Jill Geisler to Address Select Task Force Meeting at the EEOC

Jill Geisler, Power Shift Project

Jill Geisler, the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership & Media Integrity, Loyola University Chicago, and Freedom Forum Institute Fellow on Women’s Leadership, at the Newseum’s Power Shift Summit.

On Monday, June 11, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace will convene from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at agency headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E., Washington, D.C.

Jill Geisler, the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership & Media Integrity, Loyola University Chicago, and Freedom Forum Institute Fellow on Women’s Leadership will address the task force on workplace harassment, the #MeToo movement and the Power Shift Project’s solutions-focused approach to addressing the problem.

The meeting, entitled “Transforming #MeToo into Harassment-Free Workplaces: A Reconvening of the EEOC’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace,” will be open to public observation.

The resources and programs of the Power Shift Project are designed for leaders, HR professionals, educators, employees and interns, and the lessons can be applied to all sectors of the workforce — not just the media. The Power Shift Project believes that together we can make the workplace a safer, more empowering environment for all.

The Select Task Force, co-chaired in 2015 and 2016 by EEOC Commissioner Chair R. Feldblum and Commissioner and now-Acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic, consisted of representatives of academia and social science; legal practitioners on both the plaintiff and defense sides; employer and employee advocacy groups; and organized labor. Co-chairs Feldblum and Lipnic released a report based on the work of the task force on June 20, 2016.  The report includes recommendations regarding leadership, accountability, policies and procedures, training, and developing a sense of collective responsibility.

Witnesses and Task Force members will address harassment in the workplace in light of the #MeToo movement, and discuss how employers can and have worked to transform themselves and prevent and stop harassment.

More information is available at www.eeoc.gov. Visit freedomforuminstitute.org/powershiftproject or sign up here to get involved.

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