The Harvey Weinstein story broke because several brave women spoke out after decades of being silent. There are upwards of 100 women who have made accusations against Weinstein, and many more who have accused men in powerful positions in Hollywood and beyond. This panel will hear from the #SilenceBreakers, the women who put their names, reputations, and careers on the line to stand up and change the culture. They will share their experiences and the impact speaking up has taken on lives and careers.
Tatiana Siegel joined The Hollywood Reporter in 2003 and has been covering the film industry ever since. Her award-winning expose on Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara — a story 17 months in the making — led to his resignation 12 days after publication. In 2019, she was named print journalist of the year at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards.
Sarah Ann Masse is an outspoken voice against rape culture, a supporter of sexual violence survivors, and came forward about her abuse by Harvey Weinstein. She’s worked with Echo Training, Time’s Up, SAG-Aftra, Equal Rights Advocates, and lawmakers to create a safer world for all survivors. Known as half of the viral British-American comedy duo “We Are Thomasse”, she’s won awards for her rom-com “Tristan & Kelly” (co-starring Game of Thrones’ Toby Sebastian) and collaborates with Grammy-Winner Jason Mraz.
Sheri Sher Published Author , CO founder of the first all-female deejay and rap group in hip hop history.
Drew Dixon is the accomplished former Vice President of A&R at Arista Records, a former Director of A&R at Def Jam Recordings, the former General Manager of John Legend’s independent label Homeschool Records, and the former manager of recording artist Estelle. She is a preeminent creative authority who has produced hit records with world-class performers Carlos Santana (“Maria, Maria”), Aretha Franklin (“A Rose Is Still A Rose”), Whitney Houston (“My Love Is Your Love”), Estelle (“American Boy”), Lauryn Hill, Monica, Deborah Cox, Method Man, the Notorious B.IG., Q-Tip, Brand Nubian, Ceelo Green, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Kanye West and many more. Drew has been a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences since 2001.
Jasmine Lobe is a writer, actor, and silence breaker Jasmine Lobe pens the relationship column, “The J-Spot”, for the Observer. She has also written for Cosmopolitan, Thought Catalog, The OkCupid Blog, New York Natives, and The Know Cultural Almanac. She’s co-starred on Law & Order, Dirt, Cane, Retired at 35, The Human Giant, Hope & Faith, and acted in multiple web series and independent films. She is currently writing a memoir.