Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

Executive Director, Birnbaum Women's Leadership Center at NYU Law
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Attorney and author Jennifer Weiss-Wolf is the executive director of the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Center at NYU School of Law. Prior she was vice president and the inaugural women and democracy fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice. She also leads partnerships and strategy at Ms., the feminist movement-making magazine. A prolific writer on and policy advocate for issues of gender and politics, she was dubbed the “architect of the U.S. campaign to squash the tampon tax” by Newsweek. She has presented on issues related to her area of expertise—menstruation, menopause, and the law—at the White House and before Congress, as well as in state legislatures and major city governmental bodies.

She works closely with domestic and global leaders, advocates, and innovators in pursuing policy reforms. Her 2017 book Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity was lauded by Gloria Steinem as “the beginning of liberation for us all.” Her forthcoming book, Period. Full Stop. The Politics of Menopause will be published by NYU Press in 2025. Weiss-Wolf’s writing and work have been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, TIME, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Teen Vogue, NPR, PBS, and NowThis, among others. Weiss-Wolf proudly serves as a Board member of the nonprofit Let’s Talk Menopause.

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