High-Profile Women Take Over for Disgraced Men

Lauren Leader-Chivée on MSNBC

Gretchen Carlson New Leadership Initiative with Lauren Leader-Chivée

Gretchen Carlson and Lauren Leader-Chivee are teaming up to launch a leadership initiative as part of the All In Together organization. During Cheddar’s special episode of Closing Bell in partnership with Cosmopolitan, the duo explain how they are providing real solutions to women combating sexual harassment through this project.Leader-Chivee says this organization works with women across the political spectrum to teach them the tools of power, influence, and impact. “If women don’t stand up and hold the elected leaders that we send to office accountable for representing our interest bad things happen,” said Leader-Chivee. Carlson says it is important to inspire anyone to come forward and feel that their voice matters.According to a recent report by Cosmopolitan and Survey Monkey, among people who have been harassed more than once at work 17 percent have quit their jobs as a result. The survey also found 42 percent of employed women have had a male colleague comment on their appearance in a way that made them feel accountable.


Lauren Leader-Chivée at the BE Conference

Politics has filtered down into every section of American life, it seems — but some have found ways to energize their careers through activism.

A knowledgeable, civic-minded group of women gathered at The BE Conference in Austin, Texas, on Monday to discuss the relevance of political action in their jobs — and how they’ll mobilize through challenging contemporary times.

Famous filibuster star and former Texas state Senator Wendy Davis, decorated journalist Soledad O’Brien, All in Together CEO Lauren Leader-Chivée and Planned Parenthood EVP Dawn Laguens gathered at the inaugural BE Conference to discuss calls to action.

TheWrap Founder and CEO Sharon Waxman hosted the conversation, which touched on feminism, embracing opposing views and running for office.

The BE is a special gathering of influential women in Media, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship and Technology. The two-day event offers networking, workshops, panels and mentor sessions with top industry executives, thought leaders and creatives in a first-class setting for networking, mentorship and ideas.

The BE is a joint creation of TheWrap and the Mom 2.0 Summit, and was hosted at Austin’s Omni Barton Creek Resort and Hotel in Texas.

Lauren Leader-Chivee on the Issue with Issues–MediaVillage