Tuesday, December 14th at 6:30 PM
Our yearly empowerment event, Women on the Move, was a virtual gathering featuring a keynote interview with best-selling author and nationally-acclaimed media personality Sunny Hostin! She was interviewed by ABC’s CEO & President Diane Bell-McKoy.
We explored the impact of the “great resignation”, the nuances of remote work/life balance, and the outlook of equity in the career sector. The interview was followed by a guest panel discussion between Maryland-based women leaders.
Sunny is a three-time Emmy Award-winner, New York Times best-selling author, and nationally-acclaimed media personality. Sunny previously served as a host and legal analyst at CNN and recently released her New York Times best-selling novel, “Summer on the Bluffs” (William Morrow), the first book in her “Summer” trilogy.
Sunny also announced the launch of her production company, Sunny Hostin Productions, a global, multi-platform media company that will produce and create premium film and television content highlighting important social justice issues, meaningful stories, and underrepresented groups.
After graduating from Notre Dame Law School, Hostin began her career as an appellate law clerk and went on to become a trial attorney and federal prosecutor with the United States Justice Department. During her time as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, she was awarded the Special Achievement Award by Attorney General Janet Reno for her prosecution of child sexual predators. She serves as a board member for Safe Horizon, where she fought for the successful passage of the New York State Child Victims Act in 2019, making it easier for child sex abuse victims to seek justice as adults. An inescapable voice from the top echelons of news and entertainment, she continues using her platform to advocate for and give voice to the marginalized.
A gifted storyteller, Sunny’s impressive depth of knowledge carries over to politics and the criminal justice system. She has brought clarity and context to some of the biggest stories of the past decade, including incisive political analysis of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and subsequent presidency, the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol, the Derek Chauvin trial and verdict, the college admission scandal, the George Zimmerman trial, the unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore, and the AME church shooting in Charleston. In May 2020, Sunny and a group of Black female activists penned an authoritative op-ed for The Washington Post urging presidential candidate Joe Biden to select a Black female vice-presidential candidate, ultimately predicting his selection of Kamala Harris.
Sunny currently resides in New York with her husband Manny and two children, Gabriel and Paloma.
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