Economist and author Sylvia Ann Hewlett blends stories with new data in assessing the impact of the #MeToo movement in corporate America and provides concrete action to help executives and companies create more inclusive and safe work environments for women, people of color, and LGBTQ employees.
Reminding readers that a peer can be a predator, the author includes personal case studies and also covers how women of color and LGBTQ employees experience higher rates of harassment. Hewlett shares possible solutions involving corporate actions and legal measures in order to protect both employees and companies: establishing zero-tolerance rules, maintaining proactive measures, creating a speak-up culture, developing multiple reporting systems, and educating staff ... An informative book based on qualitative and quantitative analysis. The advice will benefit companies and organizations of all sizes.
The last chapters offer concrete steps that both individuals and corporations can take to ensure a culture of safety and transparency, from simply maintaining personal space to building a culture of inclusive leadership. Hewlett admits that we are in the early stages of understanding #MeToo in business, but her clear and practical book should be required reading for corporate leaders.
A veteran economist and corporate leader makes a significant contribution to the continuing shameful story of sexual harassment in the workplace ... After discussing how the long-overdue pushback against sexual harassment gained steam with the revelations about Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, and others, Hewlett delivers a powerful assessment of 'what the numbers tell us.' The facts and numbers are staggering ... Hewlett is hard-hitting and concise, concluding with practical steps to shut down sexual misconduct in the workforce.