Is it Time to Write Your Book?

Wednesday, September 15th 2021

Have you always thought about writing a book but haven’t yet gotten it underway? Or, did you spend the pandemic finally putting pen to paper and now wonder how to get your book out in the world so it makes a real impact?

We’ve invited three women executives-turned-authors to share their expertise in writing, launching and marketing books, so bring your questions, ideas and your own expertise to share. We’ll discuss when is the right time to write your book, how to stay motivated to get it done, and what to do once you get it written.

*Please note, this event has been moved to Zoom given the recent COVID developments.

Denise Brosseau

Denise is the co-founder and founding CEO of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) –now known as Watermark and the author of the best-selling book Ready to Be a Thought Leader?. In 2014, she and another former FWE member, Sarah Granger started Authoress, a community for published women authors.

Today, Authoress has over 350 members from across the globe and it has become the ‘place to be’ for women who want to learn from each other how to launch and market a book. Today, Denise is the CEO of Thought Leadership Lab where she works with executives and their teams on their journey from leader to thought leader. Learn more about Denise at

Karen Catlin

After spending 25 years building software products and serving as a vice president of engineering at Macromedia and Adobe, Karen Catlin witnessed a sharp decline in the number of women working in tech. Frustrated but galvanized, she knew it was time to switch gears.

Today, she is a leadership coach and an acclaimed author and speaker on inclusive workplaces. She is the author of Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces and The Better Allies™ Approach to Hiring and the co-author of Present! A Techie’s Guide to Public Speaking. Learn more about Karen at

Erin Pangilinan

Erin is an internationally acclaimed author, screenwriter, award-winning journalist, and is widely known as lead author and editor of the O’Reilly Media book: Creating Augmented + Virtual Realities: Theory and Practice for Next-Generation Spatial Computing, circulating in over 2 dozen countries and translated into Chinese and Korean. She was selected as a Diversity Fellow in Oculus Launch Pad and University of San Francisco Deep Learning Program and Data Ethics’ Inaugural Program, and Alley, the diverse entrepreneur program housed at Verizon Ventures. Erin is a software engineer, computational designer, educator in emerging tech: AR VR, Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain and cryptocurrency. Erin earned her BA at UC Berkeley and previously worked as official paid electoral campaign staff for Obama for America and Ro Khanna for Congress. Learn more about Erin at