslie Bennetts – author of the new Joan Rivers biography – will share an intimate portrait of a life that is sure to entertain and inspire.



In today's fast-paced world, many women have to reinvent their lives and careers, and no one ever did it better than Joan Rivers. A fearless pioneer who overcame personal and professional ruin in midlife, Rivers made all her dreams come true in the second half of a dazzling career, when the wife who never read a contract transformed herself into the CEO of a billion-dollar company. How did she succeed where so many others fail? Leslie Bennetts will share the secrets of Rivers' success as she took charge of her own destiny and racked up late-life achievements that turned her triumph into one for the record books. As entertaining as it is illuminating, Rivers' remarkable story makes her an inspiring role model - and the ultimate poster girl for financial independence and women's empowerment.



ABOUT LESLIE BENNETTS

Leslie Bennetts is an award-winning journalist who began her career as a newspaper reporter, spent many years as a magazine writer and then became a best-selling author. After working for The Philadelphia Bulletin and The Washington Star, she spent ten years at The New York Times, where she became a national political reporter and the first woman ever to cover a presidential campaign. At The Times, she also covered metropolitan news, City Hall, Style and cultural news before leaving the paper to become a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. During her 24 years at the magazine, she wrote many of its best-known movie star cover stories as well as investigative articles on subjects ranging from priest pedophilia to the nation’s war against drugs.

Bennetts, who has written for dozens of other national magazines, is also the author of The Feminine Mistake, a ground-breaking best-seller that documented the risks of financial dependency and the benefits of work for women. Her latest book is the biography Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses and Liberation of Joan Rivers. Throughout her career, Bennetts has consistently focused on the social, economic, legal and political issues that affect women’s lives, marriages and families.

LEARN MORE ABOUT LESLIE

NET PROCEEDS FROM THIS CHARITY EVENT BENEFIT

Domestic violence happens to women from all walks of life. It does not discriminate based on their level of wealth or education. Second Chance Employment Services was founded in 2001 by Dr. Ludy Green, an expert on U.S. domestic violence and human trafficking issues and an advocate for employment as a way for women to take control of their lives through economic empowerment. She is one of the architects of the 2013 Violence Against Women Act and author of Ending Domestic Violence Captivity. Second Chance is the only employment agency in the United States for women victims of domestic violence. They provide highly individualized training and counseling services for vulnerable, high-risk women who are often the sole support of their families.


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Her Wealth™ is women’s financial initiative launched by Bridgewater Wealth in Bethesda, MD whose mission is to empower women with the financial confidence and resources they need to take control of their money and wealth. It’s rare to find a team of professional women with the breadth and depth of financial knowledge and expertise in one firm. We are passionate about engaging women in their own finances and sharing our expertise so that all women gain the confidence to be stewards of their own and their families’ wealth.



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WomenWealthyWise is a national, educational platform founded out of a visible need and heartfelt passion to empower women to take charge of their lives, emotionally and financially. Our mission is to help you build a strong financial foundation, so you have the opportunity to lead an authentic and purpose-driven life. We host national events; powerful retreats; comprehensive, hands-on workshops; and provide one-to-one consulting. We give you the tools to successfully emerge from life’s transitions, financially independent and energized about your future!


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