A Memoir of Sexism, Retaliation, and the Fight They Didn’t See Coming
Why are women who stand up for themselves labeled as troublemakers?
Sports journalist and TV host, Lisa Cornwell, says she’s always stood up to bullies and those in authority who push people around and get away with it. Today we discuss Lisa’s memoir Troublemaker and some of her challenges with the Golf Channel/NBC Universal and her fight to balance the scales.
What can other women – and people in general – learn from her experience? Plenty. But most of all Lisa says: “I want it to empower women who’ve been silenced out of fear of losing their jobs to speak up and to do it loudly. As Elie Wiesel so poignantly once said, ‘Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”’
About Lisa Cornwell
A respected voice in the golf field, Lisa Cornwell spent seven years as on-air host and reporter for Golf Channel. Before that she worked in similar roles for the Big Ten Network and local affiliates. Lisa is a four-time Arkansas Women’s State Golf champion, a twp-time AJGA first-team All-American, a two-time All-State basketball player, and in 1992 was named the Arkansas Female Athlete of the Year. She was recently inducted into the Arkansas Golf and Arkansas Sports Halls of Fame. She co-wrote her memoir Troublemaker with professional writer, author, musician, Tucker Booth.