Rachel Sklar is a writer and social entrepreneur based in New York. She is the co-founder of Change The Ratio, which increases visibility and opportunity for women in tech & new media, and TheLi.st, a network for professional women driven by that same mission.
A former lawyer who writes about media, politics, culture & technology, she was a founding editor at Mediaite and the Huffington Post. She has contributed to numerous publications including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Financial Times, Newsweek/Daily Beast, Mother Jones, Politico, Mashable, Glamour and numerous publications in her Canadian homeland (thanks, National Post, for paving the way!). She speaks widely at conferences, events and on TV, and was the co-host of “The Salon” on The Jewish Channel from 2009-2015.
Rachel is an advisor to several startups, including Vox Media, The Daily Muse, Hopscotch, Bustle, The Riveter & TeachAIDS.org.
Rachel was named to the Silicon Alley 100 in 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2013, FastCompany’s “League of Extraordinary Women,” Forbes’ “Women Changing The World,” JWA’s “Making Trouble, Making History” award, Marie Claire’s “New Guard” and has earned numerous honors and awards for her writing and her activism. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @rachelsklar. But please don’t send her a message through here. It is unlikely that she will get it.
Specialties: Media, New Media & Tech, Politics, Social Good, Comedy, Jews, Promoting and Advancing Women, Single Motherhood, Showtunes.