Company leaders have a responsibility to lead. It’s not acceptable for 50 percent of the workforce to stop talking with the other 50 percent. It’s time a zero tolerance policy on bad behavior and empowering everyone to be their best selves at work.

“There is no greater time for CEOs in this country to send out a memo stating zero tolerance, no exceptions,” says Halter. “This notion that men can’t meet with women behind closed doors, that’s not acceptable, and if you have a leader who says he can’t meet with you for coffee or behind closed doors, [the CEO should] want to hear about that. We can’t stop talking to 50% of our workforce.”

Thank you to Vivian Giang for interviewing me as part of her “The male leaders committed to sponsoring women” article for Fast Company. To read the full article click here.