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TueNight 10: Whitney Johnson

Whitney Johnson is a business coach, bestselling author, and twice honored as one of the world’s top 50 most influential management thinkers. She’s also a co-founder of Forty Women Over 40 to Watch. (We love that, natch). Right now she’s busily prepping to launch a new book, Build An A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve. It’s amazing she has any downtime — but she makes a point to find it, whether hiking up Camelback mountain during a recent conference in Phoenix, or spending time with her family before hitting Florida, Boston, and Las Vegas for more speaking engagements. “Things are a whirlwind right now, but that’s what happens when you launch a book,” she tells TueNight. “It’s quite thrilling!” During our last event, she shared a touching story about her own insights after her brother’s passing which you can read below. But first, here’s Whitney‘s TueNight 10: 1. On the nightstand: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson and a bottle of water. 2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Mexican food, especially Red Iguana in Salt Lake City. 3. Jam of the minute: Headspace app. 4. Thing I …

TueNight 10: Abby West

Abby West has always loved telling stories, typically chronicling other people’s stories as a beat newspaper reporter, or later as a magazine and digital editor at People, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, and Yahoo or currently in her role as an editor for Audible. However, Abby has started to embrace telling her own story and finding she has a lot to say — we were thrilled to have her as a reader at TueNight Live: RISE. In 2014, After Abby donated her bone marrow in 2014, she joined the board of directors for Be The Match (a.k.a the National Marrow Donor Program). Abby recently moved to New Jersey with her kids, something she says her New Yorker brain can’t quite process. 1. On the nightstand: An early copy of Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (It has the most beautiful cover and is a phenomenal story), a vanilla-scented candle, and usually a cup of something that should have gone back out to the kitchen yesterday. 2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Watching General Hospital. I’ve been watching this soap (on and off) since my babysitter had it on …

Yng Ru-Chen at TueNight Live Rise

TueNight 10: Yng-Ru Chen

Yng recently left her job as Director of Marketing and Partnerships at Tattly to pursue independent work as a communications consultant and art advisor. “My background is in the arts, and now that I don’t have a 9-5 in an office, I’ve been able to find time to see more exhibitions and visit artist studios, including spending our kids’ February break in Nola to check out Prospect New Orleans, the city’s triennial.” She is currently working with the artist James Clar, whose solo exhibition will open at Jane Lombard Gallery in May. 1. On the nightstand: My girl Anya Yurchyshyn’s review copy of My Dead Parents, and I just finished Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere. And a million copies of The New Yorker. 2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Listening to Cardi B. 3. Jam of the minute: Bodak Yellow. 4. Thing I miss: Solid abs. 5. 80’s crush: Eddie Furlong, Terminator days. My ultimate girl crush was Paula Abdul from her Forever Your Girl era. 6. Current crush: My husbands (see photo). 7. Will whine about: New York City real estate. 8. Will wine about: Any of the Italian reds served …

My TueNight 10: Stacy Pratt

Stacy Pratt always meant to be a writer but ended up teaching freshman composition and Native American literature for almost 18 years instead. Then last year, just before her father died the day before her 42nd birthday, he told her to stop teaching and write. She always obeys him, so that’s what she did. Now she is the web editor and a contributing writer for First American Art Magazine, a magazine about Indigenous arts, written primarily by Indigenous writers. She is also a contributing writer at Hello Giggles, and has written for several other places, including Indian Country Media Network. 1. On the nightstand: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline for an essay I’m writing, art magazines, and Before I Grow Too Old by Pat Jilks on Kindle. It’s a self-published book about a woman who walked all the way across England, and when I finish reading it, I just start over. 2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Defending Taylor Swift on Facebook. I can scroll past all kinds of serious injustice, but when someone unfairly criticizes her, I spend …

My TueNight 10: Elana Rabinovitz

Elana Rabinowitz is a self-described late bloomer. She was 24 when she learned to ride a bike; 45 when she published her first article. “After a failed attempt at fertility in my early 40’s,” says Elana, “I needed to ‘give birth’ to something, to change my life somehow, and writing did that.” She located a former professor, Susan Shapiro, and took her “Instant Gratification Takes Too Long” writing seminar. “She focused on humiliation essays, and when I read mine to the class, I was overcome with positive feedback — that became my first published piece. From there, I just kept going.” Elana has since had essays published in The New York Times and The Washington Post, and one story was just chosen to be in Chicken Soup for The Soul: The Power of Yes. By day, Elana teaches ESL at a middle school in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. 1. On the nightstand: Zadie Smith’s Feel Free, an assortment of Malcolm Gladwell Books and my travel alarm clock. 2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Searching for the perfect felt …

My TueNight 10: Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a web designer, writer, and feminist activist. They’ve spoken across North America at various conferences, on tv and radio, and at TEDx, and they’ve been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health, Woman’s Day, and Flow magazines. A personal blogger since 2003 with an interest in online privacy and culture, Elan’s stepped back from speaking over the last couple of years to concentrate on writing poetry and contemplating connection and love in online spaces that are specifically built to foster and sensationalize division. Everything feels very serious, so re-learning play seems like a fabulous idea. Elan is taking suggestions. Be sure to check out Elan’s Five Star Blog Round-Up and the Grace in Small Things social network they started on Facebook. Here is Elan’s TueNight 10: 1. On the nightstand: Yrsa Daley-Ward’s Bone, Mary Beard’s Women and Power, and Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle. 2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Listening to podcasts. I’m obsessive, listening to 47 and counting at 1.5-speed. 3. Jam of the minute: ShitKid’s album “Fish” turned up loud and Mount Eerie’s album “A …

TueNight 10: Elisa Camahort Page

As the co-founder and COO of scrappy-start-up-turned-global-women’s-media-company BlogHer, Inc., Elisa Camahort Page has interviewed a diverse group of women throughout the years, from Gwyneth Paltrow to Tig Notaro, from Luvvie to Martha Stewart (who, when asked if there was anything she wasn’t good at, memorably responded, “Anything I haven’t tried yet.”). Elisa now consults with entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and organizations to take their big ideas to the next level. She’s also preparing for the September 18 release of her debut book, Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All, available for pre-order now. At the dawn of 2018, Elisa looked at her heaving cookbook shelves and threw down the gauntlet, “I decided to issue myself a little cooking challenge in 2018. Every day (that I’m at home and not traveling) I’m going to take out a cookbook…and make one recipe from it.” She is currently on day 45 of her #vegancookbookchallenge.” Go, Elisa! Here’s her TueNight 10: 1. On the nightstand: iPad, Apple Watch charger, glasses, pile of magazines I will never read, Sunset’s Western …