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Grace Bonney

New York Times Bestselling Author

Grace Bonney—founder of Design*Sponge, a hugely popular website and blog that reached millions of readers in its 15-year run—is a writer, designer, creator, and community leader who is passionate about equity and inclusivity.

Grace is the author of the bestsellers Design*Sponge at Home and In the Company of Women, a New York Times bestseller with 350,000 copies in print. Grace is committed to creating a sense of community, which she does again in Collective Wisdom—her latest book celebrating stories of women over 50—from an Olympic athlete and a NASA team member to award-winning artists, activists, writers, and filmmakers.

Grace was named one of The Frederick Douglass 200 by The Guardian in 2018, a list of 200 people who best embody the spirit and work of Frederick Douglass. She has been called a “Martha Stewart for Millennials” by the New York TimesForbes. She has been a featured guest on Good Morning America, The Nate Berkus Show, The Martha Stewart Show, NBC’s The Chew, American Public Radio, and more. She launched Good Company, a print magazine and podcast about creative entrepreneurs, and After the Jump, a popular design podcast that reached half a million listeners per episode.

Grace has been a keynote speaker with a wide variety of organizations ranging from design schools and trade organizations to design guilds and national corporations. Grace gives talks and moderates panels on topics related to women in business, entrepreneurship, inclusivity, and creativity. Her books include remarkable stories and conversations with trailblazing women who share life lessons. Her work empowers others and brings people together, shining light on underrepresented voices and celebrating acceptance and diversity within the creative community.

Speaking Topics

  • Women and Aging/Ageism
  • Women in the Arts
  • Creating Inclusive Spaces in the Arts
  • LGBTQ+ Artists and Designers
  • Cultivating Diverse and Inclusive Communities on Social Media


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