Assistant Professor and Publishing
Emerson College is internationally recognized as the nation's premier institution of higher learning devoted to communication and the arts.
My book LAUNCHING WHILE FEMALE: Smashing the System That Holds Women Entrepreneurs Back (Beacon Press) is now out in hardcover, paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats. It's based on interviews with 100+ women and nonbinary entrepreneurs, most of them people of color, and examines the hurdles they face and proposes ways to make the entrepreneurial space more inclusive and equitable. Publishers Weekly says: "Althoff's incisive, practical guide should be required reading for any entrepreneurial woman." More details at susannealthoff.com. I'm a freelance journalist covering entrepreneurship and the publishing industry. My work has appeared in WIRED, Fortune, The Boston Globe, and other publications. I'm also an associate professor at Emerson College in Boston, focusing on the business of publishing, publishing entrepreneurship, and women's media. I've served as an adviser to several student startups and a MassChallenge Early Stage Accelerator judge. I'm the former editor-in-chief of The Boston Globe Magazine, where I was responsible for launching and relaunching publications and other products, creating multimedia content, and growing a digital audience. I worked with the strategic development, advertising, circulation, and production departments to devise new products, and was active in several innovation groups at The Boston Globe. Pronouns: she/her [Portrait by Joel Benjamin]