Nicole Sussner Rodgers is the Founder and Executive Director of Family Story, a communications, research and storytelling organization changing the narrative about "good" families by embracing the dignity and value of a wider range of family arrangements and models. Rodgers is also the Founder of, an online magazine launched in 2011 dedicated to storytelling and social critique from a new generation of Americans rethinking “traditional” family, breaking through stereotypes, and bucking expectations about gender roles, which reaches over 250,000 visitors each month. 

As a former Vice President at Fenton, the nation’s premier public interest communications firm, Rodgers ran Fenton’s branding and messaging practice for the D.C. office and was part of the Education and Women’s practice groups. Previously, she was a PhD candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, studying political communication. Rodgers received her undergraduate education at Northwestern University where she graduated cum laude with a degree in social policy and a concentration in gender studies. Nicole is a proud Bossed Up board member. She has guest lectured at the Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and been published at Salon, The American Prospect, Jezebel, Alternet, Huffington Post, and on the Washington Post opinion page.

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