LESLIE MORGAN STEINER
“I can’t begin to thank you enough for coming to Dallas for the CONFERENCE ON CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN. Your keynote was absolutely AMAZING! Sharing your story/your life – you absolutely set the tone for the entire conference. You are exactly WHY we do what we do!"
--Jan Langbein Genesis Women's Shelter & Support
Leslie Morgan Steiner is the author of four nonfiction books: the New York Times bestselling memoir Crazy Love; the critically acclaimed anthology Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families; The Baby Chase: How Surrogacy is Transforming the American Family; and her latest memoir, The Naked Truth, which explores female sexuality, self-esteem and dating after 50.
From 2006-2008 she wrote over 500 columns for the Washington Post’s popular on-line work/family column, “On Balance.” She currently writes the Two Cents on Modern Motherhood column for ModernMom.com and MommyTracked.com. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, Psychology Today, Redbook, The Washington Post, the New York Times and other publications.
Leslie is an experienced keynote speaker with 25 years of media training and public speaking background. Her curated topics include domestic violence, inspirational leadership, overcoming adversity, work/life balance, and what it means to be a woman today.
Steiner holds a BA in English from Harvard College. Her first job was writing and editing for Seventeen Magazine. After graduating from Wharton in 1992 with an MBA in Marketing, she launched Splenda Brand Sweetener internationally for Johnson & Johnson. She returned to her hometown of Washington, DC in 2001 to become General Manager of the 1.1 million-circulation Washington Post Magazine, a position she held for five years.
Steiner is a regular guest on The Today Show, National Public Radio, ABC, NBC, CBS, and cable news networks. She has appeared in Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Elle, Parents, Self, Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Los Angeles Times, and CNN.com. She is a frequent speaker and consultant on the subjects of marketing to moms and ending family violence. Her 2012 TEDTalk about domestic violence has been viewed by over five million people, and in 2014 she completed her second TEDTalk exploring the ethics of global surrogacy.
She serves as a board member for the One Love Foundation, in honor of slain University of Virginia senior Yeardley Love.
Leslie Morgan Steiner lives in Washington, DC, New York, and New Hampshire.
“Leslie is an amazing speaker. Her personal, honest story and insights captured the interest of the audience, helping the audience better understand the nature of intimate partner violence, how it unfolds, and what people can do to challenge the structures that promote it while empowering themselves and others to be safe."
--Kathy Rose-Mockry University of Kansas
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