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Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson drew the public spotlight in 2016 when she filed a sexual harassment suit against Roger Ailes, then the CEO of Fox. Now she uses this spotlight to illuminate the widespread problem of sexual harassment in the workplace and its three solutions. Regardless of your party affiliation or profession, getAbstract recommends Carlson’s impassioned, timely talk.

About the Speaker

Gretchen Carlson is a broadcast journalist and CBS news correspondent. Her autobiography is titled Getting Real.

 

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Women of all ages, professions, races and political affiliations experience sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment is “not about sex,” but about power dynamics. Sexual harassers draw power by making their targets feel helpless. However, victims can reclaim their power. In 2016, Fox News reporter Gretchen Carlson went public with her claims of sexual harassment [involving Fox’s then CEO Roger Ailes]. At first she felt isolated and alone. But to her surprise, thousands of women reached out to disclose their own painful stories. Carlson became their informal spokesperson and advocate.

One in three women experiences sexual harassment. Those who report ...


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