Samantha Walravens is an award-winning journalist and author of two books, the New York Times-acclaimed TORN: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood (2011), and Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech (2017). She writes about women, career and work-life issues for publications including Forbes, the Huffington Post, Disney Interactive, Elle and Modern Mom
Sam speaks to audiences nationwide on topics including women & work, work-life balance, and diversity & inclusion. She’s given talks, workshops and keynotes at companies including Facebook, Google, Visa and Goldman Sachs; universities including Princeton and UC Berkeley, and nonprofits including the Watermark Conference, Women of the Channel, and the Society of Women Engineers. She’s been a guest on radio and TV shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance and NPR.
Samantha is a member of Pipeline Angels, an angel network that invests in female-led companies, and serves on the Alumni Schools Committee for Princeton University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in English and a minor in French. She has a Masters in English Literature and Women’s Studies from the University of Virginia, where she taught undergraduate English Composition and 19th C. Literature. She lives in Marin County, California with her husband and four children.