Vanessa Valenti is an award-winning blogger, speaker and online strategist. She is one of the founders of the award-winning online feminist publication, Feministing.com, which she cofounded with Jessica Valenti in 2004.
Valenti is also a cofounder and partner of Valenti Martin Media, a communications firm she founded with Feministing editor emerita Courtney Martin.
An honoree of the Sidney Hillman Prize in Blog Journalism and the 2009 Blogger’s Choice Award for Best Political Blog, Valenti was named by Gloria Steinem as one of the young women that inspire her to believe the feminist movement continues. Her work and commentary has appeared in POLITICO, USA Today, The Atlantic, The Houston Chronicle, Alternet, and others.
Valenti has been working with grassroots initiatives, major national organizations, political campaigns and academic institutions for nearly a decade with the goal of evangelizing online activism and illustrating how the internet has shifted the landscape for building movements.
Valenti's most recent venture is #femfuture, an experiment in movement-building that develops solutions for sustainability and impact in 21st century feminism. The project was born out of an impact paper released in April 2012, which she coauthored with Martin, commissioned by the Barnard Center for Research on Women.