Jessica Valenti

Position: Author and Columnist
Categories: Speakers

Jessica Valenti—called one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the world—is a feminist columnist and author. Her most recent book, Sex Object: A Memoir, was a New York Times bestseller.

In 2004, Jessica founded the award winning blog, which Columbia Journalism Review called “head and shoulders above almost any writing on women’s issues in mainstream media.” Jessica’s articles have topped the most-read lists at the New York Times, Atlantic, Guardian, and Washington Post. She’s also written for Salon, Bitch, Ms. Magazine, and The Toast. Jessica has been interviewed on the Colbert Report, profiled in the New York Times magazine, and is a widely-sought after speaker. She has a Master’s degree in Gender Studies from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

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