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Gretchen Carlson
Journalist; Author, 'Be Fierce'

Gretchen Carlson has been at the forefront of gender equality and diversity for the last decade, consistently defying expectations placed on her. Advocating bravery and empowerment at every turn, Gretchen has become a force of innumerable power in our current cultural climate, taking on patriarchal notions of gender and sexuality head-on with extreme resilience and zeal. After a bold TIME Magazine cover, Gretchen used the power of her pen to write poignant and reflective columns for MOTTO (Time Magazine); most recently being honored as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. Frequently addressing crowds at some of the country’s top conferences and speaking engagements with her signature wit and candor, she continues to be a tireless advocate for young women and is committed to gender equality, exemplifying how you can truly have it all – a successful career, a substantive family life, and an altruistic purpose.