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Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

Co-founder, Period Equity


Jennifer Weiss-Wolf is a leading voice for equitable menstrual policy in America. Bustle named her one of the nation’s “badass menstrual activists.” Newsweek deemed her the “architect of the U.S. policy campaign to squash the tampon tax.”

Jen is the author of Periods Gone Public (Oct. 2017), the first book to tell the story of the new political movement for menstrual equity, and put forth a powerful, proactive policy agenda. Says Gloria Steinem, “This book may be the beginning of liberation for us all.”

Jen’s initial series in The New York Times and featured role in a 2019 CBS documentary shed new light on the issue here at home and globally, as have her numerous op-eds in TIME, Bloomberg, Newsweek, the New York Daily News, Cosmopolitan, The Nation, Ms. Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Refinery 29, and others. She is cited widely in the media, including by The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Newsweek, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, NPR, and PBS.

Jen serves on the Board of Support the Girls,The Cup, and Girls Helping GirlsPeriod., and is an Advisory Board member of ZanaAfrica Foundation, which provides menstrual health education and products to girls in Kenya. She is a lawyer with expertise in nonprofit management and development, and a vice president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.