ECONOMICS

#MeToo in the Corporate World: Power, Privilege, and the Path Forward

Harper Business. Jan. 2020. 256p. ISBN 9780062899194. $29.99. BUS
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Hewlett (Forget a Mentor) discusses personal experiences with sexual assault and harassment in the workplace, finding it impossible to continue at a prior work environment and eventually switching to consulting. The book is based on Hewlett’s cathartic experiences at a leadership conference, where the discussion was about sexual harassment in Silicon Valley. Through her think tank, Center for Talent Innovation, Hewlett researches legal remedies to protect 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.
VERDICT An informative book based on qualitative and quantitative analysis. The advice will benefit companies and organizations of all sizes.

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