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, 2016), which has been translated into seven languages, a podcast, and is being adapted for television.
Her writing has appeared in Newsweek, where she spent seven years as a writer and editor; Time.com, where she was a columnist; as well as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, the Washington Post and the New York Times, where she has covered sexual assault on campus, profiled female pot entrepreneurs, and was the first journalist to profile Monica Lewinsky in a decade. She also wrote a column on digital language called Command Z. (See more of her articles here.)
Jessica has spoken about journalism and gender at leading institutions and government agencies, including Harvard, Facebook, 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 2015 Trustee Award from the International Center of Photography.