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.”