Lisa Rabasca Roepe

Lisa Rabasca Roepe is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance journalist who writes about gender equity, diversity and inclusion, the culture of work, and personal finance. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Fast Company, Wired, Insider, Boston Globe Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, Marketplace, Ms. Magazine, The Muse and HR Magazine.

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Business & Finance
Government & Politics


Diversity and inclusion, gender equity, workplace culture

notepad Skills

  • Blog posts
  • Case studies
  • Conference coverage
  • Content marketing
  • E-books
  • Feature writing
  • Ghostwriting
  • News
  • Profiles
  • Q&A
  • White papers
  • Conference/meeting coverage
  • Annual reports
  • Articles

notepad Writing Credits

The New York Times, Fast Company, Wired, Insider, Boston Globe Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, Marketplace, Ms. Magazine, The Muse, HR Magazine and Gotham Ghostwriters

Selected Work

As author, unless indicated otherwise.

Millennials Want to Retire at 50. How to Afford It Is Another Matter.

Dreams of stopping work, or doing only fulfilling work, 15 years before their parents did are colliding with the realities of amassing enough money to do so.


Start-Up Equity Is a Great Retirement Plan, if You Can Pull It Off

Many employees of start-ups are attracted to the prospect of a big payout and an early retirement, but the strategy can require more luck than skill.


You Quit Your Job, but You Still Need a Retirement Plan

Millions of American workers said goodbye to their bosses last year. If you’re one, don’t lose sight of your savings and investment goals.


How to Develop Inclusive Managers

Many companies have spent countless hours building or refining diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) policies and programs in the two-plus years since protests against racial injustice swept the nation.However, managers often don’t know how to translate those policies into daily actions.


How the battle for talent is widening the pay gap

As companies use wage increases to lure in job candidates, they may be inadvertently creating huge pay gaps with existing employees. Here’s how to make sure things stay equitable.


Experts say women spend 200 more hours at work on tasks that don't help their career. Here's how they suggest saying no.

The authors of "The No Club" found that women take on more nonpromotable tasks than men on average. They say the best way to identify such a task is to ask if it's visible or requires a special skill. Saying no isn't always easy, so the authors suggest offering to rotate the task among staffers.


How to Prepare for Your Eventual Return to the Office

Whether your company wants you back sooner or later, these tips will help you make the adjustment smoothly.


What’s Passive Income? It’s Not What Influencers Say It Is.

Misconceptions about passive income abound, namely that it’s easy to earn.


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