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Susanne Althoff

Entrepreneurship Author/Asst. Professor at Emerson College

Higher Education

Education: Loyola University Maryland - Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Boston, MA, USA


My book LAUNCHING WHILE FEMALE: Smashing the System That Holds Women Entrepreneurs Back was published by Beacon Press on October 27, 2020. Based on interviews with 100 women founders, as well as nonbinary entrepreneurs, the book exposes the obstacles that can and must be removed to open up innovation and economic success for all. In addition to gender, the book examines the role of race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and other identities.

I am an assistant professor at Emerson College in Boston, where I teach publishing entrepreneurship and women's media, as well as mentor students pursuing their own start-ups. Before joining Emerson in 2015, I had a 22-year career as a magazine editor, and for six years I was the editor-in-chief of The Boston Globe Magazine.

My writing has appear in WIRED, The Boston Globe, and other outlets. I have a master's in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.


Advocating for women entrepreneurs, especially women of color, and teaching everyone how to be their allies.

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