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Aprés Midi 8-5-18

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The Adrian Leeds Group - Après Midi

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Talia Carner
THE MORNING AFTER—WHEN A NATION WAKES UP TO “DEMOCRACY”
Talia Carner gave a stunning presentation about her experience teaching entrepreneurial skills to Women in Moscow just after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early '90s. She tells a similar story in her most recent book, Hotel Moscow, her fourth novel, obviously a result of her life-changing experience there.
She had the large group of attendees mesmerized, with no PowerPoint presentation—just her own skill as a speaker and story-teller. She shared "her experiences of being caught in the 1993 Russian parliament uprising against president Boris Yeltsin, about the plight of women when this world-superpower went through a transition, and the realities of teaching entrepreneurship to people with a child's grasp of managing newly privatized cooperatives.
"It is hard to imagine living in Soviet times, when the government toyed with its citizens' self-worth and planted a culture of suspicion and corruption.It is even harder to imagine how, overnight, in 1991, all laws were obliterated with the fall of communism. Russians woke up to a lawless country, having to stumble in a new market economy—after being conditioned to view capitalism as evil.
Both her own tale and the book's are riveting stories that shed light on what it was really like when Moscow was discovering its democratic independence.
Before turning to fiction writing, Talia Carner worked for Redbook magazine and served as the publisher of Savvy Woman magazine. An adjunct professor of marketing at Long Island University and a marketing consultant to Fortune 500 companies, she was a volunteer counselor and lecturer for the Small Business Administration and a member of United States Information Agency missions to Russia, teaching women entrepreneurial skills.
Carner’s activities in women’s organizations led to her participation at the 1995 International Women’s Conference in Beijing, where she learned of the atrocities of The Dying Rooms—the Chinese orphanages where the documented death rate was 80%—and about the U.S.’s courts betrayal of molested children.
Helping African women to develop a campaign against clitoridectomy, she was exposed to the plight of women in societies that subjected millions of girls to this brutal mutilation. Her education about violence against women continued when she assisted Indian women in a campaign to end the burning of brides over dowry disputes. She also researched the lives of women in religious oppressive societies.
A sought-after keynote lecturer at renowned organizations, Carner speaks on both universal and culture-specific issues facing today’s women across the globe.
In attendance were:•    Al Stewart
•    Amie Gabriel
•    Ann Hattaway
•    Bernadette Balcom
•    Billie Jean Ford
•    Carol Young
•    Catherine Bala
•    Chelsea and Jon Wakefield
•    Connie Greffe
•    Courtney Faber
•    Denise Grassart
•    Donna Deeley
•    Dorota Jablonski
•    Edith de Belleville
•    Hollis Palmer
•    James Kigin
•    Joe Makholm
•    Karen Schwarzback
•    Kathy Dohenty
•    Kathy Rowe
•    Linda Corwin
•    Lisa Anselmo
•    Lisa Atkins
•    Lisa Weil
•    Liz Shepard
•    Lorelee Chelly
•    Lynn Loring
•    Marjorie Rubin
•    Mary Anne Doty
•    Patty Sadauskas
•    Rainette De Cicco
•    Ron and Nancy Cash
•    Rus McCulloch
•    Sarah Vaughn
•    Scott and Mary Levin
•    Sharon Berg
•    William Jordan
•    Plus others who did not sign in!

The Adrian Leeds Group - Après Midi

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