MSNBC’s Brzezinski to discuss the struggle of women to balance work and home life

Mika Brzezihnski

Mika Brzezihnski

MSNBC co-host Mika Brzezinski will give a lecture about the “built-in enemies” of women’s success in the workplace at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 23 and her strategies to overcome them as outlined in her new book, ‘Grow Your Value.’

The lecture is part of the library’s ‘Authors on Stage,’ program.

Here is Brzezinski’s statement about the focus of, ‘Grow Your Value’:

“For many working women success has a price and often the toll is taken at home. It’s something we don’t talk about because we want to make it all look so easy. We wouldn’t want anyone to think that we couldn’t handle it all. So, in Grow Your Value we will take a look at how you can develop your brand and also increase its value over time to get the most you can in return instead of just enough – in all your relationships. But we will also look at the potholes along the way on the road to professional success. My hope is we can have a real conversation about the state of women today and the challenges that we face together, so we can grow together and lead stronger, more fulfilling lives.”

Mika Brzezinski is the co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and the author of three best-selling books. Prior to joining MSNBC in January 2007, Brzezinski was an anchor of the “CBS Evening News Weekend Edition” and a CBS News correspondent who frequently contributed to “CBS Sunday Morning” and “60 Minutes.” She reported live from Lower Manhattan for CBS News during the September 11, 2001 attacks. A native of New York City, Brzezinski is the daughter of Foreign Policy Expert and Former National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski.

She is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and a Williams College alum. Brzezinski lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.

 Library programs are free and open to the public but registration is required. Register online here.