Change Agent Series: Diane Sawyer

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Change Agent Series: Diane Sawyer
The third change agent I want to recognize in this four-part series, is Television Journalist, Diane Sawyer. Following Catty Couric, Sawyer became the second female to break the glass ceiling World News had for women in the news. However, after 5 years, it is believed Sawyer left ABC’s evening news because she felt it was predominately male-dominated. After challenging the network with her truth, the critical situation failed to improve; therefore, she left. Leaving behind her an indictment of the lack of diversity in the network, and freeing her to work in a department where she can directly influence the course of Diversity and Inclusion.
She moved on to 20/20 where she made a huge impact on the transgender community in particular and Diversity and Inclusion in general. She interviewed Caitlyn Jenner, Olympic Gold-Medal winner who was formerly known as Bruce Jenner. This interview brought a great insight to the transgender community by highlighting the emotional and physical challenges of being a transgender individual. It told the nation and the world that transgender people are normal people; disabusing a notion that transgender is a symptom of a diseased mind or a case of mental illness. In addition to gracefully challenging the perspective of those who live outside of that community, the interview greatly encouraged the transgender community and inspired people who want to change their gender but lack the courage to do so.
Sawyer’s impact on the LGBTQ community was so great, she won a GLAAD Excellence in Media Award; a special award presented annually by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Sawyer is an Unconfined Diversity and Inclusion Leader.
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