Jan 29, 2019
In October of 2017, the New York Times reported that Harvey Weinstein was battling allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted sexual contact, and had reached at least eight settlements with women. This event fueled the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements bringing greater national awareness to the degree to which women are being sexually harassed in the workplace and what people are doing to address it.
Today we are hearing from experts about sexual harassment in the workplace. We will touch on what policies have not been working, what our guests are doing to create healthier work environments, and what the future holds.
My guests on today’s show are on the leading edge of making the workplace safer for everyone.
Ally Coll Steele is President of the Purple Campaign, a non-profit that is succeeding in ending workplace harassment by implementing stronger corporate policies, establishing better laws and empowering people to create lasting change within their own workplaces and communities. Follow Ally on Twitter at @allycollsteele
Andrea Johnson is the Senior Counsel for State Policy at the National Women’s Law Center where she coordinates efforts to advance state policies on sexual harassment. She has worked directly on legislation and litigation related to sexual harassment and is closely involved with the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund. You can follow Andrea on Twitter at @andylynnjo
Johnny C. Taylor is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest HR professional society. SHRM members impact the lives of over one hundred and fifteen million workers every day. Johnny is frequently invited to testify before Congress on critical workforce issues such as sexual harassment. He authors the weekly column, "Ask HR," in USA Today. You can follow Johnny on Twitter at @JohnnyCTaylorJr