As sexual misconduct scandals continue to ripple out from Hollywood, Speechless star Minnie Driver, who spoke out against male colleagues who called for differentiating among types of misconduct, joined Jodi Rudoren, Associate Managing Editor of the New York Times, in a live conversation about the social reckoning taking place in workplaces around the world, and what might happen next.
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Minnie Driver has been charming audiences with relatable roles and surprising characters for more than two decades. She has been nominated for an Academy Award, an Emmy and a Golden Globe, among many other honours.
In December, as sexual misconduct scandals spread from Hollywood to other halls of power, Minnie made international headlines when she said men focusing on distinguishing among types of bad behaviour were “utterly tone deaf” and “part of the problem.”
Minnie has appeared in some 40 films and more than two dozen television series, and is a singer-songwriter with three albums. Now starring in “Speechless” as the irrepressible and indefatigable mother of a disabled child, Minnie is herself a mom to a son born in 2008.
Jodi Rudoren is an Associate Managing Editor of The New York Times focused on global strategy. She also oversees the company’s new gender initiative, which launched The #MeToo Moment, a pop-up newsletter, after the groundbreaking reporting about sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein and so many others.
Jodi has been a reporter and editor at The New York Times for 20 years, including stints as bureau chief in Jerusalem and Chicago and covering the 2004 American presidential campaign. Formerly Jodi Wilgoren, she combined her surname with that of her husband, the former Gary Ruderman, an architect, comedy writer and theater director. They have 10-year-old twins.