Women Talk Design Speaker Stories (Author Edition):	Marisa Franco

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Women Talk Design Speaker Stories (Author Edition): Marisa Franco

Join us for a Q&A with a Women Talk Design Speaker & Author!

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About Women Talk Design Speaker Stories (Author Edition)

Women Talk Design community members aren't just speakers – many are also facilitators, event organizers, professors, and authors. Since several of our community members have recently published books, we're hosting an "Author Edition" of our ongoing Speaker Stories event series.

There isn’t one singular path to sharing your voice. Folks decide to speak or write for a variety of reasons, get started in different ways and have their own processes and techniques for getting their ideas out into the world.

For this special Speaker Stories event series, we're interviewing authors from our community to learn more about their journeys and experiences. Join us to hear how they started writing, why they chose their publishing path, and how speaking fits into their writing career. Hear their advice for those interested in writing a book and what they've learned along the way.

You’ll have the opportunity to ask your own questions and connect with folks from the Women Talk Design community. We hope you’ll leave inspired to share your own ideas and experiences, and get out there and share your ideas.

Stick around after the conversation for breakout discussions. During this time you can connect with other people in the Women Talk Design community and discuss what you learned.

About our speaker

Dr. Marisa G. Franco (she/her) is a professor, psychologist, and speaker. She writes for Psychology Today and has been a featured expert in major outlets like The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, and Scientific American. She wrote Platonic: How to Make and Keep Friends as an Adult.

Dr. Franco speaks about connection, belonging, community, and mental health. She has a monthly newsletter on making friends as an adult.


  • 5 minutes | Welcome
  • 20 minutes | Conversation with Marisa Franco
  • 20 minutes | Audience Q&A
  • 15 minutes | Breakout conversations

Come with your questions! We’ll see you soon.

Event Details:

The $5 USD ticket fee goes directly to our speakers. We don’t want anyone to be turned away due to a lack of funds. If the ticket fee is a barrier, please use the code WTDcommunity to register for a free ticket.

You will receive a link to join Zoom 24 hours prior to the event.

Automated captioning will be available.

The event is open to everyone. Please take a moment to read through Women Talk Design's Code of Conduct before RSVPing. You can see a complete list of Women Talk Design's upcoming events here.