Gretchen Carlson's journey from Miss America to women's rights activist

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Anoka native Gretchen Carlson became one of the faces of the #MeToo movement when the TV anchor sued Fox News CEO Roger Ailes for harassment. The former Miss America got a large financial settlement, an apology, and a new mission.

Since then, she has used her platform to amplify the voices of other women experiencing harassment, to lobby for legislation to make it easier for women to come forward with claims, and to inspire a new generation of women leaders.

Carlson's Gift of Courage fund partnered with All in Together, a non-partisan women's foundation, to hold the Gretchen Carlson Leadership Initiative Regional Summit taking place on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Wilder Center Auditorium. The event is free.

Angela Davis spoke with Carlson about her long career, her Minnesota roots, and her unlikely reinvention.

To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.