KJ Dell’AntoniasqKJ Dell’Antonia: Raising the Profile of Family and Work /Life Issues
Columnist and Contributing Editor, the New York Times Well Family, The New York Times
Twitter: @KJDellAntonia
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/k-j-dell-antonia-ab58602a
Website: kjdellantonia.com


Bio: Columnist and Contributing Editor Well Family, NY Times, previously Editor and Lead Writer, The Motherlode Blog, NY Times, former New York City Prosecutor, professional journalist—NYT, Slate XXFactor, Common Sense Media

Innovating in Field of Work:

  • She was part of the team that rebranded and broadened the reach of the Well Family, formerly Motherlode, online report
  • Expanded to give equal attention to fathers as mothers, extending inclusivity to non-traditional and once unconventional families

Impact:

  • Raising awareness through ‘sharing the stories of families impacted by poverty, unemployment and the challenges of a life lived on the margins
  • Features stories of fostering parents, children with special needs and their families, L.G.B.T. families, step-parenting and adoption; evolving to be increasingly inclusive and helpful as families themselves are evolving

Role Model:

  • Lead by example, questioned the label ‘Motherlode’ as a parenting column that excluded half of all parents
  • Combines a high-powered career as a writer for the New York Times with a personal value-driven life in rural New Hampshire
  • Her writing features work/life issues with an innovative flavor, inspiring and informative for women and also men

Reinvention / Risk / Momentum:

  • KJ is an accomplished journalist who has maintained her accessibility and authenticity as a person, as she has become increasingly senior and influential in her profession. Her ability to bring the public into her family life but still draw a line that respects the privacy of her four children, is rare.
  • Career transitioner and the parent of adopted as well as biological children
  • Lawyer and former New York City prosecutor who has firsthand experience with the social ills and economic challenges facing families

“Whether it’s on a personal level with knitting and farm work, or on a professional level, stewarding the Motherlode transition and then rebranding it years later, KJ is disrupting constantly and with such grace.”