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Leslie Morgan Steiner Featured New York Times Best-Selling Author; Columnist for The Washington Post; Former Corporate Executive; Domestic Violence Survivor

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  • Crazy Love: Misconceptions About Abuse
  • Virtual - Domestic Violence in the Time of Coronavirus
  • The Naked Truth for Couples
  • The Female Phoenix: Embracing the joys of being female over 40
  • Mommy Wars
  • Love the Skin You are In - Goodbye to Starving for Perfection
  • The Baby Chase

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  • 2019 The Naked Truth: A Memoir
  • 2013 The Baby Chase
  • 2009 Crazy Love
  • 2006 Mommy Wars

New York Times best-selling author, TedTalk veteran, columnist for The Washington Post, women’s empowerment expert, corporate executive – and gender violence survivor.

Leslie Morgan Steiner speaks candidly from personal and professional experience about surviving gender violence -- interpersonal abuse, trafficking, and sexual assault. Each keynote is crafted to specific audience needs and client goals. Her credentials include over a decade of keynote speaking, and leadership roles at the Conference on Crimes Against Women, The One Love Foundation, and DC Volunteer Lawyers Project.

Steiner is a regular speaker at international women’s conferences. Her TEDTalks have been viewed by over eight million people. She is a frequent media guest on The Today Show, National Public Radio, Anderson Cooper 360, The Tamron Hall Show, ABC, NBC, CBS, and cable news networks. She has appeared in Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Elle, Parents, Self, Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Los Angeles Times, and

Steiner is the author of four nonfiction books: the New York Times bestselling memoir Crazy Love; the critically acclaimed anthology Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families; The Baby Chase: How Surrogacy is Transforming the American Family; and her latest memoir, The Naked Truth, which explores female sexuality, self-esteem and dating after 50.

Steiner holds a BA in English from Harvard College. Her first job was writing and editing for Seventeen Magazine. After graduating from Wharton business school in 1992 with an MBA in Marketing, she launched Splenda Brand Sweetener internationally for Johnson & Johnson. She returned to her hometown of Washington, DC in 2001 to become General Manager of the 1.1 million-circulation Washington Post Magazine, a position she held for five years. She currently writes a column for AARP. From 2006-2008 she wrote over 500 columns for the Washington Post’s popular on-line work/family column, “On Balance.” She has been profiled by People Magazine, the New York Times, Glamour, Psychology Today, Redbook, The Washington Post, and other publications.

She serves as an emeritus board member for the One Love Foundation, in honor of slain University of Virginia senior Yeardley Love, and the National Advisory Council for the Conference on Crimes Against Women.

Leslie Morgan Steiner lives in Washington, DC; New York; and New Hampshire.

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