Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist, Author, Speaker & Commentator
Ellen Goodman has spent most of her life chronicling social change and its impact on American life. As a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist she was one of the first women to open up the op-ed pages to women’s voices and became, according to Media Watch, the most widely syndicated progressive columnist in the country. She continues that from her observation post now as a writer, speaker and commentator. Read More >
Our generation traded depression for stress – not such a bad bargain. We kicked the doors open, but the glass ceiling is still in place; working mothers are overwhelmed and stay-at-home moms are unsure of what’s next, while young women want to have children somewhere between the graduate degree and menopause. What’s next for the next wave? Anybody want a life?
Welcome to the era of food-fight journalism and ballistic blogging. What’s happening to the media? Goodman takes us from a time when the press shielded the private lives of an FDR and JFK to the time when private life has become public with a vengeance. What do we make of cable TV knockouts and scandals of the day? Is the media part of the polarizing of America? In this keynote speech, Goodman argues for a truly “new” media.
The generation of social change agents is now embarked on something new: the Longevity Revolution. One of the most remarkable and least heralded changes is in our lifespan. Are the new seniors going to be the generation that rewrites the script on older age, or that hunkers down against change? Goodman answers the question, “Where do we go when we ‘let ourselves go?’”
Ellen Goodman and Patricia O’Brien, authors of The New York Times Bestseller I Know Just What You Mean: The Power of Friendship in Women’s Lives, treat audiences to a lively discussion of the importance of this central relationship in women’s lives. Work, love, and friendship are the three legs we stand on in life. How do we sustain each other? How do we sustain friendship in a busy life? As a duet, Goodman and O’Brien show as well as describe this connection.
Goodman speaks to groups with wit and wisdom about the sexual revolution and counterrevolution, sex education and miseducation, and where the pro-choice community is now.
"She was delightful. Very insightful and just plain nice to be around. The luncheon was a huge success. Many thanks for all your help."