Jessica Bennett is an award-winning multimedia journalist and author who writes on gender, sexuality and culture. She is a contributing writer for the New York Times, where she has covered sexual assault on campus, profiled female pot entrepreneurs, spent time with Hillary Clinton’s childhood best friends, and was the first journalist to profile Monica Lewinsky in a decade. She also writes a column on digital language called Command Z.
A former staff writer at Newsweek and columnist at Time, Jessica is the author of Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace (HarperCollins, 2016), which has been translated into seven languages, and adapted for podcast and television. She was the founding editor of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In foundation, where she edits a biannual section of Cosmopolitan and was the cofounder of the Lean In Collection, an initiative with Getty Images to change the depiction of women in stock photography. Jessica has spoken about journalism and gender issues at Harvard, Facebook, Google, Cannes Lions, Thomson Reuters, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and frequently to her dog Charlie, who serves as her speech coach.