Lisa Bowman is a survivor of workplace sexual harassment who shows women how to find their courage to stand up and speak out. More than 35 years after the landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson where sexual harassment was recognized as a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
In January of 2020, Lisa was terminated from her role as the global Chief Marketing Officer of United Way Worldwide in retaliation for reporting sexual harassment of herself and others by a peer on the Executive Team.
As a female leader, Lisa felt that to stay silent was to be complicit in condoning this and providing a path forward for this behavior to continue. She went public with her story via HuffPost in November of 2020 fueling significant media coverage that subsequently led to the resignation of United Way’s long standing CEO on February 9, 2021.