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 nationwide at companies (Google, Facebook, Visa, Goldman Sachs, Ellie Mae, Deloitte and more), universities (UC Berkeley, Princeton) and organizations (Society of Women Engineers, Watermark Conference, LeanIn, Women of the Channel) on topics including women’s leadership, diversity and innovation in tech, and work-life balance. 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 her alma mater, Princeton University. She lives in Marin County, California with her husband and four children .