About

Jessica Bennett is an award-winning journalist and author who writes on gender issues, sexuality and culture. She is a contributing writer at the New York Times, where you can find her byline on topics ranging from feminists joining Greek life to female pot entrepreneurs to the hyperbole of internet speak. She authored the first profile of Monica Lewinsky in over a decade, looking critically at the woman who would later describe, in her TedTalk, being “patient zero” for online shaming. She also writes a monthly column on digital language called Command Z.

Jessica’s first book, Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual (for a Sexist Workplace), was published by HarperCollins in September. Called “engaging, practical and hilarious” by Sheryl Sandberg and “a classic fuck you feminist battle manual” by Ilana Glazer, it became an instant-Amazon bestseller.

Jessica’s work has also appeared in Newsweek, where she spent six years as a staff writer, Time, where she was a columnist, and a variety of other outlets. She is the cofounder and curator of the Lean In Collection – a partnership betwen LeanIn.Org and Getty Images, to change the way women are depicted in stock photography. 

She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her boyfriend and dog.