What Can Employers Do?
1. Sexual Harassment. It is one thing to have policies in place, another to put them into practice. Employers should remind their employees of sexual harassment policies and provide annual training.
2. Investigations. Complaints of sexual harassment, gender bias, pay equity, and #metoo-related allegations should be investigated fairly and addressed quickly.
3. Goals. Employers should set goals for diversity and inclusion and analyze their workforce composite to ensure they are headed in the right direction to achieving such goals.
4. Groups. McKinsey's Women in the Workplace study points out the “Only” problem. Employers can ensure women are well-represented and heard through a conscientious effort to create mixed-gender teams and avenues for female empowerment.
5. Positivity. Employers should express their positivity regarding diversity advancement, female empowerment, and creating a safe, fun, inclusive workplace - it's a great message from the top.