Role Models and the Media: Liza Donnelly on TED

If you enjoyed the interview with Liza Donnelly from yesterday, here the New Yorker cartoonist shares a portfolio of her wise and funny cartoons about modern life — and talks about how humor can empower women to change the rules.

Liza Donnelly is a contract cartoonist with The New Yorker Magazine. She is also a public speaker and presents on topics such as The New Yorker, cartoons, women and humor, and has spoken at TED and the United Nations among many other places. Her cartoons can be seen at:;;;;; Her work has also appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The Nation and The Harvard Business Review, and her cartoons have been exhibited around the world.

Her new book, When Do They Serve The Wine? The Folly, Flexibility and Fun of Being a Woman, was published in 2010 by Chronicle Books. She is a charter member of an international project, Cartooning for Peace, helping to promote understanding around the world through humor. Recently, Liza received an International Award in France at the Salon International du Dessins de Presse for her work in cartooning.

Her website is and her blog is You can also find her onFacebook. Donnelly teaches part-time at Vassar College. and is a member of PEN, Authors Guild and the National Cartoonist Society. She and her husband, New Yorker cartoonist, Michael Maslin, live in New York.

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