Over the past year, the #MeToo Movement has elicited overdue attention and a call to action against sexual assault and misconduct across all industries. Join activist Tarana Burke and Brotopia author Emily Chang as they discuss their important work in uncovering the disturbing truths that have dominated recent news coverage and how they advocate for monumental reform in some of the oldest and impenetrable business and societal institutions that have protected predatory behaviors and gender disparities for far too long.
Emily Chang is the anchor and executive producer of Bloomberg Technology, a daily TV show focused on global technology, and Bloomberg Studio 1.0, where she regularly speaks to top tech executives, investors, and entrepreneurs. She was previously a CNN correspondent based in Beijing and London, and has won five regional Emmy awards for her reporting. She is a graduate of Harvard University and lives in San Francisco with her husband and three children. Her recent book, BROTOPIA: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley (Portfolio/Penguin Random House) takes on the industry which has perhaps had the most profound impact on the future of humanity and created the greatest wealth of our generation: technology. In BROTOPIA, Chang seeks to understand—and end—the staggering gender inequality in the tech industry, by addressing how we got here and how can we foster real change. BROTOPIA includes interviews with: Sheryl Sandberg, Marissa Mayer, Susan Wojcicki, Tim Cook, Peter Thiel, John Doerr, Reid Hoffman, Susan Fowler, Ellen Pao, Justin Caldbeck, Niniane Wang, Dick Costolo, Max Levchin, Stewart Butterfield, and hundreds of tech engineers, founders, investors, executives, and entrepreneurs.
Tarana Burke shares the heartbreaking story behind the genesis of the viral ‘me too’ movement, and gives strength and healing to those who have experienced sexual trauma or harassment. The simple yet courageous #metoo hashtag campaign has emerged as a rallying cry for people everywhere who have survived sexual assault and sexual harassment – and Tarana’s powerful, poignant story as creator of what is now an international movement that supports survivors will move, uplift, and inspire you. #metoo is not just an overnight hashtag sensation; Tarana has dedicated more than 25 years of her life to social justice and to laying the groundwork for a movement that was initially created to help young women of color who survived sexual abuse and assault. The movement now inspires solidarity, amplifies the voices thousands of victims of sexual abuse, and puts the focus back on survivors. A sexual assault survivor herself, Tarana works under the banner of the 'me too.' Movement which is housed at Brooklyn based Girls for Gender Equity where she serves as Senior Director. On stage, she provides words of empowerment that lift up marginalized voices, enables survivors across all races, genders, or classes to know that they are not alone, and creates a place for comfort and healing to those who have experienced trauma.