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Cary Hughes Weekes is a cofounder of Press Forward, the TIME'S UP partner to the press. Press Forward is a new initiative dedicated to transforming culture in American newsrooms to help journalists deliver news effectively to the public by creating safe work environments, fostering ethical leadership and elevating women in the workplace. Cary connected with the other women of Press Forward in the fall of 2017 during the onslaught of misconduct revelations of some of the media industry’s most powerful men. Cary believes in a world where women of all kinds can work in an environment that is civil and respectful, fair and free of sexual harassment, innuendo, and assault.
Cary graduated from Duke University and settled in New York City, working in the news media for Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, HBO’s On the Record with Bob Costas, CNN’s American Morning, and FoxNews’s Dayside with Linda Vester. She returned to South Carolina in 2009 and has dedicated her efforts to the betterment of the community in which she serves. Cary has served as Chair of the Board of The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, the 7th largest children’s museum in the country, and is currently the Board Chair of Christ Church Episcopal School, a k-12 independent school serving over 1100 students. Additionally, she serves as a Trustee for the Peace Center, the Upstate’s 6-acre cultural center in the heart of downtown Greenville, and as a Trustee for the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation, a state-wide organization.