Jessica Bennett is an award-winning journalist and author who writes on gender, sexuality and culture. She was recently appointed Gender Editor of the New York Times, the first person to hold that role.
Jessica is the author of the bestselling book, Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace (HarperCollins), which has been translated into 10 languages, a podcast, and is being adapted for television.
Her writing has appeared in Newsweek, where she began her career; Time, where she was a columnist; as well as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, the Washington Post and The New York Times, where she was a contributing writer for the Style section before joining as a staffer. For the Times, she has written about sexual consent training programs on college campuses, female pot entrepreneurs and covered the gender dynamics of her resting bitch face. She has profiled Monica Lewinsky, Paula Broadwell, and Ellen Pao, and wrote a regular column on internet language called Command Z. (See more of her articles here.)
Jessica has spoken about journalism and gender issues at a variety of institutions, including Harvard Business School, Facebook, Google, Vimeo, Cannes Lions, Thomson Reuters, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
She is the cofounder of the Lean In Collection, a photo initiative with Getty Images to diversify stock photography, which received the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography. Her writing and multimedia work has been honored by the Newswomen's Club of New York, the New York Press Club, the Society for Professional Journalists and GLAAD.