Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation CEO on How to End The Culture of Sexual Harassment
Words have power. Too often today, they are being used to tear us down and apart, making us feel helpless and defenseless. Alternatively, words can build us up, strengthen us and give us the ability to move forward together, constructively. I choose to focus on the latter believing that none of us can afford the continued costs of remaining silent.
As a female CEO, I have a responsibility to speak out, and I am compelled to do so now. The pervasive workplace culture of sexual harassment, intimidation and the undervaluing of women must be addressed both swiftly and firmly.
It is now time to take deliberate, verifiable and precise steps to ensure that the ethics of our workplaces cannot be compromised by leaders who put their personal ambitions above their companies’ welfare or those who are indifferent to bad behavior or simply unwilling or unable to prevent it.
For the sake of every stakeholder involved, it is time for the values of mutual respect and kindness to find their way into the workplace.
What can we do?
Source: Baltimore Sun