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Christine Bronstein
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Christine Bronstein is the founder of A Band of Women, a social network and information website for women. She's also the editor of ABOW's first book, Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 51 Women Reveal the Power of Positive Female Connection, available now on

Christine was CEO of one of the few women run, venture backed health and fitness companies in the nation for eight years and was president of a child-welfare foundation for three years. She is a graduate of the Columbia/UC-Berkeley executive MBA program and is a member of the honor society Beta Gamma Sigma.

She's been published on, in The San Francisco Chronicle, and on Maria Shriver's website. Christine and A Band of Wives have been featured in Marin Magazine, 7x7 Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Christine is married to Center For Investigative Reporting Executive Chair Phil Bronstein and is mother to three children.

Entries by Christine Bronstein

Sporty Over 40: Sneakers to Wear With Fall Fashion at Any Age

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 3:02 PM

My 39nineteen co-blogger Melanie styled me in my favorite shoes-my sneakers-and gave me lots of ways to wear them before she left for fashion design school.

I miss my partner in fashion, but I hope you enjoy our last collaboration before she took off for Parsons and...

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Equal Writes for Women

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 2:21 PM

Reading the statistic that close to three-quarters of the bylines in leading print and digital publications belong to me never ceases to astonish and confound me. That's one of the reasons I was so excited to hear about Shebooks, a new company that curates and publishes...

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Belonging: The Real Culprit in the Confidence Gap

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 10:53 AM

A vital key is missing from all of the critical discussion about why the dearth of women in places of power persists. While issues of ambition and confidence surely play a part, if you want women (or any minority) to stay motivated in the face of adversity, the answer may...

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Wave of Hiker Deaths Echoes 1970s Crime Spree

(3) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 12:34 PM

Last week, Bay Area residents had a disturbing reminder of a crime spree that terrorized Marin County women in the 1970s. While the police seem to believe that there's no reason for present-day women to be concerned, several locals disagree.

"It's the second body found on Mt. Tam in...

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The Miracle of Putting Co-Sleeping to Bed Thanks to Gabrielle Bernstein's Miracles Now

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 4:37 PM

Mine is not a stereotypical woo-woo, co-sleeping Marin, CA family. We play paintball and have ATVs. We even eat some foods with GMOs. My children slept in their own cribs. Not always quietly and soundly, but always in their rooms.

That changed about four years ago. Freed from their...

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No Time for Yoga or Meditation? Don't Worry: 4 Easy Tips to Be in Your Life That You Can Do Anywhere

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 8:37 AM

It all started in yoga.

"You in the purple pants -- would you like to be in class today?" the lithe instructor chirped.

"Uh, I am in class," I said, as I stood sweating my eyelash extensions off in the middle of a Bikram class. Standing erect in what...

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Over-the-Knee and Over Forty? Hell Yes

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 9:59 AM

My work on a fashion site that focuses on showing fashion trends on two generations-a genX and millennial partnership- gives each of us access to fashion sites, news and trends that we might otherwise miss or write off as not being "appropriate" to our ages. Of course, it also...

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Work-Life Balance Is a Hoax

(20) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 2:59 PM

I think the myth -- and it is a myth -- that working mothers (or women in general) can have daily work-life balance was created as a ruse to make us feel worse about our already impossible schedules. Entreprenuers seem to agree with me on this point.

WebMD, though,...

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How to (and Not to) Make a Celebrity Style Photo-Face

(1) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 4:58 PM

A photographer friend of ours, Cavan Clark, gave us some tips on how to make a perfect pout.  Saying "prune" instead of "cheese" is a instant photo-face trick of models and celebrities. Think the Olsen twins' famous pouts.  Just silently blowing...

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The Ultimate Fall Wardrobe: Luxury Looks for Less

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 11:04 AM


So, I admit I have already collected a lot of these items and I love to mix and match them.  I can tell you from experience, they can take you from work to a cocktail party...

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The Democratization of Fashion Week

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2013 | 3:38 PM

Attention Fashion Week: the public is watching.  

What was once an exclusive event for the fashion elite, has become the Super Bowl for fashion lovers, full of live streaming, Tweeting and up to the minute commentary.  I, for one, watched in my pajamas, and not...

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Phillip Lim and Target a New Collaboration Idea: Making Your Own Knockoffs

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 5:01 PM


As Fashion Week kicks off in New York, Phillip Lim and Target are making their own show in celebration of their collaboration, with a massive instillation of the longest moving, interactive digital image. It opens tonight at 7 p.m....

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How to Wear That Piece That Goes With Nothing

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 12:19 PM

The last few seasons have been filled with funky hats, big jewelry and embellished jackets.  If you are anything like me, then you have at least one of these pieces hanging around unused.  

Pieces that looked amazing in the magazine/on the hanger/on that fashion blogger, but in reality, seem...

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The Real Problem With Miley Cyrus and Marissa Mayer: Twerking, Lounging and Mixed Messages

(29) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 2:00 PM

"Why are Feminists Judging Miley Cyrus?" is the title of a recent Rush Limbaugh show. Although I find Limbaugh horrendous, this question was also in my head as I wondered what message the media uproar over Miley's VMA appearance is sending. This, right after the controversy over Marissa...

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Pom Poms and Tassels Not Just for Cheerleaders and Strippers

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 5:51 PM

We love these tribal/tassel/pom pom pieces


From Mario Testino for Mate  at Net-a-Porter and from Akong 

We decided to go with the dress for less versions below ...



These options at H &...

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The New Closet Edit for Global Warming

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 1:21 PM

We think the best way to save money on clothes is to be able to see everything you have. So, spend a couple hours cleaning out your closet every month or two and you will feel less need to shop for items...

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How to Do Leather and Lace for Summer

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 12:32 PM

Leather and Lace SS13

The Verdict is in! Leather & Lace is here to stay

Leather & lace may not be the first things that come to mind when thinking about summer dresses, however, the myriad of high end designers who all sported heavy doses of L&L within their S/S...

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Is 3 Too Young for a Bandage Skirt?

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 4:54 PM

I love trends.  I love trends so much that my 19-year-old and I started a blog about how to wear the latest trends on two generations.  Recently we did a post on Herve Leger dresses and my 3 year-old was in the shoot in her favorite Juicy...

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Have a Punk Look at Any Age

(1) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 5:52 PM

My 19-year-old can do head to toe grunge/punk trends and look like she belongs in a magazine and not a mental institution, but this 39-year-old can't pull that off.  One thing I have learned from my 19-year-old is that a little bit of the grunge/punk trend can make even...

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Festival Style for Moms

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2013 | 2:55 PM

Instead of the high-end-boho-to-the-extreme trends that Coachella drew, the family festival requires clothes that can be barfed on, bottoms that won't show your ladyparts on the scrambler, a bag that can hold sippy cups and shoes that give you the ability to move quickly through crowds chasing runners. But us...

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