Jessica Shortall

Jessica Shortall

Jessica Shortall is a working mother of two, with a career dedicated to the intersection of business and doing good. Jessica is a featured writer and interview subject on breastfeeding, pumping at work, working parenthood, social impact, and the business case for equality. She is a writer (The Atlantic, TIME, Huffington Post, The Bump, Working Mother Magazine, and more), with posts that are consistently viral and widely shared. She is also a noted speaker: She keynoted SXSW in 2017, and her 2015 TED talk on the case for paid parental leave gained more than 1 million views in its first two months. For five years, she was the first Director of Giving for TOMS Shoes, a job that had her literally circumnavigating the globe with a breast pump. Jessica started her adult life as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan and has worked in the non-profit, start-up, corporate, and human rights worlds in the U.S. and internationally. Before she had children, Jessica enjoyed travel, yoga, reading, U.S. presidential history, and cooking. She's finding her way back to those things, when she can.
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