Marci is a leading authority on the changing face of work and a Vice President at Encore.org, a nonprofit making it easier for millions of people to pursue second acts for the greater good.
Her new book, The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life, was published by Workman Publishing in January 2013. To learn more, click here.
She is the author of One Person/Multiple Careers: The Original Guide to the Slash “/” Career (originally published in 2007 and re-released in 2012), which popularized the term “slasher” to refer to those individuals who can’t answer “What do you do?” with a single word or phrase. She also created the “Shifting Careers” column and blog for The New York Times and the “Working the New Economy” blog for Yahoo. Her articles have appeared in scores of national publications, including Time Out New York, Travel and Leisure, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The International Herald Tribune and More magazine.
Marci makes frequent appearances in the media, offering advice and commentary about slashing, encore careers and other workplace trends. She has been featured in such outlets as the Today show, NBC Nightly News and National Public Radio, as well as countless print and web publications.
Marci is on the board of Girls Write Now, the advisory council of Echoing Green’s Work on Purpose program, and the advisory board of The OpEd Project. (Please click on those links to learn more about these fabulous organizations.) She holds an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University.
A bit of the personal: Marci grew up on the Jersey Shore, living above her family’s motel, and has lived in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Hong Kong. She always finds her way back to New York City, where she has spent more than 15 years. In her free time, she reads, travels, walks (excessively) and plays low-stakes poker. She lives in Greenwich Village with her husband, an entrepreneur/designer, and their French bulldog, Sinatra.
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