Certified life coach Nina Lorez Collins shares What Would Virginia Woolf Do?: And Other Questions I Ask Myself as I Attempt to Age Without Apology. Nina will be in conversation with Lauri Levenfeld, director of The Project for Women.
About What Would Virginia Woolf Do?: When Nina Collins entered her forties she found herself awash in a sea of hormones. As symptoms of perimenopause set in, she began to fear losing her health, looks, sexuality, sense of humor-perhaps all at once. Craving a place to discuss her questions and concerns, and finding none, Nina started a Facebook group with the ironic name, "What Would Virginia Woolf Do?," which has grown exponentially into a place where women-most with strong opinions and fierce senses of humor--have surprisingly candid, lively, and intimate conversations.
Mid-life is a time when women want to think about purpose, about how to be their best selves, and how to love themselves as they enter the second half of life. They yearn to acknowledge the nostalgia and sadness that comes with aging, but also want to revel in their hard-earned wisdom.
Part memoir and part resource on everything from fashion and skincare to sex and surviving the empty nest, What Would Virginia Woolf Do? is a frank and intimate conversation mixed with anecdotes and honesty, wrapped up in a literary joke. It's also a destination, a place where readers can nestle in and see what happens when women feel comfortable enough to get real with each other: defy the shame that the culture often throws their way, find solace and laugh out loud, and revel in this new phase of life.
About Lauri Levenfeld: Lauri Levenfeld’s vision and passion is woven into her photography and storytelling. Levenfeld’s profound encounter with Nelson Mandela created a paradigm shift for her career where she learned the importance of connection, communication, soul and history. Forever changed she has made it her purpose to capture the evolution of imagery. Since graduating from USC’s Film School, her camera has captured the essence of Hilary Clinton, Robert Redford, Uma Thurman, Tom & Rita Hanks, Mark Zuckerberg, Nigela Lawson, Zanna Roberts Rassi and Lubov Azria to name a few. Through every encounter, Lauri uses her fashion and lifestyle photography to elevate each individual and brand creatively, personally, collectively and globally.
Inspired by the talents she photographs, Levenfeld spearheaded her brainchild The Project for Women – a global forum showcasing women in fashion, technology, philanthropy and entrepreneurial giants. Lauri’s uncanny ability to connect, curate and photograph each story is a powerful testament to each woman’s journey. This platform has become a unique tool increasing visibility, brand development and collaboration while inspiring and teaching. On March 8th, 2018 Lauri co-founded her latest venture, Project Mentor, after realizing there was a major deficiency in effective mentoring with girls trying to land their first job and women who were re-entering the workplace.