The featured speaker for the 2018 Women Helping Women Luncheon is Kelly Corrigan, best selling author, breast cancer survivor and host of “Exactly,” a popular podcast.
Constantly noted as one of the best storytellers around, Kelly connects audiences in a very intimate and empowering way. Described as touching, heartwarming and empathetic, Kelly is just as likely to be called cool, funny, smart and irresistibly authentic. Her moving words elevate the experiences of everyday life and uplift our darkest moments with humor, humanity and unforgettable eloquence.
A gifted storyteller and talented interviewer, Kelly Corrigan has touched hearts and captured audiences as the author of back-to-back-to back New York Times bestselling books, including Glitter and Glue, and The Middle Place, her poignant personal story of battling breast cancer while caring for her father who was also undergoing cancer treatment. She has been called “the Poet Laureate of the ordinary” by Huffington Post, and lauded by everyone from Lena Dunham to Imbolo Mbue. Corrigan strikes on unusual balance on stage between David Sedaris-funny and Brene Brown-authentic. Her work with The Nantucket Project leading conversations about what matters most has taken her point of view to new levels. Forever after what she calls “the thing behind the thing,” Corrigan seeks to understand the matters of the world in all their natural complexity.
Kelly is currently the host of Exactly, a podcast on KQED, the most listened-to public radio station in the country. Described as a combination of the brainy ideas of TED, the satiric, informative wit of The Daily Show and the low-key, friendly probing of NPR’s Terry Gross, Kelly asks “the smartest people writing today the biggest questions you can think of” with her wit-laced, conversational style. Guests have included B.J. Novak, Jason Segel, Margaret Atwood, John Cleese and other notables discussing topics ranging from the origins of creativity to the power of forgiveness. She is also an accomplished columnist, appearing in O, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine, Glamour and Good Housekeeping. She is also a dedicated volunteer and education activist.
As a speaker, she is known for customizing presentations and making audience members feel as though she is speaking directly to them. By connecting through the universal bonds of family, friendships, life journeys and overcoming obstacles and challenges, Kelly inspires others and empowers them to overcome and make the best of any situation or challenge.
We hope you’ll join us for our annual luncheon on October 19! Invitations will be mailed out in the next few weeks, and tickets will be available for purchase soon!