Lisa Sun — Gravitas: The 8 Strengths that Redefine Confidence - with Haley M. Jones — at Union Market

Upcoming Event
Sunday, September 24, 2023 - 3:00pm

"Lisa comes across as young and overly enthusiastic at times. She should seek to have more gravitas."

This is what Lisa Sun's boss wrote in her first review as a business analyst at the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. Sun knew she wasn't alone in receiving this type of feedback and over the course of the last two decades, she has been on a journey to uncover what it means to be truly confident.

In this thought-provoking and practical guide, Sun, founder of lifestyle brand Gravitas, has cracked the code to help women build their own self-worth on their own terms. By doing so she:

  • debunks the narrow view of confidence society has written for us
  • redefines confidence as an inclusive construct that combines several innate strengths
  • helps you discover your "confidence language" and tap into the source of your self-belief
  • arms you with the tools to flex other strengths so you can shatter your expectations for yourself

Sun shares her own journey of self-discovery and growth and combines it with proprietary research, real-world examples, and anecdotes from other successful women who have championed their own definition of self-worth. Whatever stage of life you're in, Gravitas offers valuable insights and strategies to help you succeed in any setting. Whether you are a mom, entrepreneur, creative soul, executive, thinker, maker, or doer, Sun will show you how you too can live life with total self-assurance and find your own gravitas.

Lisa Sun is the founder and CEO of GRAVITAS, a company on a mission to catalyze confidence. GRAVITAS offers innovative size-inclusive apparel, styling solutions, and content designed to make over women from the inside out. Prior to founding GRAVITAS, Sun spent 11 years at McKinsey & Company, where she advised leading luxury fashion and beauty brands and retailers in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Latin America on strategic and operational issues. Her first collection was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, People, and The Today Show in the same month. Sun and GRAVITAS have been featured on CNN and in Forbes, Fast Company, New York Magazine, Elle, Marie Claire, InStyle, and more.

Sun will be in conversation with Haley M. Jones. Haley M. Jones, CAE is the director of member engagement at the American Staffing Association where she plays an integral role in the development and management of ASA’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. In addition to serving as the staff liaison to the association’s inclusion, diversity, and equity advocacy (IDEA) group council, she leads the association’s partnerships with organizations such as the National Urban League and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. She also oversees the ASA state network and chapter programs, section councils, mentor match program, volunteer management program, and owner peer groups. Haley’s career has been in various areas of association management including governance, leadership development, volunteer management, and DEI. She is a Diversity Executive Leadership Program scholar with the American Society of Association Executives, earned her Certified Association Executive credential in 2018, earned the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate from the University of South Florida in 2021, was selected to the Association Forum Forty Under 40 class of 2021, and was named to Staffing Industry Analysts DE&I Influencers list in 2023. 

This event is free with first come, first served seating.


1270 5th St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
Union Market
Non Fiction
Gravitas: The 8 Strengths That Redefine Confidence By Lisa Sun Cover Image
ISBN: 9781401972530
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Hay House Inc. - September 12th, 2023