It’s not because I’m shocked by Frances Haugen’s revelations during her interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes. It’s not because of yesterday’s 6-hour Facebook outage. It is because I believe her. Facebook does more harm than good.
Watching the interview I’m reminded by so many women who have displayed courage in coming forward with their truth. It has been my experience that the majority of women I know or have worked with are honest, inclusive, and have integrity. Here are a few that come to mind.
Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Manager of the N.I.C.E. Framework, Karen Wetzel, EDEquityGlobal Founder and Executive Director, Shauna (Oenning) Ruyle, and Next Cubed Sr. Director of Marketing, Maggey Hoffmann. Each has inspired me to be my best. Visit their links and you will learn why.
Justice Ginsburg left a lasting legacy in the area of gender equality and fair pay. Karen Wetzel advocates for cybersecurity workforce development at a time when it has become an urgent national security threat. I worked with Shauna as a judge during her inaugural STEM coding competitions that introduced co-ed teams. Maggey was instrumental in standing up San Diego’s CyberTECH Incubator.
Although Frances Haugen’s whistleblower action to the SEC is protected under law, her decision is like stepping on Superman's cape. She not only needs, but deserves our support. I've shared my intentions, I’d like to hear from you.
What do you think it will take to get Mark Zuckerberg’s attention? Email me Jerry@gitchel.com