Please join us for a lunchtime fundraiser hosted by Bailey DeWitt and Jackie Chiuchiarelli, co-hosted by Donna Andrighetto, Jeanne DeWitt, Helen Ferrari, Chelsea Kocis, and Lisa Troedson. (Host committee in formation.)
This event is part of a new initiative entitled “What She Should Know” that aims to provide mentorship and open discussion forums about challenges facing all women today. We are focused on actionable causes that will enact legislative change to further the transformative movement that is currently taking place in our country, from Hollywood to college campuses, to our highest government branches. We want to address the issues that the media doesn’t talk about for victims of sexual harassment and assault; the aftermath, the consequences, all the problems that are veiled within the imposed silence of women.
Learn more about our speakers below.
Michele Dauber is the Frederick I. Richman Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. From 2011-13, Professor Dauber co-chaired the Board on Judicial Affairs and helped to lead the process that revised Stanford’s policy on sexual assault. She is a nationally-respected advocate for improving college and university policies on sexual assault in order to increase compliance with Title IX. She is currently the Chair of the campaign to recall Judge Aaron Persky, the judge who sentenced Stanford swimmer Brock Turner to only six months in jail (he was out after three months) after Turner was convicted of three felony sex crimes for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at a frat party. The victim impact statement by the young woman, known as "Emily Doe" went viral on Buzzfeed, and was read online more than 20 million times. The recall campaign has just qualified for the June 2018 ballot in Santa Clara County, California after a historic grassroots effort that successfully collected nearly 100K signatures. The campaign's goal is to challenge the culture of impunity for high-status sexual harassers and assailants. Read more.
Chelsea Burkett does New Business Development for YouTube, where she currently supports the Abuse, Trust & Safety teams toward making the platform a safe place for viewers, creators and brands. Chelsea is a graduate of Stanford University and the Harvard Business School. Chelsea has spent the past 3.5 years combating sexual assault and harassment in schools, having exposed her own grooming and abuse at the hands of a predatory English teacher at the prestigious Marlborough in Los Angeles. She is currently pursuing legislative change in connection with her case, speaking out and supporting other victims facing issues around sexual assault and harassment across industries and environments. Her story has been featured in Vanity Fair, The LA Times, and Buzzfeed. She has also appeared on ABC's Nightline. Read more.
Niniane Wang is an engineering director at Niantic responsible for the upcoming Harry Potter augmented reality game, Ingress, and the social layer for those games and Pokémon GO. She was founder and CEO of Evertoon until it was acquired by Niantic. Previously she was Chief Technology Officer of Minted and an engineering leader at Google and Microsoft. She co-created Google Desktop Search and was the first leader of Gmail Ads engineering. She is a board advisor to Serena & Lily, and also advises a venture capital fund Basis Set Ventures. Niniane led the pack in exposing venture capitalist sexual harassment in 2017 and has helped a number of women struggling with workplace harassment. She's been a feature speaker for gender equality topics at Fortune Brainstorm Tech, the National Venture Capitalist Association, an annual meeting of California family offices, Kauffman Partners venture capitalist fellowship program, and Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen. Read more.
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