Panelists and Moderator
Farai Chideya is an author, researcher, and the journalism program officer at the Ford Foundation. She has covered the past six presidential elections for a variety of outlets, and is the author of six books, the most recent of which is 2016’s The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption. Before joining the Ford Foundation she was a fellow at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, studying media coverage of the 2016 election.
Jodi Kantor is a prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and a best-selling author. In 2017, she and Megan Twohey broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s decades of alleged abuse towards women. Their reporting set off a worldwide reckoning that encouraged victims to speak, brought powerful men in a wide range of fields to account, and shifted attitudes and policies around the globe.
Rebecca Traister is a writer at large for New York Magazine and the author of Big Girls Don’t Cry and All The Single Ladies. A National Magazine Award finalist and winner of the Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion & Analysis, she has written about women in politics, media, and entertainment from a feminist perspective for The New Republic, Elle, and Salon and has also contributed to The Nation, The New York Observer, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vogue, Glamour, and Marie Claire.
Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate, and in that capacity, has been writing their “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns since 1999. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and Commentary, among other places.