Sharon Lerner

Sharon Lerner, co-founder of PowderKeg, is a journalist and author who has covered a wide range of issues of concern to women for more than a decade.

Lerner’s 2010 book, The War on Moms: On Life in a Family-Unfriendly Nation, puts a human face on American family policy. The LA Times called the book “a page-turner for working moms,” and NPR called it “A stinging account of how public policy and private businesses have failed to adapt to working mothers.”

Lerner has worked as a writer, reporter and public radio producer. A former Village Voice columnist, her written work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The American Prospect, The Nation,, DoubleX/, and Ms. among other publications. She has also taught journalism and created a five-part radio documentary about young adults who grew up with HIV.

Lerner is the recipient of numerous journalism awards, including the Front Page Award for News Coverage, and the Jane Cunningham Croly/GFWC Print Journalism Award for excellence in covering issues of concern to women.