Rachel Sklar is a writer and social entrepreneur based in New York. She is the co-founder of Change The Ratio, a movement to increase and improve diversity, and TheLi.st, a network and visibility platform for professional women. A former lawyer, she was a founding editor at Mediaite and the Huffington Post. She has written widely for publications including New York Times, Daily Beast, Politico, Elle and Marie Claire and is the author of A Stroke of Luck: Life, Crisis and Rebirth of a Stroke Survivor (1998) and co-editor of TheLi.st's The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women (2014). Rachel speaks widely at conferences, events and on television. Rachel is an advisor to Vox Media, The Daily Muse, Lover.ly, Bustle, DonorsChoose, Lumoid, TeachAIDS.org and She’s The First. She's been named to the Silicon Alley 100, Fast Company's "League of Extraordinary Women," Marie Claire's "New Guard" and has earned numerous honors for her writing and her activism. In 2013 she was profiled by the New York Times, in 2014 she contributed to President Obama’s White House Correspondents Dinner speech, in 2015 she had a baby girl, and in 2016 she's hoping for world peace. Aim high.
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