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February 28, 2018

Stanford alumnus Gretchen Carlson to visit campus as part of her national book tour

Gretchen Carlson
Carlson will be in conversation with Stanford Professor Shelley Correll to discuss “Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back,” and the movement to end sexual harassment.
Stanford, CA—In the final stretch of her national book tour, former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson returns to 'The Farm' to round out the last leg of her appearances.  Carlson graduated from Stanford with honors and went on to win the Miss America crown in 1989 and establish a distinguished journalism career.  In 2016, she became the face of sexual harassment in the workplace when she filed a harassment lawsuit against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. 
Carlson visits Stanford on Tuesday, March 13 at 6pm to discuss her recently released book, “Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back.”  The event is being hosted by Stanford Libraries and the Clayman Institute for Gender Research.  Shelley Correll, the Barbara D. Finberg Director of the Clayman Institute and Professor of Sociology at Stanford, will join Carlson in a conversation.  
In “Be Fierce,” Carlson shares her own experiences from Miss America to Fox News, as well as powerful stories from the thousands of women in various careers and fields who also experienced harassment. Carlson includes information she hopes will be helpful in protecting and empowering others. Carlson includes interviews with lawyers, psychologists, and other experts helping to confront the problem of sexual harassment and advance what has become an international conversation.   
Professor Correll’s expertise is in the areas of gender, workplace dynamics and organizational culture. She has received numerous national awards for her research on the “motherhood penalty,” research that demonstrates how motherhood influences the workplace evaluations, pay and job opportunities of mothers. Professor Correll led a nationwide, interdisciplinary project on “redesigning work” that evaluates how workplaces structures and practices can be reconfigured to be simultaneously more inclusive and more innovative.
“The conversation between Mrs. Carlson and Professor Correll will be powerful, and one I hope brings out a diverse group of individuals to contemplate the role and responsibility each of us have in this issue,” said Michael Keller, Stanford’s university librarian.  Keller agreed to have the Libraries underwrite this event, where each registered attendee receives a free copy of Carlson’s book, because “Stanford Libraries have been referred to as a ‘safe place’ by students and users. It is our responsibility to ensure we not only safeguard the ideas, questions and concepts students form in our spaces, but that we bring forward and spur conversations that also address the well-being and personal safety of our users.” 
The community is encouraged to attend.  The event is free and will take place in CMEX Auditorium on campus, which is located in the Knight Management Center.  To register for a free book and for more information, visit the Stanford Event’s Calendar