Mia Freedman sits down with Rebecca Sparrow on Friday 28 April at Brisbane Powerhouse for an exclusive and intimate chat to celebrate the release of her latest book, Work Strife Balance.
There are many, many books written by successful women who talk about how successful they are and float their theory about how you can get some of that success for yourself if you just Lean In, Say Yes, Live Your Best Life, Beat Your Fear or Sleep More. Work Strife Balance is not one of those books.
Now in her forties, Mia Freedman has had an array of successes in her life as a writer, broadcaster, author, columnist, a former editor of Cosmopolitan, Channel Nine presenter and executive. She is also co-founder and creative director of the Mamamia Media Company, Australia's largest women's digital media and podcast company. However, this book is far from being about Mia’s triumphs. Rather, in Work Strife Balance Mia takes an honest and open look at the times in her life in which she has truly struggled through and learnt from difficult experiences that many women encounter.
“Work Strife Balance is split into those about my most valuable failures, my most significant setbacks and my most mortifying slip-ups in life, love and work. At Mamamia we call it FLEARNING - failing and learning. Learning through failing. In my teens, 20s, 30s and 40s, I've done a lot of both,” said Mia.
Join Mia as she shares honest observations - learnt from life’s experiences. Mia and Rebecca’s discussion will range from sharing not only their successes and their triumphs, but the real stuff of life too; eating disorders; grief; divorce; losing a job; losing a loved one; losing your mind and infertility.
An evening of insight and celebration of valuable failures, significant setbacks and mortifying slip-ups in life, love and work.
This in-conversation is part of Brisbane Powerhouse’s Writers+Ideas series, a program that presents the world’s most fascinating writers and ideas-makers for Brisbane audiences to hear and be inspired from. Tickets on sale now!
Date: Fri 28 April
Tickets: $30 - $35
Venue: Brisbane Powerhouse