Why we don’t like open conversations around sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is a difficult topic we need to discuss

Admitting your company needs to start a conversation about sexual harassment is the first step to improving a toxic culture.

I have attempted to start conversations on the highly charged topic of sexual harassment and met truthfully with very mixed results. Over the years I have worked with, and discussed the issue of the way women are treated in the workplace, with probably hundreds of women. We all know that the problem is endemic in our organisations. Yet despite the #MeToo and TimesUp Movements, where celebrities are speaking up and putting their voices behind the problem, it seems more difficult for the average woman to come forward. It is then even harder for business leaders to talk about it.

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