In 2006, Tarana Burke created the slogan “Me Too” when she worked with young women of color affected by sexual abuse. More than a decade later, her slogan is the foundation of the global discussion about the abuse of power in the workplace.
While actress Alyssa Milano was the first person to encourage women to post #MeToo on social media if they experienced harassment, it was Tarana who launched the movement with those two powerful words. Tarana is the original member of “The Silence Breakers,” TIME magazine’s 2017 Person of the Year, which recognizes the women and men who have come forward with their stories of harassment and assault.
A social activist from the Bronx, Tarana currently serves as senior director of programs at Girls for Gender Equity. In 2006, she founded Just Be Inc., an organization promoting the wellness of young female minorities. This led to the creation of the “Me Too” slogan.
Tarana will join a historical panel discussion on respect, equality, and harassment in the workplace at WorkHuman 2018. Adam Grant, a Wharton professor and longtime advocate of greater equality in the workplace, will moderate this discussion which includes some of the leading voices of the #MeToo movement. Join Tarana and the global conversation about how to bring more humanity and respect to the workplace by registering for WorkHuman 2018.
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