Jessica Bennett is an award-winning journalist and author who writes on gender, sexuality and culture. She is a contributing writer at the New York Times, where she has covered sexual assault on campus, profiled female pot entrepreneurs, spent time with Hillary Clinton’s childhood besties, and was the first journalist to profile Monica Lewinsky in a decade. She also writes a column on digital language called Command Z.
Jessica is the author of the bestselling book, Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace (HarperCollins), which has been translated into seven languages. Jessica's writing and multimedia journalism have also appeared in Newsweek, where she began her career as a staff writer and editor, Time.com, where she was a columnist, as well as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, the Atlantic, and others. She was the executive editor of Tumblr's short-lived multimedia initiative, Storyboard, which was nominated for a Webby, and her work has been recognized by the New York Press Club, the Newswomen's Club of New York, GLAAD, the New York Association of Black Journalists, and the International Center of Photography for her role as cofounder of the Lean In Collection, a photo initiative with Getty Images to diversify stock photography.
Jessica has spoken about journalism and gender at leading institutions and government agencies, including Harvard, Facebook, Google, Cannes Lions, Thomson Reuters, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and frequently to her dog Charlie, who keeps her company while she tries not to lose her mind working from home. Learn more about her book at feministfightclub.com. Find her at an event near you.