In The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You, Lydia Fenet takes you on her twenty-year journey from intern to managing director and global head of strategic partnerships at Christie’s Auction House. Lydia shares the revolutionary sales approach she has crafted over the years that has not only shaped her career, but helped her raise more than half a billion dollars for nonprofits around the world.
This is an approach that will empower you to sell your way to success in business and in life. For example, you’ll learn how to create your own “Strike Method” or signature move to help you feel confident entering any situation. Combining case studies and personal stories, Lydia also shares tips from some of the most powerful and successful women in business, fashion, journalism, sports, and the arts.
This book will show you how to take your career to the next level, whether it’s overcoming your fear of asking for something or bridging a wage gap. Lydia has been there and come back more powerful than ever. Inspiring and encouraging, Lydia’s hard-won advice will help you walk into any room with the confidence of a leader and motivate others to find their voice as well. Get ready to embrace your natural strengths, map your career, and take ownership of your life.
Lydia Fenet is Managing Director, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships at Christie’s, where she’s raised more than half a billion dollars for nonprofits globally. In her capacity as lead benefit auctioneer for the firm, she has led auctions for more than six hundred organizations and trains Christie’s charity auctioneers. Lydia travels around the country lecturing on “The Art of Selling” and speaking to groups about empowering women in the workplace. She was named one of New York’s most influential women by Gotham magazine and has been featured in TheNew York Times, TheWall Street Journal, Forbes, Crain’s, Elle, and has appeared in Vanity Fair, Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue, and Town & Country. She lives in New York City with her husband, Chris, and their three children, Beatrice, Henry, and Eloise.
“We all agree that we need more women leaders—the question is how to get there. One of the answers is Lydia Fenet."
– Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global
“Lydia knows how to get the attention of a room immediately, gavel or not, so who better to write the book on how to be the most powerful, the most dynamic and captivating woman in the room than she."
– Martha Stewart
“Lydia Fenet shares the secret sauce all women need to feel empowered… the most powerful woman in the room really is you!”
– Barbara Corcoran
“With the help of her razor-sharp humor and her don’t-mess-with-me gavel strike, she can run a room like no one I’ve ever seen.”
– Mariska Hargitay
"The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You is an insightful, inspiring guide for women who are trying to claim their own seat at the table. Fenet’s frank, no-nonsense writing style and approachable tactics can’t help but inspire readers to reach for their own goals in new, bigger ways. ”