JENNIFER WEISS-WOLF

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

Co-Founder

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." NYC Council Member Julissa Ferreras said she "catapulted menstrual equity into a national conversation...the advocate every cause hopes for."

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.” ORDER HERE!

Jen's series in The New York Times shed new light on the issue here at home and globally, as have her op-eds in TIME, Bloomberg, Newsweek, the New York Daily News, Cosmopolitan, The Nation, Ms. Magazine and others. She is cited widely in the media, including by The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, Essence, and Upworthy.

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.

You can reach Jen at jennifer@periodequity.org.

 
 
 
LAURA STRAUSFELD

Laura Strausfeld

Co-Founder

Laura Strausfeld began researching the illegality of the tampon tax years ago as a Columbia Law student. In 2016, Laura masterminded the legal strategy for the highly-publicized and effective lawsuit against New York State's tampon tax. Laura continues to work with lawyers challenging the tax in other states. 

Laura is passionate about women’s health and education more generally. Her co-founding of the first all-natural perfume company (Grandiflorum) gave her firsthand knowledge of the lax regulation of personal care products. She has done extensive research on environmental toxins and women’s health and has written and spoken publicly about tampon safety.

Laura’s other Period Equity projects include plans for a Menstruation Museum in New York City and advocating for K-12 comprehensive sex education.

Laura has a wide-ranging project-based background, including as a plaintiffs' attorney, founding Board Member of the Nest Foundation, Creative Director of Regent Seven Media, development strategist for the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, teacher, writer/director/producer of theater and film, and Anton Chekhov scholar at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute.

You can reach Laura at laura@periodequity.org.

 
 
 

Board members

Nancy Kramer
Marni Sommer

 

Legal Counsel

Kelsey Craig 
James Ball
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

 

Design

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