Katrina Alcorn is an author, consultant, and expert on why women burn out at work. Her first book, MAXED OUT: American Moms on the Brink, (Seal Press, Sept. 2013) is a brave memoir about her own experience burning out as a working mom. Her writing has appeared many places including The New York Times (Motherlode),, and The Huffington Post. Through her blog, Working Moms Break, she has heard from thousands of women around the world about their struggles to work and raise their families.

Katrina is a frequent commentator on topics related to working motherhood, and has been featured in dozens of media outlets including The New York Times (Motherlode), MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” The Washington Post, The Globe & Mail,, C-SPAN BookTV, and The Sunday Times (London).

Katrina has spent 13+ years in the fast-paced world of high-tech and Internet design, leading strategic consulting engagements with Fortune 500 companies, startups, and large non-profits in a variety of industries. She is an engaging public speaker who has spoken at more than a dozen conferences internationally, including The Commonwealth Club and the Web 2.0 Expo. Her personal story of "maxing out" as a full-time working mom provides the backdrop to talks about women and the workplace.

Katrina holds a master's degree in journalism and documentary filmmaking from UC Berkeley. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and three children.

Find her at her blog ( and Twitter (@kalcorn).

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