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Accept Equality And Inclusion As The New Norm

Black Lives Matter, #MeToo have forever altered workplaces

Sarah Alter took over as president and CEO of the Network of Executive Women(NEW) in June of last year. That was just before the August “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the #MeToo movement that went viral last October. The celebrity-led Time’s Up movement against sexual harassment was founded on Jan. 1 this year.

“All of these events and movements have fueled a greater focus, passion and commitment to our mission. Our group will call it that ‘perfect storm’ because our leaders and our partners are all the more energized to make sure that gender equality, diversity and inclusion are key strategic priorities in their companies,” Alter told The Shelby Report. “People are much more transparent about what had happened and more committed to addressing it.”

Alter said those recent events will not go quietly into history. They have generated what she calls a new norm. The way people think about work and how they speak and behave while at work is changing.

Please select this link to read the complete blog post from The Shelby Report.

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