Time’s Up Defense Fund Founder Tina Tchen: ‘We Need Folks to Know They Can Be Protected’ (Video)

Power Women Summit: “You cannot bully these women around because we are going to be there to support them,” Tchen said

Tina Tchen, formerly chief of staff for Michelle Obama and now the founder of the Time’s Up Defense Fund, started a legal practice focused on workplace sexual harassment just weeks before the first Harvey Weinstein story broke.

She quickly realized that women who spoke out against powerful Hollywood figures like Harvey Weinstein would often have to deal with expensive lawsuits. But it was even harder for lower-wage women speaking out in other industries.

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Brian Welk

Brian Welk

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