Director, Women's Media Center Speech Project
Soraya Chemaly is an award-winning writer and media critic whose writing appears regularly in national and international media including The Atlantic, The Nation, Verge, Quartz, TIME, Salon, The Guardian and The New Statesman. She speaks frequently on topics related to inclusivity, free speech, sexualized violence, data and technology. She is also the director of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project and currently serves on the national boards of the Women’s Media Center and Women, Action and the Media, and the advisory councils of the Center for Democracy and Technology, VIDA, and Common Sense Media. As an activist, Ms. Chemaly has spear-headed multiple successful campaigns challenging corporations to address online harassment and abuse, restrictive content moderation and censorship, and institutional biases that affect free speech. In 2017, she was the co-recipient of the Newhouse Mirror Award for Best Single Feature of 2016. She is the author of the upcoming book, Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger.