Susan Fowler

Technology Ed
New York Times

SUSAN FOWLER is a central figure in the #MeToo movement. Named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2017 as one of the silence breakers, Fowler is the former Uber engineer whose viral blog post ignited an ongoing, worldwide conversation. The Financial Times named her Person of the Year as well. Her actions, the paper writes, hold “the potential to improve the way women are treated at work permanently.” That’s Fowler’s public narrative, so far. But her personal story—a homeschooled science nerd, a successful woman in STEM against incredible odds—is equally fascinating. In uplifting talks, she tackles a variety of topics, including how regular people can affect positive change on a global and personal scale.

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