Power Shift Project

an initiative promoting workplace integrity on behalf of women in the news industry

Jill Geisler, Freedom Forum Institute Fellow on Women’s Leadership Jill’s Bio

The project’s goal is to create workplaces free of harassment, discrimination and incivility, and full of opportunity, especially for those who have traditionally been denied it.

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The Freedom Forum Institute is committed to promoting workplace integrity, defined as eliminating sexual harassment and creating opportunities for all. This is the goal of the Power Shift Project, an outgrowth of the Power Shift Summit that was held at the Newseum in January 2018. The project helps journalists and newsroom leaders implement the solutions identified at the summit, which are detailed in the Power Shift Report below.

Jill Geisler, the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago, will help guide the Power Shift Project as the newly appointed Freedom Forum Institute Fellow in Women’s Leadership.

The resources and programs of the Power Shift Project are designed for leaders, HR professionals, educators, employees and interns, and the lessons can be applied to all sectors of the workforce — not just the media. We invite you to use our resources in your classroom or workplace, participate in our programs and engage with us on social media. Together we can make the workplace a safer, more empowering environment for all.

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Power Shift Project

The Power Shift Project is launching one-of-a-kind interactive training for media organizations to advance the goal of workplaces free of harassment and discrimination.

Next Workshop: Jan. 16-17, 2019

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Book a Trainer

Invest in this high-quality training designed by journalists for journalists, and delivered by a member of the Freedom Forum Institute’s “go team” of skilled facilitators.

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Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The Power Shift Project’s diverse advisory board is made up of women and men who are leaders of media companies, educational institutions and journalism associations.

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Power Shift Summit Report

Power Shift Summit Report

Results from the Power Shift Summit are summarized in this report, which identifies seven key solutions.

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Resources

Resources

Find free resources to use in your workplace or school, including handouts and reference materials.

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Power Shift Videos

Power to the Interns

Watch videos from recent Power Shift events, including “Power to the Interns” and the Power Shift Summit.

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Power Shift Project News

Power Shift Project News

Bookmark this link to stay up to date on Power Shift Project events and other announcements.

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#PowerShiftPledge

Make the Power Shift Pledge

Please join us in taking the #PowerShiftPledge, and commit to eliminating sexual harassment and workplace misconduct.

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