Spurred by the multitude of sexual abuse scandals, top Hollywood executives have tapped Anita Hill
to chair the newly formed Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace.
The commission made the announcement Friday following a meeting convened by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy
, Nike Foundation founder and co-chair Maria Eitel, Nina Shaw, and venture captialist Freada Kapor Klein.
“The Commission will not seek just one solution, but a comprehensive strategy to address the complex and inter-related causes of the problems of parity and power,” said Kennedy. “The fact that so many industry leaders—across film, television, music, digital, unions, agencies, Ata, AMPAS, television academy and guilds—came together, in one room, to explore solutions speaks to a new era.”
Hill went public in 1991 with allegations of sexual harassment during the Senate confirmation process for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Since then, in addition to teaching law and policy at Brandeis University, Hill has been