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Lisa Bennett is the author of the forthcoming Becoming the People We Need Now; the editor of Women Amplifiedand co-author with bestselling emotional and social intelligence expert Daniel Goleman of Ecoliterate.

She is a contributor to books including The Compassionate Instinct, Smart by Nature, and The Creation of the Future; and author or ghostwriter of hundreds of articles, essays, and op-eds that have appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, Vox, The Daily Beast, and elsewhere.

As a collaborator and communications strategist, she has worked with and written about Ivy League presidents, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Clients have also included communications and public affairs firms, NGOs, government agencies, spiritual organizations, publishing companies, health media platforms, and exceptional individuals driving positive change. She also coaches people in writing nonfiction books. 

A former Harvard University fellow and Ashoka Changemakers thought leader, she holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and a Bachelor’s in Literature and Writing from Columbia University. Writing awards include a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts FellowshipMarion Weber Fellowship; and Diversity in Journalism Award.