Suzy Welch

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Suzy R. Welch
Born Suzanne Spring
1959 (age 55–56)
Residence Boston, Massachusetts
Fairfield, Connecticut
Nationality American
Other names Suzy Wetlaufer[1]
Suzanne R. Wetlaufer
Occupation Former editor of the Harvard Business Review
Known for Jack Welch affair[2][3]

Suzy Welch (born Suzanne Spring in 1959), formerly known as Suzy Wetlaufer,[4][5] is an American author, television commentator and business journalist. Her 2009 book, 10-10-10: A Life Transforming Idea, was a New York Times bestseller.

Early life and education[edit]

Suzy Welch was born Suzanne Spring in 1959 to parents Phyllis and Bernard Spring of Lexington, Massachusetts.[6] Welch attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard College, and Harvard Business School, from which she graduated as a Baker Scholar, in the top five percent of her class.


Welch started her career as a reporter with the Miami Herald and then with the Associated Press. After business school, she worked for several years at Bain & Company, a management consulting firm based in Boston. She was later named editor-in-chief of the Harvard Business Review. She has written a novel, and authored and edited numerous books and articles dealing with leadership, organizational change, and human resource management.

In early 2002, Welch was forced to resign from the Harvard Business Review after admitting to an affair with the then-married Jack Welch, the former chief executive officer of General Electric, while preparing an interview with him for the magazine.[7] The affair was brought to the attention of the Review by Jane Welch, Welch's wife at the time.[8] Jack Welch and Jane Welch divorced and he then married Suzy Welch. Suzy Welch had the interview pulled before it appeared in the Business Review.[9]

Together with her husband, Welch is co-author of Winning, its companion volume, Winning: The Answers, and "The Welch Way", a weekly column on business and career challenges that appeared in BusinessWeek magazine from 2005 to 2009 and was published in 45 newspapers across the world by the New York Times Syndicate.

Welch has written about work–life balance and other cultural issues for publications including O, The Oprah Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. In addition, she has been a commentator on television programs including Good Morning America, The View, Morning Joe, Your World With Neil Cavuto, and Power Lunch.

Welch serves on the board of several non-profit organizations in the fields of education and homelessness. She is also on the advisory board of the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, which offers an MBA and Certificate programs based on the business practices and philosophies of Jack Welch.

Personal life[edit]

Welch is the mother of four teenage children (from earlier relationships). She married Jack Welch in 2004, after meeting him in October 2001.[10]


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