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Entrepreneurship Fellow to Discuss the ‘Gig Economy’

The Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship will host its Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, Harriet Rubin, Nov 5-9, 2012.

A writer, consultant and lecturer on leadership trends, Rubin will be visiting a number of classes, giving guest lectures on the topics of work and happiness, creative thinking, entrepreneurship, personal relationships and more.

She will also speak at and be part of the following campus events:

  • A Convocation with Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Harriet Rubin: “Thinking Big in the Gig Economy” – Noon on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the Kennedy Center Ballroom
  • Fireside Chat: Discovering Your Authentic Work! with Harriet Rubin – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the East Hall lobby
  • ideablitz! competition judge – 5-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, in Dix Dining Hall

Rubin is the author of the international best seller, The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women; Soloing: Realizing Your Life’s Ambition, and On Dante’s Track.  In 1989, she founded Currency Books, a division of Doubleday, which under her direction became a leading publisher of business books as she encouraged poets, theologians and scientists to write for business leaders.

A prototype for Currency Magazine was instrumental in the founding of Fast Company Magazine, for which Rubin became a senior writer, columnist and consultant. She created the first work content site for iVillage.com.  Rubin is a former member of USA Today’s Board of Editorial Writers and writes regularly for the newspaper’s op-ed page.  Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and a number of other publications.

She has made appearances on The Today Show, Politically Incorrect, and National Public Radio’s Marketplace, and she has been interviewed by newspapers in the United States and abroad. Rubin has lectured in the United States, Europe, South Africa, and South America.

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