Short, Unstoppable and Living Life to the Fullest!
New York, NY
Lauren Ruotolo has been in the Entertainment and publishing space for the past 18 years, working and managing some of largest consumer media brands in the world including TV Guide, Jim Henson Muppets, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Seventeen, Esquire, and Good Housekeeping where she oversaw branded promotions, cover promotions and branded TV shows
Ruotolo's is a respected author and inspirational speaker. Her first-person essay "Get Shorty," shared her philosophies on living with the rare genetic disorder McCune-Albright syndrome, was published in Marie Claire magazine in 2009 and was one of the most-responded to articles in the magazine. Soon after, Ruotolo penned her first book titled “Unstoppable in Stilettos—A girls guide to living tall in a small world.” In the book, Ruotolo discusses her struggles and achievements growing up as a disabled person, plus offers her advice on life known as “Lauren Lesson’s” on how to achieve everything you want in life even when life throws you lemons.
Ruotolo has been interviewed on many nationally syndicated television shows as The Nate Berkus Show & Wendy Williams and was on Oprah’s book list for the top ten titles to pick up in 2012, plus has been interviewed on many local news broadcasts promoting her message of empowerment. Besides writing, working full-time Lauren and speaking to teens and children about self-love is on the advisory board of Glamour Gals, Love Our Children USA, Stomp Our Bullying and is an active member in the NY chapter of Women in Communications and Step Up. Over the past few years, Lauren has been nominated for Rising Star of the Year for New York’s Women Agenda, Glammy Award Woman of the Year, Girls Inc (New York Chapter) Woman of the Year and 2011 for Glamour Gals in 2010. She currently lives in NYC, travels around the world speaking to young women and adults about living with a rare disease and this winter will launch her first shoe collection “Unstoppable by Lauren Jae” offering women sizes 3-13.