may 2018 - PBS Newshour
#MeToo & Sexual Harassment Reform in Congress
Purple Campaign President Ally Coll Steele discusses #MeToo and sexual harassment reform in Congress with PBS Newshour. Watch the Full Program
"I was really moved by what the House did in January. As a former Hill Staffer, I was a little cynical about Congress's ability to quickly get things done -- but they did. They responded really quickly to this moment and with a bill that makes a lot of really important changes. It's been dismaying to see it held up in the Senate for so long."
april 2018 - adweek
Purple Campaign President Ally Coll Steele discusses #MeToo's culture of silence with Adweek :
“Until recently, this systemic problem was kept in the shadows by a legal regime that exacerbated the very power imbalances that allow harassment to occur in the first place." Read Full Article.
MARCH 2018 - LAW 360
"Ally Coll Steele, co-founder of the nonprofit Purple Campaign aimed at ending workplace sexual harassment, said she believes Munger Tolles’ leaked document and the swift social media pressure placed on it and other legal industry players is the closest event to a #MeToo moment that the legal world has faced."
“To see that begin organically and to have such a quick response from a major law firm...sends a big message to other law firms that they need to begin looking at their policies,” Steele said. Read Full Article
MARCH 2018 - THe BATTERY, SAN FRANCISCO
Purple Campaign cofounder, Jessica Patterson joins Airbnb General Counsel Rob Chesnut in a conversation on the #MeToo movement and how companies, business leaders and employees can create change in the workplace. Watch Full Program
February 2018 - Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV, The American Law Journal
Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV, The American Law Journal presents “Workplace Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo/Weinstein Era.” Christopher Naughton welcomes former Boies Schiller attorney Ally Coll Steele, founder of The Purple Campaign, who joins the conversation via satellite from Washington DC. Watch Full Program
February 2018 - LAW360
Even if the council does not have the authority to review the complaints against Judge Kozinski, it has an obligation to investigate the actions and policies that may have enabled the alleged misconduct to go on for years, according to Ally Coll Steele, cofounder and president of the Purple Campaign, a new nonprofit aimed at ending workplace sexual harassment. "To the extent there is any question about whether the judicial branch has the authority to conduct such an investigation, Congress should take action to remedy that," Steele said. Read Full Article
JANUARY 2018 - The American Lawyer
Just a week after leaving her position as a litigation associate at Boies Schiller Flexner in Washington, D.C., Alexandra “Ally” Coll Steele announced her new gig in a piece she wrote for The Washington Post on Jan. 25. In doing so, Steele added her voice to a growing chorus of women coming together to fight systemic workplace sexual harassment. Steele, in tandem with former London School of Economics and Political Science classmate Jessica Patterson, has now launched a new nonprofit called The Purple Campaign. Read Full Article
JANUARY 2018 - The Washington Post
Last week, almost exactly a year after Donald Trump was sworn in as our 45th president, I left my job at the prestigious law firm Boies Schiller Flexner. At first blush, Trump’s administration appears to have little to do with the firm founded 20 years ago by a well-known champion of progressive causes who represented Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore during the 2000 recount. But for me, the two have become inextricably connected. Read Full Article