Areva Martin - Awakening

Thursday, November 4, 7pm CT
St. Louis Public Radio Community Room
3651 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63108
In Person Event - Please Register Here
Left Bank Books & St. Louis Public Radio welcome St. Louis native, award-winning attorney, advocate, legal and social issues commentator, talk show host, and producer
Areva Martin,
who will discuss her new book 
Awakening: Ladies, Leadership, and the Lies We've Been Told,
in person at St. Louis Public Radio on November 4th at 7pm Central.
Martin will be in conversation with St. Louis Public Radio host of St. Louis On the Air
Sarah Fenske.
Please RSVP and order a copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
Books will also be available for sale at the event. Areva will be signing copies after the event.
If you are unable to make it to the in person event,
personalized copies are available to order through Left Bank Books online or over the phone.
Masks and proof of vaccination are required to attend this event. Vaccination cards or an electronic copy will be accepted.

About Awakening: Ladies, Leadership, and the Lies We've Been Told

Anyone who is looking to move forward in their career will gain insight and enjoy anecdotes from Areva Martin's Awakening, which calls out the lies told by a patriarchal society and calls in all people to work toward a more equitable one.


Awakening goes beyond the idea that women should ask for a seat at the table. Areva Martin makes the case for women to tear down the building, build anew, and choose tables that make room for everyone.

Martin does this by exposing five lies told by society that have kept women held back for so long. By further exploring the problem and offering solutions that benefit all people, Awakening gives women in all careers a path toward a more equitable world. Pick up Awakening for your next book club, to gift to a new grad, or to show a woman in your life that you support their journey.

Uncover the lies we have been told and discover how we can move toward a more equitable world.

  • Areva Martin provides statistics and stories on how our current system works to keep women as the inferior sex and why it needs a complete overhaul. Case studies from real women at work demonstrate the barriers that hold women back and the conflicts that they face if they choose to start a family. Readers will explore "how we got here" and the movements, milestones, and men who have shaped where women stand in the workplace today. Martin zooms out to describe how expectations, norms, and culture need to change before equity can be achieved. Action items throughout the book offer small and quick exercises that become stepping stones to larger solutions.

The past decade has been a whirlwind of fighting for equity, seeing the consequences of small-scale strategies, and being pushed back by the COVID-19 pandemic. Areva Martin lays all of this out on the table and provides a map for pushing forward in the corporate jungle, nonprofit world, and society at large.

Grab your copy of Awakening today to expose the lies told by society and become leaders at work and home.


About our Speakers

A best-selling author, Areva Martin has dedicated her fourth book to helping women worldwide recognize, own and assert their limitless power.
Areva is the founder of Special Needs Network, Inc., California's premier autism advocacy organization. She has raised millions of dollars for autism, and has played a leadership role in advocating for state and federal laws to eliminate disparities in state funding for individuals with disabilities. Her extensive experience in community outreach and activism has positioned her to become one of the top female entrepreneurs of the 21st century. Those credentials, along with her humble beginnings in North St. Louis and passion for life as a mother, wife, and entrepreneur, make her uniquely qualified to speak on the current state of affairs regarding female leadership, and the need for an empowered female workforce.
A Harvard Law School graduate, Areva founded the Los Angeles based civil rights firm, Martin & Martin, LLP and the health technology company Butterflly Health, Inc.
Sarah Fenske joined St. Louis Public Radio as host of St. Louis on the Air in July 2019. Before that, she spent twenty years in newspapers, working as a reporter, columnist and editor in Cleveland, Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles and St. Louis.
She won the Livingston Award for Young Journalists for her work in Phoenix exposing corruption at the local housing authority. She also won numerous awards for column writing, including multiple first place wins from the Arizona Press Club, the Association of Women in Journalism (the Clarion Awards) and the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.
From 2015 to July 2019, Sarah was editor in chief of St. Louis' alt-weekly, the Riverfront Times. She and her husband, John, are raising their two young daughters and ill-behaved border terrier in Lafayette Square.
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 7:00pm
St. Louis Public Radio
3651 Olive Street
Saint Louis, MO 63108
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