Meet Our People

Emma Johnson

Contributing Writer

Learn More About Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson is a business journalist, gender equality activist, #1 best-selling author of The Kickass Single Mom (Penguin), and founder of, the world's largest platform for single moms.

A former newspaper and Associated Press reporter, Emma has been featured on New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Headline News,  CNBC, NPR, TIME, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Doctors, and many more. She was named Parents magazine's “Best of the Web,” “Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts” by U.S. News, and “9 Overachieving New Yorkers You Must Date” by New York Observer.

Emma frequently speaks on women's issues, including at the United Nations Summit for Gender Equality. She is founder of Moms for Shared Parenting, an activist organization aimed at making equally shared parenting after divorce the norm in both culture and policy.

Emma grew up in Sycamore, Ill. with a single mom and two brothers. Today she lives in Richmond, Va., with her son and daughter.

Emma's Recent Articles

26 Ways to Win at Co Parenting This Year (and Beyond)
26 Ways to Win at Co Parenting This Year (and Beyond)
Emma Johnson, of Wealthy Single Mommy, shares 26 of her best advice for best co-parenting practices possible in this useful collection of tips.