Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Encore.org / Author and journalist
Author, “The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life.”
A leading authority on the new face of work, Marci is Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Encore.org, a nonprofit organization building a movement around “second acts for the greater good.” A former blogger and columnist for The New York Times, Marci’s latest book is “The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life.” She is regularly called upon for commentary in media outlets around the world, and she has been interviewed by countless news organizations, including NBC’s Today and Nightly News, National Public Radio, AARP, the International Herald Tribune and USA Today. Marci serves on the board of directors of Girls Write Now, the Advisory Council of Echoing Green’s Work on Purpose Program, and as a mentor-editor for The OpEd Project. Earlier in her career, Marci spent a decade as a corporate lawyer.
BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background
Marci has a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University.
ACHIEVEMENT/ What is the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum all about ?
Encore.org, a national nonprofit organization shaping a new narrative about aging by building a movement around “second acts for the greater good.”
LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities ?
The United States
IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company ?
Encore.org is spearheading efforts to engage millions of people in later life as a vital source of talent to benefit society. Our ultimate goal is to create a better future for young people and future generations.
QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you
Marci popularized the term “slasher” (e.g. accountant/activist) to refer to individuals who can’t answer “What do you do”” with a single word or phrase.