Sharifah Hardie, CEO of X Roads TV, knows firsthand how awful sexual harassment can be. She said an HR representative once propositioned her.
In a previous role she said it was “was common to be sexually harassed, or, as an executive, to be told to just sit there and look cute as opposed to being respected for my skillset, experience and title.”
As the #MeToo movement marks its six-month anniversary, Hardie is among many chief executives making sure their work environments are ones in which sexual harassment isn’t tolerated—and in which discussions around the topic are openly pursued to curb this conduct. In interviews with SHRM Online,they said that when it comes to sexual harassment, CEOs must do far more than just model good behavior.