Lydia Fenet, a Christie’s auction house ambassador and the author of The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You, is a global thought leader who “knows how to get the attention of a room immediately,” according to Martha Stewart. Having experienced her smart and engaging talks firsthand during appearances here at CLS, we are thrilled to welcome Lydia back to the Main Reading Room on March 23 to introduce her newest book, Claim Your Confidence: Unlock Your Superpower and Create the Life You Want, during its initial publication week.
Claim Your Confidence is a powerhouse guide to overcoming fear and gaining the skills necessary to become the most confident version of ourselves. Building on her own real-life experiences—including falling down a flight of snowy subway steps before an important meeting, and breaking a heel in the middle of the street on the way to an auction—Lydia’s book shows how to persist when all we want to do is give up, how to gain enough courage to leave our comfort zones, and how to harness the overwhelming power of positivity. Case studies from Trish McEvoy, Rachelle Hruska, and Zibby Owens, among others, also offer insights and advice.
Ticketing prices are as follows:
Single Ticket (includes one (1) book): $40 for Members, $45 for Guests.
Two Tickets (includes one (1) book): $50 for Members, $55 for Guests.
About the Author:
Lydia Fenet is a global thought leader who has led auctions for more than six hundred organizations and raised more than a billion dollars for nonprofits globally. Lydia takes auctions all over the world as a Christie’s ambassador, and also took the Collectible Car world by storm in 2022 as the Principal Auctioneer for Broad Arrow Auctions.
Lydia is a regular guest on the Today Show, and has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Crain’s, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, and Town & Country; Gotham magazine designated her one of New York’s most influential women. In addition to sharing her experiences through media appearances, Lydia continues to grow her brand as an author, a speaker, and, most recently, an executive producer on the upcoming Netflix series, Sold.
Lydia’s widely acclaimed first book, The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You, was published by Simon & Schuster and purchased by Netflix in February 2022. Her second book, Claim Your Confidence, will be published this Spring along with a podcast of the same name, which Lydia is currently working on in collaboration with Newsstand Studios in Rockefeller Plaza.
Lydia is represented by CAA and travels internationally as a keynote speaker helping people unlock their sales potential and empowering women in the workplace.
About the Books:
Claim Your Confidence is Lydia’s guide to overcoming your fear and gaining the skills you need to become the most confident version of yourself. Building on her own real-life experiences, including falling down the snowy subway steps before an important meeting and breaking a heel in the middle of the street on the way to an auction, Lydia’s book will show you how to persist when all you want to do is give up, gain enough courage to leave your comfort zone, and harness the overwhelming power of positivity. Case studies from Trish McEvoy, Rachelle Hruska, and Zibby Owens, among others, also offer insights and advice to encourage everyone to own their confidence.
The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You is a bestseller that equips women with everything they need to know to successfully sell themselves in all facets of their lives, whether it be seeking a new career or promotion, selling a company, or improving their public speaking, networking, and negotiation skills. Each chapter is complemented by case studies, insights, and exclusive advice from some of the most powerful and successful women in business, fashion, journalism, and the arts, including Martha Stewart, Deborah Roberts, Barbara Corcoran, Nina Garcia, and others. A Netflix show based on The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You is currently in development. The show will be produced by Chernin Entertainment, with Kiernan Shipka of Mad Men fame attached to star.