About the Author
Jessica Bennett is an award-winning journalist and author who writes on social issues and culture. She was recently appointed the first-ever Gender Editor of The New York Times, where is charged with expanding global coverage of women and gender across platforms.
Jessica began her career at Newsweek, where she was a writer and editor. With two colleagues, she wrote a cover story documenting the little known story of 46 women who sued the magazine for gender discrimination in the 1970s. That story became a book, the Good Girls Revolt, by Newsweek's first female senior editor, Lynn Povich, and later an Amazon series.
As a writer for The New York Times, she has covered #MeToo, authored a column on internet language, 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, collected stories of campus sexual consent, and helped launched the inaugural NYT New Rules Summit. She 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 spoken about journalism and gender equality at leading institutions and government agencies including the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Harvard, Facebook, Google, Thompson Reuters and others. She is the cofounder of the Lean In Collection with Getty Images, a photo initiative to change the depiction of women in stock photography.
Yes, she's in a real-life feminist fight club.
Learn more about her at jessicabennett.com.