Women's Global Education Project is honored to host our second annual virtual book club, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dionne Searcey, author of In Pursuit of Disobedient Women. Attendees will enjoy a moderated discussion and Q&A period on Searcey's experiences as the West Africa bureau chief for the New York Times, and learn more about how the bravery of the women in Searcey's book mirrors that of the young women WGEP works with in rural Senegal & Kenya.
To purchase In Pursuit of Disobedient Women, use code "WOMENSGLOBAL" for 10% off the paperback edition (now through 6/23) from Women & Children First bookstore: https://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/book/9780399179877
About the Author:
Dionne Searcey was the West Africa bureau chief for The New York Times from 2015 to 2019 and currently is a climate reporter for The Times. She was part of a team that won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. She joined the Times in 2014 to write about the American economy after working for ten years at The Wall Street Journal, where she was an investigative reporter and national legal correspondent, and covered the telecom industry. She has worked as a political reporter at Newsday and The Seattle Times and was a reporting resident at the Chicago Tribune. She started her career as a crime reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago. She was raised in Wymore, Nebraska, and lives with her husband and three children in Brooklyn.
About the Moderator:
Dr. Sonya Anderson is the President of Thrive-Chicago, a collective impact organization that leverages the power of people, systems, and data to accelerate innovation and opportunity for Chicago youth. Sonya is the founder of Embark Strategies, a consulting firm that provides thought partnership and technical support to philanthropy and the non-profit sector. Sonya holds an undergraduate degree from Yale University, a masters degree from the University of Ghana, and a doctorate from Harvard University.