Ending Harassment at Work Requires an Intersectional Approach

by Pooja Jain-Link, Trudy Bourgeois, and Julia Taylor Kennedy

If your company approaches the problem of sexual misconduct with one-size-fits-all solutions, chances are high you aren’t protecting some of the most vulnerable members of your workforce. The experiences of women of color—and of men of color—are at risk of being misunderstood and undervalued.

In the Center for Talent Innovation’s study “What #MeToo Means for Corporate America,” we uncovered a nuanced, at times surprising, portrait of sexual misconduct.1 Our research illustrates the varied landscapes professionals of different backgrounds face when it comes to sexual misconduct. It reveals the ways race and gender intersect ...

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