SEXUAL HARASSMENT TASK FORCE

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT TASK FORCE

EVENTS INDUSTRY SEXUAL HARASSMENT TASK FORCE

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Events Industry Sexual Harassment Task Force Pledge

The Events Industry Sexual Harassment Task Force Pledge

(Individual) I pledge to;

  • Adhere to current organizational policies that exist regarding sexual harassment in my organization.

  • Support and maintain a working environment of mutual respect and safety.

  • Use proper channels to address inappropriate behavior.

  • Support the process of fairly addressing behavior.

  • Communicate my concern to my manager (or HR) of any activities that may put employees at risk for harassment.

 

(Employer) As a supervisor, I pledge to;

  • Adhere to the existing policies of my organization regarding sexual harassment.

  • Communicate harassment will not be tolerated on any level and outline reporting process.

  • Create and maintain a working environment of mutual respect and safety, which includes addressing complaints promptly and appropriately.

  • Support reporting channels that address inappropriate behavior without ramifications to employee(s).

  • Support the process of fairly addressing behavior and taking necessary action.

  • Communicate my concern to my manager (or HR) of any activities that may put employees at risk for harassment.

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RESOURCES

We are continually growing resources to support our mission. 

SarahxCourtney at AWE's ELEVATE! 2019: #MeetingsToo - How To Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Meetings & Events Industry

Sarah Soliman Daudin, DES and Courtney Stanley, of SarahxCourtney, at AWE's ELEVATE 2019: #MeetingsToo - How To Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Meetings & Events Industry.


 

AWE Webcast—EISHTF Presents: Understanding and Eliminating Workplace Harassment

The Events Industry Sexual Harassment Task Force presents its first webinar. The webinar is sponsored by AWE, IMEX, MPI and SITE, content support is provided by MPI and is hosted by Martin C. Lowery of OpusVertex International, LLC.


 

ABOUT EISHTF

AWE LAUNCHES COALITION WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS TO STOP SEXUAL HARASSMENT

The Association for Women in Events (AWE), a not-for-profit organization supporting gender equality and diversity in the events industry, has joined forces with several industry leaders to combat sexual harassment. The coalition, comprised of leaders and executives from ASAE, AWE, EIC, IMEX, JMIC, MPI, PCMA and SITE, was formed to gather everyone behind a common goal: eradicate sexual harassment in the events industry. Each of these groups have been addressing sexual harassment separately and determined that this issue required policies that span beyond the confines of each individual organization. In the wake of movements like TimesUp and MeToo, every industry must take action to create positive change and end sexual harassment, once and for all. The coalition recognizes that when it comes to these ethical concerns and human rights, we are StrongerTogether. The coalition will identify tools and develop new resources to assist in educating individuals and the events industry about sexual harassment.

The individuals who have come forward to join this task force are as follows (name, title, organization):

  • Susan Robertson, CAE, Executive Vice President, ASAE
  •  Bob Skelton, Chief Administration Officer, ASAE
  •  Kiki J. Fox, President & Co-Founder, AWE
  • Carrie Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP, Past-President & Co-Founder, AWE
  • Johnnie White, MBA, CAE, CMP, Treasurer, AWE
  • Julie Sullivan, CMP, CEM, CTA, Vice President, AWE
  • Nicole Unger, CMP, Secretary, AWE
  • Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP, CEO, EIC
  • Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX
  • Rod Cameron, Program Management, JMIC
  • Amanda Armstrong, Chair, MPI
  • Nicole Edmund, Vice President of Community, MPI
  • Sherrif Karamat, CAE, President & CEO, PCMA
  • Rhonda Brewer, Immediate Past President, SITE

 

View the task force press release 

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