Thursday 09/10/2020
Grand East
9:00AM - 9:50AM
(50 minutes)

Opening Keynote

She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harrassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement

On October 5, 2017, the New York Times published an article by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey–and then the world changed. But nothing could have prepared the two reporters for what followed the publication of their Weinstein story. Within days, a veritable Pandora’s Box of sexual harassment and abuse was opened, and women who had suffered in silence for generations began coming forward, trusting that the world would understand their stories.
Over the next twelve months, hundreds of men from every walk of life and industry would be outed for mistreating their colleagues. But did too much change–or not enough? Those questions plunged the two journalists into a new phase of reporting and some of their most startling findings yet.
With superlative detail, insight, and journalistic expertise, Twohey takes us for the first time into the very heart of this social shift, reliving in real-time what it took to get the story and giving an up-close portrait of the forces that hindered and spurred change. She describes the surprising journeys of those who spoke up–for the sake of other women, for future generations, and for themselves–and so changed us all.
Megan Twohey
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist
She Said
New York, USA