Saturday, November 14, 2020

University of Iowa Virtual Book Club with Sheri Salata

On Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 5pm PST, I attended the University of Iowa Virtual Book Club with Sheri Salata. Read more about this event below:
Join the Iowa Women’s Leadership Network (IWLN) for a virtual book club showcasing Sheri Salata’s memoir, The Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation, with a special guest appearance by the author!

Salata (80BBA) is an author, speaker, and producer who worked with Oprah Winfrey for 20 years. The University of Iowa alumna’s inspirational memoir was named an Amazon best-selling new release and an Apple Must Listen audiobook.

Salata’s five-year stint as the final executive producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show was featured in the docuseries Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes. She also served as president of Harpo Studios and the Oprah Winfrey Network and was named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business.

Our discussion will celebrate Salata’s journey, empower readers to apply the lessons within the memoir to their future endeavors, and center around the IWLN’s mission to inspire women. Support your favorite local bookstore by purchasing her memoir and participating in this fun, interactive discussion with Salata, alumni, and friends.

I enjoyed watching this 45 minute virtual talk. Ms. Salata comes across as confident, passionate, and heartfelt. She was big on finding your joy, leading yourself, and radical self care.


  1. Sounds like an unsung heroine who came out from behind the scenes?

    1. I haven't read the memoir yet. Sounds like a good read though.