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CAROLYN MCGOURTY SUPPLE

CHAIR AND CO-FOUNDER
PRESS FORWARD

Carolyn McGourty Supple is Chair and Co-Founder of Press Forward, a new initiative that arose from the #metoo movement dedicated to helping journalists deliver news effectively to the public by creating safe work environments, fostering ethical leadership and elevating women in the workplace. Working with newsrooms across the nation, Press Forward is partnering with the Poynter Institute to innovate sexual harassment training, conducting a groundbreaking study about women in the American news industry with a national consulting firm and producing dialogues and thought leadership with the next generation of journalists. Press Forward is also the TIME’S UP partner to the press, committed to supporting the Legal Defense Fund so that the most vulnerable in the industry are protected from discrimination and harassment.

Carolyn began her career as a journalist at ABC News, where she was an associate producer for the first national newscast on energy and the environment, “Focus Earth with Bob Woodruff.” She also worked on ABC’s flagship evening broadcast, “World News with Charles Gibson,” “Weekend Good Morning America,” and “The Barbara Walters Specials.” A former intern for “20/20” and “Primetime,” she also contributed to Engineering News Record.

Currently, she serves as an as experienced management consultant and technology strategist with Booz Allen Hamilton’s Solutions Studio in the Strategic Innovation Group based in San Francisco, where she advises leaders across sectors on tech scouting, strategic planning, data science, digital strategy and transformation. An innovative and cross-functional professional, she has written the strategic plan for a national performing arts center, piloted data science applications and developed the business strategy for an open source software solution. 

Carolyn has a B.S. from California Polytechnic in San Luis Obispo and a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a student fellow for the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.