Suzanne Braun Levine is a writer, editor, lecturer and authority on women, families and changing gender roles. The first editor of Ms. magazine and the first woman editor of the prestigious Columbia Journalism Review, she reports on the ongoing changes in women's lives in her books, on television, radio, at lectures and on her web site: SuzanneBraunLevine.com
Her new ebook: Can Men Have It All?: What the 'Daddy Track' Means for Women (Shebooks.net/2014)) examines the changing role of fatherhood and the state of the work-life balance for modern couples, a subject she introduced in her pioneering book: Father Courage: What Happens When Men Put Family First.
"Suzanne Braun Levine's book is a smart, humane, nuanced look at the lives of men and women who are proving that men can do what women can do. It's the other half of the revolution." -- Gloria Steinem
"This wise and deeply serious book charts the next step forward. Levine's ear and eye for the telling phrase and detail make her a brilliant guide in a journey toward a world where men put family first, and we all benefit."
-- Carol Gilligan
Her first ebook YOU GOTTA HAVE GIRLFRIENDS - A Post-Fifty Posse Is Good For Your Health (Open Road Integrated Media/2013) is the fourth chapter in her on-going exploration of women in second adulthood, a new stage of life she celebrated in her popular books beginning with Inventing the Rest of Our Lives, 50 Is the New Fifty and How We Love Now. She was a presenter at TEDx Women "ReBirth" session in 2011 chaired by Jane Fonda.
She was honored on MAKERS.com for Women's History Month 2014.
Levine's features appear on Huff/Post50, AARP, Feminist.com, NextAvenue and she introduced the "Inventing the Rest of My Life" column on the More magazine web site. She contributes to Encore.org, The Transition Network.org, and VibrantNation.com and has appeared on Oprah, Charlie Rose, NPR and numerous other media outlets.
While at Ms. she developed and produced the Peabody Award-winning HBO Special: She's Nobody's Baby: American Women in the 20th Century, narrated by Marlo Thomas and Alan Alda, and edited the book based on the documentary. She conceived and co-edited A Decade of Women: A Ms. History of the Seventies in Words and Pictures.
Suzanne was the guest Editor-in-Chief of the 30th Anniversary issue of Ms. magazine in 2002 and was honored as a "Ms. Woman of the Year" in 2004. Her papers from her years at Ms. are now in the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's Archives at Smith College. In 2007, she co-authored (with author and editor, Mary Thom) a widely acclaimed oral history of New York Congresswoman BELLA ABZUG.
She is on the Board of Encore.org - second acts for the greater good , the non-profit think tank on boomers, work and social purpose that has launched the Encore Careers Movement, the Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication, Inc., and the Advisory Board for the Women's Media Center and The Transition Network.
Suzanne began her magazine journalism career as an editor and reporter for Seattle, Mademoiselle, McCall's and Sexual Behavior magazines after graduating with honors from Harvard University. She has received numerous honors and taught journalism at several universities.
She lives in New York with her husband Robert F. Levine. They have two adult children.