Join New York Times bestselling author, speaker and internationally recognised trailblazer for women’s rights in the workplace Gretchen Carlson in conversation...

Gretchen Carlson and Lisa Wilkinson on Speaking Out

Location:

483 George Street
2000 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Sydney Town Hall
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From: $40.00
Gretchen Carlson and Lisa Wilkinson
Gretchen Carlson and Lisa Wilkinson

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Gretchen Carlson

Gretchen Carlson

Gretchen Carlson is a tireless advocate for workplace equality and women's empowerment. As one of the US’s most highly acclaimed journalists and Fox News anchor, Gretchen called out sexual harassment in the workplace in 2016 with a lawsuit against Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. Winning that landmark case paved the way for thousands of other women facing harassment to tell their stories.

Gretchen has authored Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back, which hit the New York Times best-seller list the week it was published. As a columnist for TIME's online ‘Motto’ she focuses on gender and empowerment issues.

This fearless women’s warrior continues to advocate for reform on Capitol Hill; where she has just helped win legislation banning workplace inequality and forced arbitration clauses in employment contracts.

Lisa Wilkinson AM

Lisa Wilkinson AM

Lisa Wilkinson, co-host of Network Ten’s news-current affairs program The Project, is one of Australia’s most admired and respected journalists. Since her ground-breaking role as editor of Dolly magazine at the age of 21, Lisa has blazed an unprecedented trail through the Australian media landscape across publishing, radio and television. Now adding best-selling author to her achievements, Wilkinson is in high demand as a keynote speaker and corporate facilitator. 

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Event Details

Join New York Times bestselling author, speaker and internationally recognised trailblazer for women’s rights in the workplace Gretchen Carlson in conversation with journalist and TV presenter Lisa Wilkinson AM as they explore what it takes to upend power imbalances and find the courage to expose misconduct and harassment.

In 2016, Gretchen boldly went public with harassment claims against then Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, paving the way for the #MeToo movement. Her story has been told in the movie Bombshell and the Showtime mini-series The Loudest Voice.

Since her landmark court case she has successfully advocated and introduced new legislation that stops the silencing of victims.

On March 3 this year, President Biden signed what he called the most significant labour law change in over 100 years. The new Law “Ending the Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act” has been spearheaded by Gretchen Carlson after suing and settling her own sexual assault case and finding that employment contracts have clauses that force victims to be silent and to stop them taking their claims to court.

Gretchen has been championing this legislation since 2017 after her landmark lawsuit against Fox Founder and CEO which brought down a predatory media mogul and helped propel an international reckoning over sexual misconduct. By taking on one of America’s most powerful men, Gretchen inspired other women to share similar experiences of abuse and laid the foundation for the #MeToo movement. She now encourages people to raise their voice when they witness injustice and harassment – in whatever form it takes.

Join Gretchen in conversation with Lisa Wilkinson, one of Australia’s most popular and enduring media stars. Lisa knows a thing or two about harassment and discrimination and why it’s so important to stand up and be heard. Together, these two powerful storytellers and courageous advocates will unravel the shifting media, political and legal landscapes in Australia and the USA. It’s time to break the culture of silence – for good.

Come and hear direct from one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Courage is infectious”. Gretchen Carlson

 

Gretchen is appearing as part of Vivid Ideas’ Global Storytellers series. We celebrate those who push creative boundaries, tell stories that challenge the status quo and drive change for good. This year’s Global Storytellers also include Oscar and Emmy award-winning theatre and film director, screenwriter and playwright Aaron Sorkin and iconoclastic superstar Troye Sivan.

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Access and Inclusion

  • Auslan Interpreted - Auslan interpreted events are for audiences who are Deaf and use Australian Sign Language (Auslan) as their primary means of communication. Experienced Auslan theatre interpreters stand to the side of the stage and translate what the speakers are saying or Auslan signing the text and dialogue live. Audiences requiring this service are seated in the section closest to the interpreter to ensure good sightlines.
  • Companion Card Acceptance - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.
  • Hearing Loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

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