U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Vargas and Katty Kay to Also Appear at the Dec. 1 Event

Brzezinski Selects Three California Women Competing for the $25,000 “Grow Your Value Bonus Contest” Grand Prize

NEW YORK, NY November 12, 2018 – Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino, Lisa Borders, the first president and CEO of Time’s Up, and Natalie Morales, “TODAY” West Coast anchor, will join the “Know Your Value” event with Mika Brzezinski, founder of “Know Your Value” and co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” The live event series will take place on Dec. 1 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. The public can purchase tickets today by clicking here.

The full lineup of special guests include: Amy Banse, Managing Director and Head of Funds for Comcast Ventures; Maria Black, President of Small Business Solutions and Human Resources Outsourcing at ADP; Lisa Borders, president and CEO of Time’s Up and former president of the WNBA; Emily Chang, Bloomberg TV anchor and author of “Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley”; Jean Chatzky, financial editor of NBC News’ “TODAY”; Janine Driver, body language and branding expert; Anu Duggal, founding partner of Female Founders Fund; Amy Errett, CEO and founder of Madison Reed; Robyn Sue Fisher, CEO and founder of Smitten Ice Cream; U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA); Katty Kay, BBC News anchor and author of the “Confidence Code and Confidence Code for Girls”; Natalie Morales, “TODAY” West Coast anchor, host of “Access” and co-host of “Access Live”; Vicky Nguyen, senior investigative reporter and anchor for NBC Bay Area - KNTV; Jane Park, CEO and founder of Julep Beauty; Cindy Robbins, president and chief people officer of Salesforce; Dr. Carolyn Rodriguez, Stanford University assistant professor and associate chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences; Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International and author of “Freedom is an Inside Job”; Tina Sharkey, entrepreneur and investor; Dia Simms, president of Combs Enterprises; Lisa Sun, founder and CEO of Gravitas; Megan Twohey, investigative reporter for The New York Times and NBC News and MSNBC contributor; Elizabeth Vargas, host of “A&E Investigates”; and Shelley Zalis, CEO of The Female Quotient and co-founder of #seeher.

Natalie Morales, Dia Simms and Maria Black will guest judge the “Grow Your Value Bonus Contest” alongside Brzezinski, which will feature three California women competing for one $25,000 grand prize sponsored by ADP® Women in Leadership. The finalists are Jodee Brown of Tracy, Jennifer Nixon of Berkeley, and Danielle Oceguera of Oakland. In advance of the live event, the three finalists will receive coaching from body language expert Janine Driver as well as styling sessions with sponsor Gravitas. On Dec. 1st, the finalists will appear onstage at the Fairmont Hotel to pitch their story to the judges, live audience and viewers across NBCU platforms, and one winner will be selected.

“Know Your Value” has also joined forces with a diverse group of companies, including SoFi, Clear Eyes, MM.LaFleur, Moroccanoil, Capital One, Travelers and InStyle.

Media Access and RSVP Information:

The “Know Your Value” event on Dec. 1st at the Fairmont Hotel will be open to the media. Interested outlets must RSVP to by Friday, Nov. 23 for credentialing information. Please include media outlet, the number of passes being requested, and any special equipment needs. Power and wireless will be provided onsite.

About Know Your Value:

Inspired by Mika Brzezinski’s New York Times best-selling book, “Know Your Value” is a nationwide movement. Founded in 2014, “Know Your Value” is designed to create and support an empowered and inclusive community that helps all women recognize, and be recognized for, their personal and professional value by developing and inspiring their individual growth. The “Know Your Value” event series has sold-out venues across the United States and featured sessions by female leaders, experts and newsmakers, including Laura Brown, Vanessa De Luca, Donny Deutsch, EMME, Sharon Epperson, Willie Geist, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Phil Griffin, Chris Jansing, Tracy Anderson, Hoda Kotb, Cindi Leive, Sen. Claire McCaskill, Andrea Mitchell, Michele Norris, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jane Pauley, Ambassador Samantha Power, Rachael Ray, Joe Scarborough, Brooke Shields, Martha Stewart, André Leon Talley, Meredith Vieira, Alex Wagner, and Nicolle Wallace. Brzezinski’s expanded book “Know Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth,” which includes timely material, statistics and interviews, was released September 25, 2018. For more information, visit and follow @MikaKYV365.

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