2020 Winners

Tracy Brady

Tracy Brady is a writer and communications professional from Carlisle, Massachusetts. She has worked on marketing campaigns for a variety of brands including Volkswagen, Hershey’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Bank of America and Partnership for Drug Free Kids. She also spent several years in New York and L.A. as a movie and television publicist with Turner Broadcasting, Fox Searchlight and Sony Pictures. Her writing has appeared in Fortune, Adweek, The Boston Globe Magazine, Muse by Clio and more. She is a mother of two boys and the author of two “widely unread, critically unacclaimed and financially disastrous novels” (Confessions of a Nervous Shiksa and Real Women Eat Beef). Her humor blog, FestivalofNeed.com, “stems the tide of existential doom accompanying mid-life.”

Liz Kozak

Liz Kozak is a writer, producer, editor, playwright and budding screenwriter from Oak Park, Illinois. As director of editorial and content development at The Second City, she works on a wide range of special projects for the comedy institution. For 11 years, she was a writer and producer of on-air promotions at Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios. She is currently co-writing an original comedic play in partnership with the Kennedy Center. She co-authored the book The Second City: The Essentially Accurate History. Kozak, an advocate for those also living with multiple sclerosis, is mom to two insanely funny daughters. (Photo credit: Timothy M. Schmidt)