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Brigid Schulte

2017 Speaker

BRIGID SCHULTE is the author of the New York Times best-selling book on time pressure, Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when No One has the Time. She has spoken all over the world about time, productivity, and the causes and consequences of our unsustainable, always-on culture. She also speaks on how to make time for Work, Love and Play – The Good Life – by rethinking how we work so that it’s effective, sustainable and fair. Schulte encourages re-imagining gender roles for a fairer division of labor and opportunity at work and home. She was an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post and The Washington Post Magazine, and part of the team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. She now serves as the founding director of The Good Life Initiative at the nonpartisan think tank, New America, and is director of The Better Life Lab. She has been quoted in numerous media outlets and has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs including NBC Nightly NewsGood Morning AmericaBBC World News, and NPR’s Fresh AirMorning Edition and On Point. In addition to the Post, her work has appeared in, among other places, the Atlanticthe Boston GlobeThe GuardianSlateTime, CNN, The Toronto Globe & Mail and Quartz. @brigidschulte @betterlifelab