Samantha Parent Walravens
Samantha Walravens is an award-winning journalist, work-life expert and author/editor of the best-selling anthology, “TORN: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood,” praised by the New York Times as a book “filled with the voices of women trying to solve an impossible equation, all doing the best they can” and hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “a welcome addition to the body of work of books about the work/life balance.” Samantha writes for Forbes, the Huffington Post, Disney Online and Modern Mom, and gives workshops and talks nationwide at organizations from Google to Goldman Sachs on the topic of women, career and work-life success. She has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America and NPR. Samantha began her career as a technology reporter for PC World magazine and worked in product marketing for Tumbleweed Software, a Silicon Valley tech startup. She is a member of Pipeline Angels, an angel network that invests in early-stage, women-led startups, and serves on the Alumni Schools Committee for her alma mater, Princeton University. Samantha resides in Marin County, California with her husband and four children.