Featured Speaker

Hazelett Forum featured speaker

Elaine Weiss Photo courtesy of Nina Subin

An award-winning journalist and writer, Elaine Weiss is a powerful and compelling voice for women's history in leadership. Her new book, “The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote,” recently earned the American Bar Association’s highest honor, The Silver Gavel Award, for books that further the American public’s understanding of law. 

Weiss's extensive magazine feature writing has been recognized with prizes from the Society of Professional Journalists, and her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, New York Times, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer as well as reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of America. She also has been a frequent correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor. Her long-form writing earned a Pushcart Prize “Editor’s Choice” award, and she is a proud MacDowell Colony Fellow.

Weiss's first book, "Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War" was excerpted in Smithsonian Magazine online and featured on C-SPAN and public radio stations nationwide.

Weiss holds a graduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism of Northwestern University. She has worked as a Washington correspondent, congressional aide and speechwriter, magazine editor and university journalism instructor. Weiss lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband, Julian Krolik, a professor of astrophysics at Johns Hopkins University; they have two grown children. When not working at her desk, she can be found paddling her kayak on the Chesapeake Bay. She votes in every election.

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