Elizabeth Tenety

Co-Founder, Chief Digital Officer, Motherly

Expertise: Women-led businesses, digital media, startups, brand building, social media, growth strategy

Liz is a digital entrepreneur, journalist, and coach who also works as a consultant advising startups, publishers, and small business owners. As the co-founder and Chief Digital Officer of Motherly, a parenting platform, Liz built a venture-backed digital property that currently engages 30 million women per month. She also coaches startups and publishers in Google News Initiative labs, via the Blue Engine Collaborative, where she advises companies on growth strategies to meet their revenue and audience goals. 

As a journalist, Liz has worked in a variety of formats—she is currently the host of the Webby-award-winning Motherly podcast, author of two books (‘Becoming Mama: Redefining the Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Journey’ and ‘This Is Motherhood’), and was executive producer of the Motherly classes platform, a video-on-demand parenting education destination. 

Previously, Liz was the ‘On Faith’ editor at The Washington Post, where she also covered leadership and lifestyle topics. Liz was a double major in Government and Theology (College 2007), received her Master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism (2008), and worked as a longtime intern for columnist George F. Will during her years on the Hilltop in addition to her work as an early student researcher at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. She and her husband Colin Galle (Naval Academy 2007) met on campus at Georgetown and are the parents of five children.

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