Rights offering detail :
Becoming Maeve: Coming Out in Corporate America
Jan. 14, 2023
Author:
Maeve DuVally
Category:
Digital: Non-fiction: Memoir
Description:
Business/Memoir. When Maeve DuVally came out as a transgender woman while working as a corporate communications manager at one of the most renowned financial institutions in America, she knew she couldn’t do it quietly. She was after all the face of Goldman Sachs. DuVally intimately documents her struggle to be herself in this environment, initially keeping her identity a secret with wardrobe changes in the lobby bathroom after work. Eventually she declares herself and, to her surprise, Goldman Sachs embraces the effort. We cheer DuVally when she finally comes out and takes those first steps on heels through the corridors of this institution on the way to her first meeting with her team as a woman.
A New York Times story chronicling her coming out helped DuVally realize she could become a role model for other transgender people in corporations and branded Goldman Sachs as a model for corporations assisting their transitioning employees. Before she found her courage, DuVally’s life was mired in depression and unconscious struggle. Raised in an Irish Catholic family with a sadistic pathologist father, her upbringing dropped her—already damaged and feeling separate—into an adulthood plagued by alcoholism. After a decade in Japan, she returned to the US and prospered as a journalist and bank communications specialist. Yet throughout, her personal life was in shambles, leaving two marriages and three children in her wake. At Goldman Sachs in New York, she ascended to a top communications position before her drinking began to encroach upon her work. Finally, DuVally hit bottom, becoming sober after a lifetime in and out of AA and rehab. Clear at last, she began to understand the source of her lifelong struggle and took the bold step to become the woman she is now, integrating once and for all every one of her selves.
Rights available:
Translation, Audio, Film/TV.
Other Information:
Release Date October 2023. Manuscript Available.

Maeve DuVally is an LGBTQ+ advocate; communications and diversity and inclusion consultant; and an aspiring writer. She worked as a corporate spokesperson for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch for twenty years and was a financial journalist before that. She is a frequent public speaker on workplace diversity, serves as director on multiple non-profit boards and mentors transgender people in corporate America.
Contact:
Anna Termine
Sibylline Press
anna@sibyllinepress.com
phone: 8602279777
www.sibyllinepress.com
Offering #:
20341
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