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
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Access and Inclusion
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.