Who We Are
Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief. Nicole Sussner Rodgers is a former Vice President at Fenton, the nation’s premier public interest communications firm, where she ran Fenton’s branding and messaging practice for the DC office and was part of the Education and Women’s practice groups. Previously, Rodgers was a PhD candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, studying political communication. Rodgers began her career in New York City working in education, first as the Youth Director for Do Something, and next as the Alumni Director for the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Rodgers received her undergraduate education at Northwestern University where she graduated cum laude with a degree in Social Policy and a concentration in gender studies. She has guest lectured at the Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and written about gender, culture, and politics for the Huffington Post, The American Prospect, Alternet, Good Men Project, and Hypervocal. She is also a regular contributor on the Deb Colitti Radio Show. Rodgers is interested in the intersection of media, culture, and politics. Check out all her articles for Role/Reboot here.
Managing Editor. Meredith Landry is a Louisiana native who left New Orleans for Chicago in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. But after five years in the Windy City—and one too many frigid winters—she moved to Los Angeles in the fall of 2010. Meredith graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in 2003 with a degree in Journalism. Since then, she’s served as an art and culture magazine co-founder, a small business reporter, features editor, book co-author, radio show host, freelance writer, copyeditor, and content strategist. Her work has appeared in numerous print publications and online outlets, including HuffingtonPost.com, Crain's Chicago Business, New Orleans magazine, Chicago magazine, Wealth, Chicago Social, and New Orleans City Business. She is also a yoga instructor. If you'd like to submit a pitch or a completed article, please email her at email@example.com.
Co-Founder, Advisor. Fran Sussner Rodgers was the founder and CEO of Work/Family Directions, which pioneered a new generation of work place benefits and practices to address the revolution in women’s employment. Over three million employees had access to its LifeWorks program assisting with work and family needs. She has been a voice for women’s advancement and work and family needs for over 40 years. Fran has given hundreds of speeches and written widely on women's issues. She has been published in the Harvard Business Review and addressed the Cabinet, Boards of Fortune 500 companies, major conferences, and the President and Vice President. She has been recognized widely for her accomplishments. She was named the National Entrepreneur of the Year for Social Responsibility (INC Magazine and Ernst and Young), and received the Alumna of the Year award from Barnard College, Woman of Achievement awards from International Women's Forum, Big Sisters and others. She was VP of the International Womens Forum and was a long term Board member of Barnard College, Brigham and Women's Hospital, NARAL Foundation and the Women's Union among others.