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Jessica Shortall

Jessica Shortall

founder, texas competes

Articles by Jessica Shortall

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    Jessica Shortall‘s career spans many important issues—she’s been a Peace Corps Volunteer (Uzbekistan), a non-profit co-founder, a consultant, and the first Director of Giving at TOMS Shoes. Today she runs Texas Competes, a statewide coalition of employers making the economic case for an LGBT-welcoming Texas. She’s also a loud advocate for better workplace transition policies for new parents: Her book about surviving work and breastfeeding is a great crash-course for new Moms (and her TED talk is an excellent primer on the case for paid family leave, as is this goop Q&A with Shortall).