Coming Soon: A Nationwide Day of Assessment and Reflection
Plans are underway for #CheckYourWorkplace – a day to assess and reflect on the visible and invisible signs that demonstrate a lack of equity and respect in the workplace and start the process to change the culture of your workplace to one that provides support, dignity, equity, and respect for all workers.
After the exposure of Harvey Weinstein as a sexual predator in the workplace, and brave survivors declared “#MeToo,” the movement to end sexual harassment and violence gained momentum. Powerful and abusive men were finally being held accountable. Survivors were heard and believed. Many workplaces changed policies, practices, and developed new training on sexual harassment.
But has this been enough? What more can your workplace do? What more can you do?
We all deserve to work in an environment that promotes respect, equity, dignity, and safety. And firing a few bad actors simply won’t save the movie. It’s about culture.
Workplaces that routinely sideline and marginalize women, people of color, and LGBTQ workers, and fail to have these workers in positions of leadership and influence, provide fertile ground for sexual harassment to take root in the workplace, and flourish.