Gretchen Carlson, Breaking the Silence is Presented by SeriesFest in Partnership with The Women's Foundation of Colorado.
In Gretchen Carlson: Breaking the Silence, Carlson travels the country uncovering untold stories of sexual harassment and abuse of diverse women, from an exclusive look into the alleged abuse at fast-food giant McDonald’s to the work environment of a county fire department. Along the way, Carlson peels back the layers of her own story, reliving the emotional days following her lawsuit against Roger Ailes, CEO and Chairman of Fox News, and the toll it took on those closest to her, including her family. Following the screening, Gretchen Carlson will sit down for a one-on-one conversation with Lauren Y. Casteel, President & CEO of The Women's Foundation of Colorado, a unique community foundation focused on the advancement of women and their families.
About Gretchen Carlson & Lauren Y. Casteel:
Journalist, author, and advocate Gretchen Carlson paved the way for #metoo with her historic 2016 sexual harassment complaint against the chairman of Fox News. Named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and author of New York Times bestsellers “Be Fierce” and “Getting Real,” Carlson is one of America’s most successful news anchors and a globally recognized advocate for women’s empowerment./p>
Lauren Y. Casteel is president and CEO of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, the only community foundation in the state focused on the economic advancement of women and girls. She is the first person in Colorado to lead three foundations and possesses more than 20 years of philanthropic leadership as well as a career-long dedication to inclusiveness. Lauren is an experienced and recognized advocate for women, children, youth, and families in Colorado.
Throughout her career, Lauren has earned numerous accolades. Most recently, the Anti-Defamation League honoured her with the 2018 Civil Rights Award. In 2016, she received the Monte Pascoe Civic Leadership Award, presented annually by Denver’s Mayor to a member of the community. She also has been named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and is a 2014 inductee into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.
She has interviewed many dynamic women for The Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s community building and fundraising events, including former First Lady Michelle Obama, award-winning actress Octavia Spencer, and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer, Misty Copeland.