Gretchen Carlson, is an acclaimed journalist, New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and internationally recognized trailblazer for women’s rights in the workplace.
In 2016, she 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.
Gretchen is no stranger to your screen, having spent over 30 years as a journalist. She notably hosted the Saturday edition of The Early Show on CBS News, Fox News’ Fox & Friends, and The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson.
Today, Gretchen is ushering in a new movement as a co-founder of Lift Our Voices, a nonprofit organization fighting to eradicate forced arbitration clauses and non-disclosure agreements in workplace contracts that keep toxic workplace issues silent.
Gretchen is relentlessly dedicated to sharing her story to help create safe, welcoming, and harassment-free environments in workplaces all across the world.
Gretchen Carlson is a change maker, and she’s just getting started.
On this episode, Gretchen shares her one way ticket to a world where courage in coming forward about bad behavior at work is celebrated and not punished!
In our wide ranging conversation, Gretchen also highlights the two pieces of bipartisan legislation she tirelessly worked to pass. The first provides sexual misconduct survivors the right to file their claims in open court, even if they have a forced arbitration clause in an employment contract. The second invalidates existing NDAs and non-disparagement agreements prohibiting current, prospective or former employees and independent contractors from disclosing sexual harassment and assault, provided they have not yet initiated a legal claim.
Plus, Gretchen shares the need to change our culture – especially among boys and young men, why HR is (or isn’t) like the KGB, and how she marks each July 6th, the anniversary of the day she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes.
Read Gretchen’s Books: Getting Real & Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back