Leadership Lou brings 'Joy' to Louisville

Leadership Lou brings 'Joy' to Louisville
Author Joy Mangano addresses audience at Leadership Louisville event. (SOURCE: WAVE 3 News)
Author Joy Mangano addresses audience at Leadership Louisville event. (SOURCE: WAVE 3 News)
Meredith Lawrence, director of the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund, and guest. (SOURCE: WAVE 3 News)
Meredith Lawrence, director of the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund, and guest. (SOURCE: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Leadership Louisville Center hosted author and entrepreneur Joy Mangano at the Frazier History Museum on Friday.

Mangano was portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence in the film "Joy."

Mangano was in Louisville to talk about her book "Inventing Joy: Dare to Build a Brave and Creative Life."

The success of Mangano's business empire is a rags-to-riches story. As a single mother of three, she started her first business in her dad's garage.

Today, Mangano holds more than 100 patents and has generated over three billion in sales worldwide, according to a press release from Leadership Louisville.

The event featured a talk from Joy followed by a Q&A session and book signing.

Meredith Lawrence, director of the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund, made the closing remarks.

The event was held in partnership with Fund for the Arts and the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation. A portion of the proceeds were donated to the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund.

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