Courtney E. Martin

Courtney E. Martin is an author, blogger, and speaker. She is editor emeritus at, founding director of the Solutions Journalism Network, and partner at Valenti Martin Media, a social media strategy firm.

Martin's work has recently appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and MORE Magazine, among other national publications. She has appeared on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and The O’Reilly Factor, and speaks widely on Millenials’ re-imagining success and social change.

Courtney E. Martin is the recipient of the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics and a residency from the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Centre. She is a strategist for the TED Prize and author of five books, including Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists and Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How the Quest for Perfection is Harming Young Women.

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