From the Ivy League to a Gun at Her Head: Overcoming Abuse & Deploying Inner Strength

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Thursday, May 26, 2022
6:00pm— 7:30pm
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Home of Dorthy Miller Shore
Farmers Branch, TX
United States
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Join the Wharton Club of DFW and Harvard Club of Dallas for an inspirational, in-person event with internationally recognized Leslie Morgan Steiner, WG'92!

Leslie makes an amazing impact everywhere she turns! She is a four-time New York Times best-selling author, columnist for The Washington Post, women’s empowerment expert, successful corporate executive – and domestic violence survivor. Just one of her TedTalks has more than 7 million views! She is only in Dallas for a few days, and we are incredibly fortunate to have an evening of her time spent with alumni and friends of her two alma maters.

More than 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 8 men, experience emotional or physical violence at some point in their lives. Seldom do we discuss how common abusive relationships are at every income and educational level, and the ways that relationships shape our careers. Please join us for a candid discussion with Harvard undergrad, Wharton MBA, bestselling author, Washington Post journalist, TedTalk speaker and advocate Leslie Morgan Steiner about the intimate partner abuse she experienced while at Wharton and the ensuing impact on her career choices and personal life.

GOLD Member Reception - As a special thank you to the GOLD members who have continued to support the Club through the crazy times of the past few years, we invite all GOLD members to join us for a private 30 minute reception with Leslie. It will be a smaller, more intimate setting and group prior to the main event. We are truly grateful for your past and continued support!

SIGNED Books: If you would like a signed paperback copy of one her books for yourself or a as gifts, purchase it below. Due to the allotted time in Dorthy's home and respect for her family, Leslie prefers to use the time onsite to interact with attendees and will have signed the books well in advance of the event. DO NOT BRING BOOKS to be signed. She will not have time to do so that evening. You can pick up your pre-purchased, signed copy of the book(s) at the event.

About Leslie Morgan Steiner

Leslie Morgan Steiner is the author of four nonfiction books: the New York Times bestselling memoir Crazy Love; the critically acclaimed anthology Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families; The Baby Chase: How Surrogacy is Transforming the American Family; and her latest memoir, The Naked Truth, which explores female sexuality, self-esteem and dating after 50.

Steiner holds a BA in English from Harvard College. Her first job was writing and editing for Seventeen Magazine. After graduating from Wharton business school in 1992 with an MBA in Marketing, she launched Splenda Brand Sweetener internationally for Johnson & Johnson. She returned to her hometown of Washington, DC in 2001 to become General Manager of the 1.1 million-circulation Washington Post Magazine, a position she held for five years. From 2006-2008 she wrote over 500 columns for the Washington Post’s popular on-line work/family column, “On Balance.” She has been profiled by People Magazine, the New York Times, Glamour, Psychology Today, Redbook, The Washington Post, and other publications.

Steiner is a regular speaker at international women’s conferences and media guest on The Today Show, National Public Radio, Anderson Cooper 360, The Tamron Hall Show, ABC, NBC, CBS, and cable news networks. She has appeared in Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Elle, Parents, Self, Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Los Angeles Times, and She is a frequent speaker and consultant on the subjects of marketing to moms and ending family violence.

She serves as an emeritus board member for the One Love Foundation, in honor of slain University of Virginia senior Yeardley Love.

Leslie Morgan Steiner lives in Washington, DC; East Hampton, New York; and New Hampshire.

About Our Host

We are grateful that Dorthy Miller Shore opened her home for this important event. Dorthy is a pioneering and internationally recognized businesswoman. She is chair of Miller Ad Agency, which she founded in 1984 and grew to be one of the largest automotive agencies in the US then expanded well beyond the automotive field with clients as diverse as Mars Candy, Essential Forumla’s probiotics and Five Miles, a market place app.

Dorthy is also chair and CEO of the international digital publication PrimeWomen for professional women over 50, founded in 2014 and already ranks as the number one lifestyle websites for women and the top 50 business blogs for women. Dorthy regularly speaks at international industry events and has sat on a number of boards, including DFW National Association of Women’s Business Owners (where she is a past president), Goodwill, Dallas Ballet, Women’s Foundation and Dallas Life homeless shelter.

About Our Wine Sponsor

Rashmi Malhotra is a former Corporate Executive in Telecom/Technology Industry and now a multi-preneur who is Founder and CEO of Affinity Technology, Inc a Women Owned Business. After many years of searching she cultivated her PASSION for wine and food experiences. She loves to helps women in their second plus acts to “UNCORK YOUR PASSIONS”.

Today, she is partnered with a Franco-American company Boisset Collection to fulfill her passion dreams of the luxury wine lifestyle where she brings fine wine, food and love for luxury lifestyle together. Rashmi loves to host wine and food lovers for different cultural cuisine as French, Italian, Indian, Thai paired with wine experiences. Boisset Collection is one of the most highly awarded and sustainable family-owned companies in the world. Our 30 wineries and wine destinations in France and California have over 60 centuries of shared winemaking heritage in the very finest terroirs, from Napa Valley to the Grand Crus of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or. Our estate vineyards are biodynamic and organic to make the best wine and best care for our environment for future generations.


Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022

   5:30 pm - Private GOLD Member Reception with Lelsie
            6:00 pm - General Reception & pick-up of pre-ordered & signed books
            6:30 pm - Discussion & Q&A
            7:30 pm - Concludes         
Included:  Appetizers and wine will be provided
Home of Dorthy Miller Shore, Farmers Branch, TX (address will be provided prior to event to those who register)

  WCDFW GOLD Members: $15/person
  All Other WCDFW Members: $25/person
  Non-members: $50/person  
  Books - See each all-in price below. Since books must be ordered from a third party, they can only purchased for this event up until the early registration deadline. No book purchases can be made after May 19.

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CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be received by the early registration date BEFORE the event or the attendee who made the reservation may not receive a refund, regardless of participation, due to costs associated with the reservation.


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Guest & Non Member Ticket - From the Ivy League to a Gun at Her Head
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General Member Ticket - From the Ivy League to a Gun at Her Head
An early bird ticket for any active member of the WCDFW. One ticket per member.
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GOLD Member Ticket - From the Ivy League to a Gun at Her Head
Early bird ticket for an active GOLD member of the WCDFW. One ticket per member.
Map & Directions

Home of Dorthy Miller Shore

Farmers Branch, TX, United States,
by public transit by car by bike Walking