• Joan Blades

    Co-Founder of LivingRoomConversations.org & MoveOn.org

    Joan Blades is a co-founder of LivingRoomconversations.org, an open source effort to rebuild respectful civil discourse across ideological, cultural, and party lines while embracing our core-shared values. She is also a co-founder of MomsRising.org – over a million moms and people who love them working together to make our country more family friendly, and MoveOn.org – millions of members working for Progressive change.

    Blades is a Great Work Cultures champion and co-author of The Custom-Fit Workplace: Choose When Where and How to Work and Boost Your Bottom Line, winner of a Nautilus book award in 2011 (http://customfitworkplace.org/) and The Motherhood Manifesto, which won the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize in 2007. A mediator (attorney) by training and inclination, she is an entrepreneur (a co-founder of Berkeley Systems – best known for the flying toaster and game You Don’t Know Jack), nature lover, artist, and true believer in the power of citizens and our need to rebuild respectful civil discourse while embracing our core shared values.


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