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Jessica Shortall

Managing Director of Texas Competes
Shortall leads a coalition of more than 1,200 Texas employers and chambers of commerce advocating an economic case for Texas to adopt a fair treatment approach to LGBTQ issues. She is the author of “Work. Pump. Repeat,” a survival guide on breastfeeding and going back to work. Previously, Shortall co-founded The Campus Kitchens Project, a food rescue and hunger relief nonprofit, and served as the first director of giving at TOMS Shoes.