Local author and motivational speaker Shannon Huffman Polson will host a virtual launch for her new book, “The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World,” on Sept. 8 at 4:30 p.m. on the Zoom platform.
Signed copies of “The Grit Factor” will be available at Trail’s End Bookstore in Winthrop. The hardcover book is published by the Harvard Business Review Press and retails at $28.
According to a press release, “In writing ‘The Grit Factor,’ Polson made it her mission to connect with an elite pack of tough, impressive female iconoclasts who shared with her their candid stories of combat and career.”
Polson is also the author of the memoir, “North of Hope: A Daughter’s Arctic Journey.” She and her husband, Peter, and their two sons moved to the Methow Valley several years ago. Polson is chair of Friends of the Winthrop Public Library, the nonprofit group that is building a new library in Winthrop.
Polson graduated from Duke University and entered the military, becoming one of the first women to fly the Apache helicopter in the U.S. Army, and leaving the service as a captain. She earned an MBA at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and spent five years leading and managing in the corporate sector, at Guidant and Microsoft. She is the founder of the Grit Institute and speaks frequently on topics related to leadership, courage, resilience and grit.
Sign up for the launch event at: https://www.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_inEDl7kdQ3eVfSebV3KbAg.