Friday, April 6, 2018

Fierce - Gretchen Carlson

F is for Fierce.  Oh yeah, baby.

Ray and I saw Gretchen Carlson at the final UTA Maverick, Speaker session for this school year.
She was awesome.  This woman was a former Miss America winner from Minnesota. She's a Stanford graduate. She's a successful journalist from NBC, CBS, and Fox News.  As a registered independent, she prides herself on her lack of bias. She worked hard to get where she was, and unfortunately encountered sexual harassment along the way.

Enough was enough.  Twenty months ago, she was the first very public face to call out her harasser - Roger Ailes from Fox. She brought down this mogul fair and square and opened up a whole new world in regards to the workplace. Women from all walks of life - rich and poor, black and white, old and young said "enough was enough." Time's Up.  Me Too.  You name the tag line - we could all relate. I include myself in regards to some verbal situations. Women should not have to question themselves. They should not have to worry about their jobs if they don't "submit" to something ridiculous.

Ms. Carlson gave an excellent talk and her continuing work to empower women is awesome. She was quite inspirational and her true hope is that her kids and those of the next generation do NOT have to put up with such crap. I truly hope her work is not in vain.


13 comments:

  1. I too hope her work is not in vain.
    Such a good review Joanne. Great to read.

    Enjoy your weekend.
    Yvonne.

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    1. thanks. She was quite classy and fierce with her message

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  2. Sounds like she was an inspirational speaker.

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  3. I've never heard of her before now but she sounds AWESOME! I didn't hear about the Roger Ailes thing. I'll have to go look it up.

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    1. oh, that was early big news in regards to harassment. He was a bigwig, but she was equally strong in her field. And she said NO!!!! She stuck her neck out, that's for sure and it's helped a lot of women in just two years.

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  4. Hi Joanne - I wasn't aware who she was, yet the movements she's inspired I know ... I see there's some TED talks by her - so they should be good to listen to ... cheers Hilary

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    1. indeed - she was a ground breaker and it took a lot of guts.

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  5. Sounds like a grand speaker indeed. Hopefully humans wise up and ditch the crap everywhere.

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  6. This is the kind of speaker we all need to hear!

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