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Women inspire me every single day. Their tenacity, wit, enthusiasm, power and grace have provided the world with amazing businesses that have transformed industries. Her Success Story is a podcast that allows these impactful and fascinating women to share their success journey with the world. Their triumphs, along with their failures. Their lessons, along with their leadership. And their determination to follow their dreams. Listen in each week as we talk to women in fashion, coaching, corporate, legal and so much more.

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Jan 21, 2019

Gretchen Carlson is a veteran journalist, a tireless advocate for female empowerment, and a much sought after inspirational speaker and social commentator. A graduate of Stanford University, Carlson has emerged as one of the most influential voices in the #MeToo movement, lobbying Congress to enact laws to prohibit forced arbitration clauses in employment contracts that silence and demean victims of sexual harassment.

In 2017, Carlson established the Gift of Courage Fund, which provides financial grants to organizations that empower girls and boys, and the Gretchen Carlson Leadership Initiative, which sponsors free educational seminars and workshops across the country for underserved women who may not have the means or support to seek redress for harassment. She is married to sports agent Casey Close and is the mother of two teenage children.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Building her career in journalism and TV and her book, “Be Fierce.”
  • Why life going in different directions is a good thing
  • The importance of teamwork and how experience serves you well as you attain higher positions
  • The advice her father gave her that she thinks about every day of her life
  • Her documentary, “Gretchen Carlson, Breaking the Silence,” which debuted a week ago and is available on demand on Lifetime which documents her travels across the country focusing on the every woman story
  • What we need men to do to support women in this movement
  • Why the American public has been misinformed about harassment issues for decades and how we can change that
  • What playing violin as a young woman taught her about her life in front of the camera
  • Not feeling guilty about working and how it’s made her a better role model for her children