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From #Me Too to #Never Here, #Not Me
In this era of heightened awareness around sexual harassment in the workplace, and harassment in general, how can you increase protection and inclusive leadership where you work and most importantly develop the skills to stop inappropriate behavior? What strategies will you employ to develop allies who will support you and create a more inclusive work environment?
Make no mistake-- women are talking. Women who have been pressured for sexual favors to make a deal, get a position or grade, been treated inappropriately or subjected to “locker room talk” or worse at work may not have in the past held the leaders accountable, but are now spreading the word about their experiences on social media, and looking for ways to stop the abusers and change the power dynamics at work.
Women are sharing their stories, supporting each other in reducing the isolation, shame and self-recrimination as well as questioning their own any responsibility when they were in actuality victimized. While these conversations are therapeutic and long overdue for some, they must be coupled with a proactive approach to stopping sexual harassment if we want to move from Me Too to Never Here and Never Me. Data shows that roughly 71 percent of women still don’t report sexual harassment out of fear of retaliation, and even fewer bystanders report harassment that they've witnessed. And we have the power to change the story!
Join us to learn and discuss this important hot topic. You will learn:
- Why is this important
- Speaking up when bad behavior happens to you or another person
- Understanding what actions/options are open to you
- Documenting and reporting
- Early warning signs to address - toxic cultures where harassment happens
This is an interactive format, so please bring your experiences and questions and join in on the hearty discussion!
About Marilyn Nagel
Marilyn has an unusual background including over 30 years of experience in the corporate world as a C-Suite executive, entrepreneur and executive coach. In addition to being Chief Learning Officer of SAMI, a game-based leadership development company Marilyn has her own consulting firm Ready-Aim-Aspire and is a partner consultant with Boardwise. Her consulting work is widely recognized in the field of executive and board development, diversity and inclusion, as well as leadership and networking.
Prior to starting Ready-Aim Aspire, Marilyn was CEO of Watermark leading strategic initiatives designed to help women enhance their personal and professional impact. Before joining Watermark, Marilyn served as Chief Diversity Officer at Cisco. She was recognized as a thought leader in creating inclusive environments, and co-chair of the Conference Board Global Diversity Group as well as senior advisor to the Center for Talent and Innovation.
Marilyn holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and two master’s degrees. She is also ABD on a Doctorate in Public Administration.
Marilyn serves on the Board of Directors of Ceres Community Project and has served on the Board of Directors of Watermark, Professional Business Women of California, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME), UPWARD, and Family and Children Services. Marilyn also currently serves on the Advisory Boards of YOL, The Everest Project, as well as the Advisory Council of Courageous Leadership.
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