Carrie Kaufman


Carrie Kaufman is the sort of person who walks into a room and says, “Hey, what’s that elephant doing here?” She started her own publication, PerformInk, reporting on theatre and film in Chicago in the 1990s, then moved to public radio 20 years later after she hit the top 10 in the Public Radio Talent Quest. She is from Las Vegas, where she now covers education, and has twin teenage daughters. She writes the Substack, You’re Overthinking It, about the hidden rules we unquestioningly adhere to. You can Tweet her @carriekaufman.

By PK Mutch

News media entrepreneur, freelance journalist, Canadian Association of Journalists member, former book publishing executive, zine-maker and startup professional.  Marigold Capital advisory board. Recipent of Inspiring Top 50 Women in STEM in 2018. Profiled in Canada 150 Women: Conversations with Leaders, Champions and Luminaries. Founder  and former President of award-winning Fifth Town Artisan Cheese, Canada's 8th B-Corp, which under her leadership received the Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation (2009). Petra currently works to advance inclusive entrepreneurship and innovation in public policy and startup ecosystems with a particular emphasis on gender equity.  Petra is the founding publisher of Liisbeth. Follow Petra on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.