Anita Sarkeesian is an award-winning media critic and the creator and executive director of Feminist Frequency, an educational nonprofit that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Her work focuses on deconstructing the stereotypes and tropes associated with women in popular culture as well as highlighting issues surrounding the targeted harassment of women in online and gaming spaces. Anita was named one of TIME's 100 most influential people in the world in 2015 and was the recipient of the 2014 Game Developers Choice Ambassador Award. In 2016 Anita was awarded an honorary PhD from The New School.
Cynthia Lowen is the director and producer of Netizens, a feature documentary exposing the proliferation of cyber harassment faced by women, spreading from the web to the most intimate corners of their lives. She is also the producer/writer of the acclaimed documentary Bully, depicting “a year in the life” of America’s bullying crisis. Lauded by reviewers, Bully was nominated for two Emmys and awarded the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award for excellence in journalism. Cynthia is also a writer and winner of the National Poetry Series for her collection, The Cloud That Contained the Lightning.
Carrie owns a law firm based out of Brooklyn that represents targets of stalking (online and off), blackmail, and sexual assault. Later this year Penguin will publish her book about fighting off the four types of offenders who try to attack her clients -- assholes, psychos, perverts, and trolls.
Tina Reine is an environmental commodities trader in New York City, only recently able to return to her career due to online harassment. Prior to her experience with the cyber terrorism, her career included positions in Environmental Markets for CantorFitzgerald in London, JP Morgan in NYC and for NextEra Energy in Florida, where she received the Innovation Award for creating a new financial product. She has an MBA from Columbia Business School. Additionally, she started aerial acrobatics in her forties and now performs in Miami and NYC, as well as teaches young girls and boys- encouraging them to be strong both mentally and physically.