Jennifer Weiss-Wolf named executive director of the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, a vice president at NYU Law’s Brennan Center for Justice, has been named the new executive director of the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network (BWLN). The BWLN, founded in 2017, utilizes trainings, networking events, and mentorship programming to develop students’ leadership skills and promote gender equity in the legal profession and beyond.

“We’re so delighted that Jennifer is joining us,” says BWLN faculty director and Fredrick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law Melissa Murray. “She has been a leader on issues of gender equity and justice, and we are so excited for all of the great work that she will do at the BWLN.”

Weiss-Wolf is a longtime advocate and writer on issues surrounding gender rights and politics. She is the author of Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity, which the Wash­ing­ton Post called a “a rich picture of the current menstrual land­scape and a prom­ising call to smart activ­ism.” Her work has been published in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, TIME, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, and Harper’s Bazaar, among others, and she sits on the board of the Feminist Press and on the editorial board of the Fund for Women’s Equality “Equal Voice, Equal Future” initiative. She also leads partnerships and strategy at Ms., the ground-breaking feminist magazine.

Weiss-Wolf joined the Brennan Center in 2010 as vice president, deputy director of development, and director of special projects. In 2018 she became the center’s inaugural Women and Democracy Fellow, a fellowship created to examine how US systems of democracy serve—or fail to serve—equitably across genders in terms of representation, policy, and policy outcomes.