Michele Weldon

Author 6 books; journalist; NU emerita faculty; The OpEd Project leader; editorial director Take The Lead, mother of 3 sons.

http://www.micheleweldon.com

MICHELE WELDON is an author, journalist, senior leader with The OpEd Project, directing the Public Voices Fellowship initiative at Northwestern University since 2012. She has led OpEd Project initiatives at Stanford, Princeton, Brown, DePaul and Loyola universities, Ms. Foundation, Rush University Medical Center, Center for Global Policy Solutions, Boone Family Foundation, Youth Narrating Our World through The McCormick Foundation,  Urgent Fund Africa  and more. She is an award-winning journalist and author with nearly four decades of experience on staff and contributing positions at North Shore Magazine, ADWEEK, Fairchild Publications, Dallas Times Herald and Chicago Tribune. She is emerita faculty in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School where she taught for 18 years. She was co-director of TEDxNorthwesternU 2014. She is the author of six nonfiction books including her latest, Act Like You're Having A Good Time (2020), Escape Points: A Memoir (2015) and chapters in seven other books; has delivered more than 200 keynotes and appeared on scores of TV and radio outlets globally. A frequent contributor on issues of gender, media and popular culture, her work appears in hundreds of sites including New York Times, CNN, Washington Post, TIME, Christian Science Monitor, Guardian, Slate, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Los Angeles Times and more. She is editorial director of Take The Lead, a global women's leadership initiative. She serves on the advisory boards of Life Matters Media, Global Girl Media Chicago, Sarah's Inn, Between Friends and Beat The Streets. She is a former member of the board of directors of Journalism & Women Symposium.

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You’re Too Old! Facing Ageism With Power, Purpose and Grace

by Michele Weldon
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Pandemic Parenting: 10 Best Steps For Mothers, Leaders During COVID

by Michele Weldon
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How To Fight Hate: CEO, Founder On The Positive Way Forward Now

by Michele Weldon
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All They Can Save Is Everything

by Michele Weldon
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Making Art Calms Me: Why I Paint and Sketch Now

by Michele Weldon
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1 Hour To Inspire 1 Billion Girls: CEO Rupa Dash on World Woman Hour

by Michele Weldon
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I Miss The Shoes:

by Michele Weldon
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Can You Write To Save Your Life? It’s Worth a Try

by Michele Weldon
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Fertility Help, Better Balance: Natalist Founder Sets Goals

by Michele Weldon
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“Popularity is Overrated:” What Bernadette Teaches us About Likability

by Michele Weldon
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No More Mom Shaming

by Michele Weldon
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Why Are We Surprised by News of Domestic Violence?

by Michele Weldon

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