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 a dozen languages, a podcast, and is being adapted for television.
Jessica’s writing has appeared in Newsweek, Time, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, the Washington Post and other outlets. As a writer for The New York Times, she has covered #MeToo, campus sexual assault, female pot entrepreneurs, spent time with Hillary Clinton's BFFs and was the first journalist to profile Monica Lewinsky in a decade. As an editor, she launched the Overlooked obituaries project, has collected stories of campus sexual consent, helped create the inaugural NYT New Rules Summit and is charged with expanding global coverage of women and gender issues across platforms.
Jessica has spoken about journalism and gender Harvard Business School, Cannes Lions, Thomson Reuters, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She is the cofounder of the Lean In Collection, a photography initiative with Getty Images to diversify stock photography.
Her work has been honored by the Newswomen's Club of New York, the New York Press Club, the Society for Professional Journalists, GLAAD and the International Center of Photography.