From marriage to motherhood to menopause, each stage in a woman's life holds many memorable moments to treasure, yet also many challenges. How do we navigate the many components of our lives, juggling careers, family and intimate relationships without abandoning ourselves and our own personal growth? Iris Krasnow has spent her thirty-five year journalism career finding out the answers. Known for her witty, wise, entertaining and inspirational talks, Iris will share her insights on how we can thrive in every life stage and appreciate the beauty of growing both older and wiser. “Loved her! Very thought-provoking and inspiring. So refreshing to hear the wisdom and advice she had on how to really embrace and love every stage of life.”
Iris Krasnow | Journalism and Women's Studies Professor at American University and best-selling author of several books including "Sex After...Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes," ”The Secret Lives of Wives," and “Surrendering to Motherhood.” Iris is an expert in the field of relationships, personal growth and “female generational angst" and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, on Oprah and several times on CNN.
Iris Krasnow was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. A graduate of Stanford University, she became the fashion writer for the Dallas Times-Herald, and then moved to United Press International in Washington, D.C. to become the national feature writer. In her several years at UPI, Krasnow specialized in celebrity profiles, including Yoko Ono, Billy Graham, Ted Kennedy, Norman Mailer and Queen Noor of Jordan. Iris is a best selling author of several books including Surrendering to Motherhood, the New York Times bestseller Surrendering to Marriage, Surrendering to Yourself, I Am My Mother's Daughter, The Secret Lives of Wives and her most recent, Sex After...Women Share How Intimacy Changes As Life Changes. Her writing has been featured in many national publications, including Parade, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Time, O: The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, The New Yorker, and U.S. News & World Report. Iris has also been a guest on numerous national television and radio programs including Oprah, Good Morning America, Today, All Things Considered, and has been featured on CNN several times. Iris is a longtime professor and Academic Director of Washington Journalism Semester at American University in Washington, D.C. She is married to an architect and they are the parents of four sons.