Episode 117: Pantsuits to Lawsuits
11/3/17 - Gretchen Carlson was the Fox News anchor whose complaint eventually got Roger Ailes fired. Venture capitalist Ellen Pao sued her former employer, Kleiner Perkins, for discrimination and harassment. She didn't win the case, but it began the unmasking of Silicon Valley sexism and abuse. Amina talks with Gretchen about her book, Be Fierce, and with Ellen about her book, Reset. Plus, #WomenofNPR respond to newsroom harassment and the resignation of a top-level editor.
Our theme song is Call Your Girlfriend by Robyn.
Original music composed and performed by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs.
NPR women interview their boss about harassment
Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back by Gretchen Carlson
Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change by Ellen Pao
This is how sexism works in Silicon Valley, by Ellen Pao