Jessica Shortall

Author of Work. Pump. Repeat; activist for working parents, LGBTQ community, humans

Jessica Shortall is a working mother of two, a social entrepreneur, a writer, and a traveler. She's the author of Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom's Survival Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work, out September 2015 with Abrams Books. She is also an activist for LGBT rights in her adopted state of Texas.

Jessica's meandering career has taken her near and far in the search to do good intelligently. She served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Uzbekistan, drinking more vodka than you'd expect for a Muslim country. She co-founded a non-profit organization in the U.S. which is now active in 40+ cities. She holds an MBA with honors from Saïd Business School, Oxford. She spent 5 years as the Director of Giving for TOMS.

Jessica has a Facebook community and blog, mostly about breastfeeding and working motherhood. She tweets on the same topic at @PumpAtWork, and on everything else at @JessicaShortall.