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Liz Funk

Liz Funk

Writer and speaker on careers and wellness


New York, NY

I'm a writer and speaker who focuses on entrepreneurship, startups, careers, and how Millennials can figure out what they're passionate about.







Self Employed

Freelance writer

I write regularly about entrepreneurship, careers, women in business, and women's issues. I write frequently for Creator, the online magazine about entrepreneurship published by WeWork. I've written many articles for Levo; in doing so, I have had the opportunity to interview (and learn from!) many inspiring women who are passionate about their careers.

You can read the full archive of stories I've written for Levo here:

I have also written for USA Today, Newsday, the Washington Post, New York magazine, the Christian Science Monitor,,, and the Huffington Post.


Self Employed

Speaker and Workshop Facilitator

Today's college women are very ambitious, and they try to fit as much into their days as they can. Their iCal's often look like rainbows. They have a hard time slowing down--it's uncomfortable!

We take action when our phones get to 2%, but sometimes we let ourselves get to 2%. I teach college women to charge their own batteries so they can pursue their goals in a sustainable way.

I have spoken at nearly 100 colleges, including Cornell University, the University of Virginia, Indiana University, the University of Colorado, the University of Connecticut, Penn State University, and Northeastern University. I have keynoted women's leadership programs at the University of Missouri, the Stevens Institute of Technology, and the YWCA of Omaha.

Marketing strategy Content marketing Networking Marketing Public speaking Editing Writing

Entrepreneurship, business development, writing, editing, publishing, online media, print magazines, business travel, marketing, digital media, women's issues, wellness, yoga, mental health, interior design, architecture

I've built my career at the intersection of writing, editing, content marketing, digital media, startups, and spreading ideas that empower young professionals and young women. I have a self-propelled career trajectory that I'm very proud of.

Simon and Schuster


When I was a senior in college, I published a book called "Supergirls Speak Out: Inside the Secret Crisis of Overachieving Girls" (Simon & Schuster, 2009).

I was inspired to look at the lives of young women in high school and college who want to excel at everything they attempt and project an outward appearance of "effortless perfection." I concluded that while it's awesome that today's young women are so driven, often young women feel like they need to be constantly improving themselves or working on something.

I appeared on the TODAY Show in February 2009 (alongside the chair of UC Berkeley's psychology department). The book was featured in ELLE magazine, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and Newsday.

It was all thrilling.


Pace University

BA, English literature

I majored in English, but I took a lot of French literature classes as part of my major. I was pretty fluent in college (and I try to maintain it!).

The added perk of attending Pace was getting to network and kick off my writing career early. Being in New York City meant being able to reach out to mentors, attend networking events, and see some amazing writers speak.