Writer and Activist
Soraya Chemaly is an award-winning writer and media critic whose writing appears regularly in national and international media. Ms. Chemaly is also the co-founder and director of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project and organizer of an international civil society network dedicated to expanding women’s civic and political participation. She has spear-headed multiple successful campaigns challenging corporations to address inclusivity, online harassment and hate, and algorithmic bias. Prior to 2010, Ms. Chemaly spent more than fifteen years as a market development executive and consultant in the media and data technology industries.
Her recent book, Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger, is a comprehensive look at how identity and emotional expression affect men’s and women’s personal, professional and political lives. Rage was named one a Best Book of 2018 by The Washington Post, Fast Company, Psychology Today and Book Riot.