Pronouns: She | Her | Hers
Karen Malone Wright is a highly skilled communications and social media strategist, coach and trainer. A seasoned professional, she offers expertise and experience in message development, media relations, special events, public affairs, branding and marketing communications. After several years informal collaboration with The Fairmount Group, Karen joined The Fairmount Group’s consulting team in early 2018 as a digital strategy and messaging consultant.
In 2012, Karen founded The NotMom® as a resource for childless and childfree women, resulting from her own frustration with online searches for women like herself who were unable to be mothers, as well as women who never wanted to be. The celebrated website and lifestyle blog at www.TheNotMom.com has attracted major media coverage and Karen has been recognized by The New York Times, Ms. Magazine, BBC Radio London and other media outlets as an expert resource on childfree and childless adults, including issues that are important to them, their demographics and behaviors.
The NotMom® Summits, groundbreaking conferences held in 2015 and 2017, attracted more than 200 women from seven countries looking to be connected, informed and encouraged. Karen is also a sought-after speaker on the topic of the growing influence and community of women around the world who are without children by choice or by chance.
Following more than 20 years managing communications and public relations for corporations, media and nonprofits in Washington, DC, Detroit and Cleveland, Karen founded her own consulting firm, Odyssey Creative Communications, in 2000. Odyssey has served a diverse range of clients including Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice, Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland, Goodwill Industries of Ohio and Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. An early adopter of social media, Karen began her first blog, Communications Goddess, in 2007 to chronicle her online explorations.
Karen is a Cleveland native and a graduate of American University, with a BA in print journalism. She served for two terms as Board President of the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland. She lives in University Heights, Ohio with husband Andrew, and Frank Lloyd Wright, their rescued cat.