Jessica Bennett has spent her award-winning journalism career focusing a gender lens on social issues and culture — from the persistence of workplace inequality to the ripple effects of #MeToo.
She is the New York Times’ first-ever gender editor, leading a newsroom-wide initiative to elevate the stories of women across platforms. She oversaw the launch of Overlooked, a project to provide long-overdue obituaries to historic women who never received them, and hosted the Times' very first women's summit, The New Rules. She helps steer the paper's ongoing coverage of #MeToo, launches new products and columns, and was editor of #ThisIs18, a project to showcase the lives of 18-year-old girls around the world — which she is now adapting into a book for Abrams.
Jessica has written front-page stories on the power of women over 60, the evolution of Miss America, and a tome about her Resting Bitch Face, which did not actually appear on the front page. She has profiled Monica Lewinsky, Paula Broadwell, Ellen Pao and written features on female pot entrepreneurs, NFL cheerleaders and stay-at-home dads.
She is author of the bestselling book, Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace, which has been translated into 14 languages, a podcast, and is being adapted for television.
She lives in Brooklyn with her partner and dog.
Learn more at feministfightclub.com or find Jessica at an event near you.