Ellyn Spragins

What I Know Now Enterprises, LLC

Chief Executive Officer

Ellyn Spragins conducts Letters To My Younger Self® Seminars and Workshops around the world for corporate women’s leadership programs. She has inspired corporate leaders to share their inner wisdom at Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Genentech, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Citibank and other visionary organizations.

Ellyn is the author of What I Know Now About Success, published by Da Capo Press in May 2010 and If I’d Known Then: Women In Their 20s and 30s Write Letters to Their Younger Selves, published in 2008. Previously she authored What I Know Now: Letters To My Younger Self, a New York Times bestseller and Books For A Better Life finalist, published in April 2006.

Ellyn was a columnist at The New York Times, writing Love & Money for the Sunday business section, and Editor-At-Large at Fortune Small Business. She also was Vice President of Editorial Development at Oxygen Media and a contributing editor to Newsweek. While at Newsweek, she won the National Press Club’s Consumer Journalism Award in 1997 and the Clarion Award in 1998.

Ellyn has been an editor at Smart Money, BusinessWeek and Inc., and a reporter at Forbes. Her articles have appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Working Woman, Bloomberg Personal, Worth, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Ladies Home Journal and Town & Country. She has also made numerous television and radio appearances.

Ellyn graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English and economics in 1977 from Barnard College, which awarded her the Estelle M. Allison Prize for Excellence in Literature. She lives with her husband, John Witty, in Malvern, Pa.