Tuesday, July 25, 2017

How leaders can create a workplace that is free from sexual harassment - GLOBE AND MAIL

by MERGE GUPTA-SUNDERJI
Originally published: July 22, 2017
Publisher: GlobeandMail.com 

Lately it seems to be non-stop: Every few days, there is another news story about a senior executive (who should have known better) saying or doing something sexually inappropriate to someone more junior in his organization.

In recent weeks, it’s been Uber’s Travis Kalanick, 500 Startup’s Dave McClure, Binary Capital’s Justin Caldbeck and Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, to name a few. And this malaise is not solely confined to the business world, nor to North America.

U.S. actor Zoe Kazan recently shared her experiences of repeated sexual harassment in the world of the performing arts, and several women at Cool Japan Fund (a public-private investment fund in Japan) have stepped forward with allegations of sexual misconduct by their supervisors.