In 2017, Uber engineer Susan Fowler blew the whistle on sexual harassment inside the Silicon Valley behemoth, launching a worldwide conversation about the place of women and their experience in the tech sector. Since then, others in tech have been emboldened to call out misconduct inside their respective companies. This panel will explore how the broader #MeToo movement has influenced the tech space globally, its potential to fundamentally change how women are treated at work and where there’s still lots of progress to be made.
Before she even entered college, Catrena Norris Carter was already surrounded by some of the biggest names in the civil rights movement, Rosa Parks, Jesse Jackson and Coretta Scott King.
Catrena, along with Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, worked side by side with leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, speaking with everyone from kids to politicians and the homeless to those who have been involved in prostitution.
Catrena serves as National Coordinator for Selma’s Bridge Crossing Jubilee. Previously, she served as Executive Director of the Selma to Montgomery 50th Anniversary Commemoration Foundation, as well as the Executive Producer of Centric/BET’S “Salute Selma” Docu-concert and SHEROS documentary, featuring some of the female living legends of the movement. In 2008, Catrena Founded Women Of Will (WOW), a statewide, nonpartisan, 501 (c) (3) organization that works to empower women to become more politically and civically involved.