Fowler is the woman who brought down Uber’s CEO after she wrote her now-famous memo about the culture of sexual harassment at Uber. The New York Times recently sat down with her to talk about her life and reflect on that memo, and one interesting takeaway from that story was that Fowler said she believes that the increase in woman taking a stand against sexual harassment and assault–as she did with Uber and others are doing now with Harvey Weinstein–might have been inadvertently triggered by Donald Trump’s presidential win. Trump himself is no stranger to allegations of sexual improprieties. As Fowler told the Times:
“The second Trump won, I felt super-powerless and I thought, ‘Oh my God, no one’s looking out for us. They have the House, they have the Senate, they have the White House. And so we have to take it back ourselves. We have to be the ones doing the work.”
But as Fowler acknowledges in the piece, that work has just begun.