Gabrielle Birkner

Gabrielle Birkner

senior editor, @70facesmedia; co-founder @modernloss; mom of 2; @northwesternu alum; writing book for @harpercollins; can't get into yoga.

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Motherhood in the “Lean In” Era —

Young Jewish women—many raised by Second Wave feminist mothers, and disproportionately represented at elite colleges—are particularly well positioned to lean in to demanding careers. But leaning in necessitates not only a "will to lead,” but also a structure that supports women’s ambitions. Access to quality, affordable childcare is key.


What They Expect When You're Expecting – Lilith

The popular culture that begot skin-tight pregnancy fashions, racy maternity lingerie, “hot mom” handbooks and magazine headlines such as “Maternity Fashion Faceoff: Kate Hudson vs. Jessica Alba,” has extended to the gestating set the pressure on women to look sexy at every stage of their lives.