Lydia Fenet, Auctioneer & Author

“Power always comes from within.”

Lydia Fenet

Lydia Fenet, Global Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships & Lead Benefit Auctioneer at Christie’s Auction House, shared the story behind her title with us on Sunday, March 6, 2022.

Lydia has led auctions for more than six hundred organizations and raised over half a billion dollars for nonprofits globally. Lydia is a keynote speaker represented by CAA and travels internationally speaking to groups about unlocking their sales potential and empowering their teams in the workplace. She was named one of New York’s most influential women by Gotham magazine and has been featured in the New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalForbes and Crain’s, and has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s BazaarVanity Fair and Town & Country. Her widely acclaimed book, ‘The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You’ was published by Simon & Schuster and was optioned for TV/Film by New Form Entertainment in February 2020. Lydia is currently writing The Most Powerful Girl in the Room is You.


Lydia grew up in Lake Charles Louisiana, one of four in a household that encouraged art and history.  As a boarding school attendee, Lydia learned from an early age to be independent and confident.  She took this confidence and love of art to land in the top spot at Christie’s Auction House and now is on a mission to help other women find their own inner power and confidence.

Listen to our interview with Lydia below!

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