raceAhead: Why time's up will work

    By: Kelsey Vuillemot on Jan 08, 2018

    Ellen McGirt writes, "Happy New Year, raceAhead readers. I hope you’re buckled in.

    If anyone thought the Me Too era was set to merely flash bright and flame out with some Twitter perp walks and weak haggles over 'Matt Lauer money,' then some very powerful women would like to have a word.

    Time’s Up is a brand new alliance of over 300 women who work in the entertainment industry, who have joined forces to address sexual abuse and correct the widespread imbalance of power for women in entertainment and beyond. Their ranks include the very powerful and the very vocal: Viola Davis, America Ferrera, Jane Fonda, Roxane Gay, Rashida Jones, Eva Longoria, Shonda Rhimes, Gloria Steinem, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon.

    'The struggle for women to break in, to rise up the ranks and to simply be heard and acknowledged in male-dominated workplaces must end; time’s up on this impenetrable monopoly,' says their opening salvo, a letter in the New York Times and Spanish-language newspaper La Opinión.

    There are many notable things about this effort, the least of which is the call for famous women to wear black on the many red carpets they walk. In addition to tackling issues of harassment, they are planning to support initiatives addressing the underrepresentation of women in the C-Suite and pay inequity.

    But it began with an immediate declaration of intersectional support."

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    Released: January 8, 2018, 9:50 am
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