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The Rubin Research

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Julianna Margulies + Kasia Urbaniak

What makes a “good” woman?

Wednesday, 9.25.19
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sold Out

Kasia Urbaniak is on a mission to break the yoke of “good girl” conditioning and redefine what it means to be a good woman. She is the founder of The Academy, a school that teaches women the art of power and influence. Her studies of power over 20 years have taken her from the dungeons of New York City, where she worked as a dominatrix, to monasteries in China, where she trained as a Daoist. She and actress Julianna Margulies will discuss the shifting power dynamics among women today, and how roles have evolved beyond just being “The Good Wife.”


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About the Speakers


As an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild award winner, Julianna Margulies has achieved success in television, theatre, and film. More recently, Margulies starred in and produced the seven season CBS hit show, The Good Wife. The work won her two Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Critics Choice Award. Among her many credits in a prolific film and television career, Margulies also starred as one of the original members of the groundbreaking show ER, for which she received both an Emmy Award and four SAG Awards.

On stage, Margulies made her Broadway debut in 2006 starring in Festen directed by Rufus Norris. She has personally been involved in Project ALS since its inception and Erin’s Law. She is a long-standing board member of the New York City-based theater company MCC, a company dedicated to giving the American playwright a voice and a platform.


Kasia Urbaniak is the founder and CEO of The Academy, a school that teaches women the foundations of power and influence.

Kasia’s perspective on power is unique. Over the course of nearly 20 years, she has worked as a professional dominatrix, practiced Taoist alchemy in one of the oldest female-led monasteries in China, and obtained dozens of certifications in different disciplines, including Medical Qi Gong and Systemic Constellations.

Since founding The Academy in 2013, Kasia has taught hundreds of women practical tools to step into leadership positions in their relationships, families, workplaces, and wider communities. She has spoken at corporations and conferences worldwide.

Read a profile of Kasia, “Dao of the Dominatrix,” in the Rubin’s Spiral magazine.



Image Credit
Photograph by Nicholas Calcott for Spiral magazine

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