Ellen McGirt is an award winning feature writer who also covers race, culture and leadership in a daily column for Fortune called RaceAhead. Her reporting has taken her inside the C-suites of Facebook, Nike, Twitter, Intel, Xerox and Cisco; on the campaign trail with Barack Obama; and across Africa with Bono to study breakthrough philanthropy.
In the past, she’s written for Time, Money and Fast Company, where she wrote or contributed to more than 20 cover stories and created the digital series The 30 Second MBA. Back when the web was young, she was the founder of a financial website for women called "Cassandra’s Revenge" and established similar sites for AOL and Oxygen Media. Ellen was the lead editor for Your First Leadership Job, a book published by Wiley in 2015. She attended Brown University and is on the board of L’Ecole de Choix, an elementary school in Mirebalais, Haiti.