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Collaborate for Success Huddle – Recognizing Workplace harassment and what to do about it
November 18, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST
Susan Seah, CEO & Founder of The Koa Club and special featured guests
On the second to last Friday of every month in 2022, The Koa Club will host an online Huddle focused on women supporting other women in their professional and personal endeavors.
Join us in fellowship with other professional women to foster community, empower each other and provide ongoing collaborative opportunities, which we believe to be crucially important, especially during these particularly challenging times. We want to build a culture where women can get inspired, support, learn, share resources and information, and have a safe place to ask questions and be vulnerable, authentic and open.
Each month will focus on a different topic. For the November Collaborate for Success topic, let’s discuss the sensitive topic of “Recognizing Workplace harassment and what to do about it”.
Workplace harassment exists throughout all types of workplaces. Workplace harassment can take many forms, and it does not always look the same. From bullying to outright discrimination, it’s important to understand what makes a hostile work environment, why it happens and what to do about it if you are a recipient of such harassment. Such unwelcomed behaviors may result in an adverse impact on the employee’s productivity, comfort and safety at work, and they can also expose an organization to potential legal liability if not handled appropriately.
In the past 7 years, US companies paid out more than $295 million over harassment claims – in public penalties alone. This does not even include the amount paid out privately to settle the claims. The “MeToo” movement has indeed given courage to many people to speak openly about offensive conduct at the workplace. Yet, many are still hesitant, for various reasons, about reporting harassing behaviors of colleagues or managers. An article by Forbes state that “[a]ccording to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an estimated 75% of individuals who get harassed at work don’t file a complaint. The most often cited reasons include not wanting to be seen as a victim or attention-seeker, the humiliation, the time it will likely take including follow through, fear of negative consequences like being alienated or fired and being blamed as the victim.”
If you are the target of any harassment, know that it is not your fault. Let’s share any questions or insights you may have on this topic and chat about the steps and actions you can take to alert others to the harassment and protect yourself from the person harassing you.
Who Can Attend & Fee
- Free for all members of The Koa Club and guests of members
- Event limited to members of The Koa Club and guests of members
Location/ Date & Time
Online via Zoom only:
***** The Zoom link will be provided in your RSVP confirmation email. Once registered for the event, you can also click to join the event directly from the event page after you have logged into your membership portal*******
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Time: 9am – 10:00amPT/10am-11:00amMT/11am-12pmCT/12pm-1pmET
Meeting will last 60 minutes.