Meet the 2023 speakers for the Women in Leadership Conference

Gretchen Carlson headshot at OKC Women in Leadership

Gretchen Carlson

Journalist, Author, Female Empowerment Advocate

New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and internationally recognized trailblazer for women’s rights in the workplace. In 2016, she boldly went public with harassment claims against then Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, paving the way for the #MeToo movement. Her story has been told in the movie Bombshell and the Showtime mini-series The Loudest Voice.

Gretchen is no stranger to your screen, having spent over 30 years as a journalist. She notably hosted the Saturday edition of The Early Show on CBS News, Fox News’ Fox & Friends, and The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson.

Today, Gretchen is ushering in a new movement as a co-founder of Lift Our Voices, a nonprofit organization fighting to eradicate forced arbitration clauses and non-disclosure agreements in workplace contracts that keep toxic workplace issues silent.

Gretchen recently joined the PeopleTV newsroom as a special contributor and hosts a daily news podcast on Quake Media, Get The News with Gretchen Carlson. She is relentlessly dedicated to sharing her story to help create safe, welcoming, and harassment-free environments in workplaces all across the world. 

Gretchen Carlson is a change maker, and she’s just getting started.