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Francesca Donner

Executive Editor at Quartz

United States

Focus Areas

Mentoring & Leadership

Francesca Donner is an executive editor at Quartz where she is focused on the future of work, women and gender. She is particularly interested in issues of unpaid labor, pay equity, inclusion, and what makes some leaders great, and others awful.

Before she joined Quartz, Francesca was the editor of In Her Words, a three times weekly column at The New York Times which examined topics including politics, economics, business and culture — all through a gender lens. She was also gender director at The Times.

Prior to The Times, Francesca was a deputy editor at The Wall Street Journal, where she covered the business of management and worked on digital newsroom strategy.

Francesca grew up in the UK, and is a graduate of Brown and Stanford universities in the U.S. She currently lives in Connecticut.