Stanford alumna Gretchen Carlson returns to encourage others to ‘Be Fierce’

Former Fox News anchor and Stanford alumna GRETCHEN CARLSON returns to The Farm on Tuesday, March 13, at 6 p.m. to discuss her recently released book, “Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back.” Carlson won the 1989 Miss America pageant and graduated from Stanford with honors. After Stanford, she pursued a distinguished journalism career.  In 2016, she became the face of sexual harassment in the workplace when she filed a harassment lawsuit against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.

Gretchen Carlson
Gretchen Carlson

Carlson’s visited is sponsored by the Stanford Libraries and the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. SHELLEY CORRELL, the Barbara D. Finberg Director of the Clayman Institute and professor of sociology, will join Carlson in conversation.

In “Be Fierce,” Carlson shares her experiences from Miss America to Fox News, as well as the powerful stories of women who also have experienced harassment. Carlson includes interviews with lawyers, psychologists and other experts confronting the problem of sexual harassment and advancing what has become an international conversation.

The event is free and will take place in CMEX Auditorium on campus, which is located in the Knight Management Center.  To register for a free book and for more information, visit the Stanford Event’s Calendar.

To learn more about Carlson, her experiences at Stanford and her new book, see the article in Stanford magazine, “Gretchen Carlson gets fierce.” In the question and answer article, she discusses her most vivid memory of Stanford: “Other than my orange shag carpet in Toyon? It was gross. That’s always the first thing that comes to mind when I think of my freshman dorm room. When I went back for my 20th reunion, they had new carpet. Thank God!”