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Lauren Ruotolo

Disabled, Author of Unstoppable in Stilettos, and Shoe Designer

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Lauren Ruotolo is the definition of a Woman Warrior. This New Yorker, and her fighting spirit, has never let her disabilities get in her way from pursuing her dreams. She has actually used them to her advantage. Lauren suffers from a rare disease called McCune Albright syndrome that stunts your growth. But it clearly didn’t stunt her ambition. Lauren was a director of Entertainment and Promotions at Hearst Magazines, produced E!’s Style Networks shows for Marie Claire and a TV special for The Food Network and Good Housekeeping, and is the author of the bestselling book, Unstoppable in Stilettos: A Girl's Guide to Living Tall in a Small World. In the fall of 2017, this media mogul is branching into design with the launch of her own shoe line, Unstoppable by Lauren Jae. The line offers in vogue shoes for the fabulously petite and the similarly minded. Learn what it means to be an unstoppable Woman Warrior like Lauren:

Nickname | LJ or Shorty
Social Media Handle | @laurenruotolo (instead) @laurenjaenyc (twitter)
Birthdate: 6/6/76
Three words that describe you best | Unstoppable, persistent, pioneer
One interesting thing about you | I'm 4'2, but my license says 4'6 haha
What does it mean to you to be a Woman, Warrior? | It means that I can climb a mountain in my heels while having the world at my fingertips
What inspires you to be a Woman Warrior? | To fight for the rights of every woman, child and everyone different to live in a world of inclusion
Who are other Women Warriors that you look up to? | Sheryl Sandberg, Elizabeth Warren, Madonna,
If you could wish one thing for all Women Warriors, what would it be? | That everyone would love themselves first
How are you inspiring others to be Women Warriors? | By opening up the conversation and spreading messages about Self Love & empowerment