Lift Our Voices believes that every workplace must treat everyone who walks through its doors with dignity and respect. Our mission is to create a seismic cultural shift where all current and former workers and volunteers are able to speak truth to power without adverse consequences and fear of retaliation. We advocate for an end to the harmful practice of mandatory Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), confidentiality provisions, and forced arbitration clauses that have prevented employees from publicly discussing and disclosing toxic workplace conditions, including sexual harassment and assault.
Many workers have been branded with a professional scarlet letter or suffer other kinds of personal and emotional trauma after being forced to adhere to these harmful practices following experiences with some form of harassment, abuse, discrimination, or retaliation at work.
In the wake of #MeToo and Time’s Up, it has never been clearer that we need to Lift Our Voices. A cultural shift will only happen when we all come together and demand it. Lift Our Voices strives to level the playing field for everyone – to fight for, support, and elevate all of us – not just for this generation, but for generations to come.
Journalist, author, TED talk alum, and advocate Gretchen Carlson helped pave the way for #MeToo with her historic 2016 sexual harassment complaint against the chairman of Fox News Roger Ailes. Named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, and author of New York Times bestsellers Be Fierce and Getting Real, Carlson is one of America’s most successful news anchors and a globally recognized advocate for women’s empowerment.
Political activist and advocate Julie Roginsky has long been an outspoken champion of women’s rights and issues. A nationally recognized political consultant, Roginsky began her career working at a prominent organization dedicated to electing more women to political office. Throughout her career, she has focused her efforts on mentoring and empowering women who seek to become engaged in the political process.
Diana Falzone is a veteran journalist who currently contributes to Vanity Fair and other cutting-edge publications. Her latest stories focus on the intricacies of non-disclosure agreements and the call to eradicate them.