Visionary Women Welcomes Louann Brizendine, M.D.

Visionary Women held its first in-person salon since the pandemic on June 13 at an oversubscribed event at Watt Plaza in Century City. After announcing several of the donations Visionary Women has recently made, President Nina Kotick emphasized that “the pillars of Visionary Women remain as always: giving, community, and our learning together.”

Lu Parker of KTLA News then led the conversation with New York Times bestselling author, Louann Brizendine, M.D., about her latest book, The Upgrade, How the Female Brain Gets Stronger and Better in Midlife and Beyond. The message of the book is being hailed as revolutionary.  Dr. Brizendine, the Lynn and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in Clinical Psychiatry at UCSF, and founder of UCSF’s Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic, cleverly, candidly, and with humor, contextualized the female physiology and discussed the road map she prescribes in the book to reshape the terrain at this time in life in “which your true self – body, mind and soul – can flourish.” Using her unparalleled expertise, Dr. Brizendine explains in The Upgrade the best strategies for hormones, exercise, sleep, mindset and brain health. “Welcome to the better half of your life,” declared Dr. Brizendine. 

The Upgrade, How the Female Brain Gets Stronger and Better in Midlife and Beyond is newly published by Harmony Books, an imprint of Random House.

Brizendine, left and Parker at the Visionary Women salon