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Better Angels

The podcast for women who think changing the world is cool. Smart words and joyful inspiration from women redefining the good life.

Solving for Joy

“ A bend in the road is not the end
of the road… Unless you fail
to make the turn. ”

- Helen Keller

Meet Susan


Since I was a kid I knew three things about myself.

I loved stories, asking people questions, and swimming pools
(though how that happened when we didn’t have one is a bit of a mystery). I picked a career--journalism--where I could spend my days talking to people and writing things. I’ve covered everything from hairstyles to hedge funds, but focus on writing about women in business, female founders, financial health, and social impact for places like BusinessWeek, Fortune, Atlantic, and Forbes. I help startups and nonprofits tell their stories, too.



Work with Me

Whether you’re looking for an experienced journalist to report and write articles on a tight deadline or a content strategist to develop and tell your story, my laptop is always humming.


I've been a writer and editor for mainstream and niche media, from Forbes and Fortune to lifestyle blogs and alumni magazines. It always comes down to the same things: the right story, compellingly told.

Content Development

Whether you're launching your first side hustle or have a decades-old tech company, your story matters. So does how, when and where you tell it. I'll help you craft a strategy or create content for your site, blog, newsletter, ebook and more.

Media Strategy

Who better than a journalist to guide you through the crazy media world? I'll help you shape the stories that get attention, craft your pitches and press releases, and train you to nail the interview.



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