Janice Kaplan is widely known as a journalist, TV producer, and author. She was the Editor-in-Chief of Parade magazine where her upbeat style inspired some 70 million readers every Sunday, and she worked with world leaders and celebrities including Barack Obama, Matt Damon, and Daniel Craig. She proved her talent for appealing to a wide audience as the executive producer of more than 30 television specials for ABC, FOX and other networks and as the deputy editor of TV Guide Magazine.

Janice has written fourteen popular books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Gratitude Diaries: How A Year Looking On the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life. The internationally acclaimed title is the basis for her wise, funny, and down-to-earth talk on how to bring gratitude into everyday life. Janice’s latest book The Genius of Women: From Overlooked to Changing the World has been called a “game-changer” and Booklist promises that audiences will be “enlightened, stupified, and provoked in turn.” Janice graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and won Yale’s Murray Fellowship for writing. She has appeared regularly on television, including the Today show, Good Morning America, and CBS This Morning

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The Genius of Women

Extraordinary women have managed to shine in every generation, and in this inspiring talk, Janice Kaplan describes how they overcame obstacles and unconscious bias. Drawing on women we know and love like RBG and Oprah, and those we should know but don’t, such as Fei-Fei Li and Frances Arnold, she explores the powerful forces that have rigged the system--and celebrates the women past and present who have triumphed anyway. In talking about genius, she offers a blueprint for success for all women.

The Gratitude Diaries: How Looking On the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life

After overseeing a major national survey on gratitude, Janice Kaplan spent a year living more gratefully. From both extensive research and personal experience, she describes how gratitude can improve every aspect of life including marriage, career, and health. She explains how appreciating your spouse changes the neurons of your brain and why saying thanks helps CEOs succeed. With warmth and wit, she inspires an audience to think positively and start living their own best year ever.


The Genius of Women: From Overlooked to Changing the World

We tell girls that they can be anything, so why do 90 percent of Americans believe that geniuses are almost always men?

The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life 

In this New York Times bestseller, Janice Kaplan spends a year living gratefully and transforms her marriage, family life, work and health.

How Luck Happens: Using the Science of Luck to Transform Work, Love, and Life

New York Times bestselling author Janice Kaplan examines the phenomenon of luck--and discovers the exciting ways you can grab opportunities and make luck for yourself every day.

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