The BLI is delighted to host U-M Alums Randi Olin and Francie Arenson Dickman for the BLI's first Leadership Lunch of the semester. Join us for a glimpse behind the curtain into these two writers' leadership journeys. From starting where you are to building a team, Randi and Francie will explore how what they do—and their creative process—interacts with the BLI leadership habits.
Randi Olin (B.A., Political Science, 1990) is co-founder and executive editor of Motherwell, an award-winning online parenting publication. Before Motherwell, Randi was the Managing Editor at Brain, Child Magazine. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Modern Loss, Brain, Child Magazine, among other publications.
Francie Arenson Dickman is an author, essayist and writing coach. Her personal essays have appeared in publications such as The Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Today Parents, Motherwell Magazine, and Grown and Flown, among others, and have served as material for performances at TEDx Chicago, The MOTH and Listen to Your Mother. Her novel, Chuckerman Makes a Movie, winner of multiple awards, was published by SheWrites Press in 2018. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from The George Washington University School of Law. She lives outside of Chicago.