#What Now: Pressing Forward in the Workplace


By Sarah E Sutton

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The Time’s Up and #MeToo movements have focused public attention on the inequalities and injustices women still face. This three-day initiative is designed to help students and faculty better understand the challenges and opportunities of creating safe, civil, and equitable workplaces for all. Join CNN New Day anchor Alisyn Camerota, and the co-founders of Press Forward (www.thepressforward.org), Dianna Pierce Burgess and Carolyn McGourty Supple, who are Leaders in Residence and Visiting Professors of Communication and Leadership. This initiative is sponsored by the Moody College (Communication & Leadership, Journalism, Honors Program, Advertising & PR) and the McCombs Diversity & Inclusion Initiative. Feb. 13th 10:00 – 10:50 a.m., BMC 1.202: Are We OK? Tools and Tips to Communicate Boundaries (Title IX workshop) Featured guests: Brelynn Thomas, Title IX Deputy and Education Coordinator Breall Baccus, Title IX Prevention Coordinator and Advocate Feb. 14th 9:30 – 10:45 a.m., BMC 2.106: #What Now: Pressing Forward in the Workplace Keynote: Alisyn Camerota, CNN New Day Anchor (for more information on this speaker, visit www.prhspeakers.com) Featured guests: Dianna Pierce Burgess and Carolyn McGourty Supple, Co-founders and Co-executive Directors, Press Forward (www.thepressforward.org), Leaders in Residence and Visiting Professors of Communication and Leadership Panelists: Meme Drumwright, Director, Communication and Leadership Degree Shiv Ganesh, Professor, Communication Studies Kathleen McElroy, Director, School of Journalism Feb. 15th 9:00 – 9:50 a.m., BMC 2.106: Creating Future Workplaces Featured guests: Dianna Pierce Burgess and Carolyn McGourty Supple, Co-founders and Co-executive Directors, Press Forward (www.thepressforward.org), Leaders in Residence and Visiting Professors of Communication and Leadership Panelists: Ethan Burris, Director, Center for Leadership Excellence, McCombs Meme Drumwright, Director, Communication and Leadership Degree Kate Pounders, Assistant Professor, Advertising & Public Relations Brelynn Thomas, Title IX Deputy and Education Coordinator