Resource Spotlight – Brandy Carrasco, Gimme A Voice

The more I do this work, the more I get to meet amazing people who have recovered from sexual harassment and are doing inspiring things as a result of their recovery. Brandy Carrasco, with Gimme A Voice, is one example and the first San Diego business to be a Resource Spotlight on Stories from Athena’s Garden. Earlier this month, I […]

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Planting Seeds of Change

“You cannot force someone to comprehend a message they are not ready to receive. Still, you must never underestimate the power of planting a seed.” “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.” This week, a few articles showed up on my radar that seem very appropriate and useful to share with you… Change is Coming In 1964, the seeds of civil […]

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What to Do When There is No HR & Your Harasser is the CEO

Two different participants in the latest seminar submitted HR-related questions. Last week’s question was about whether or not to trust HR. This week’s question is about what to do when there is no HR, especially if your CEO is the one harassing you. Any suggestions for people at start-ups or small companies without HR when sexual harassment begins? I’m sad […]

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Decision Tree – One Way to Help a Friend Decide to Report or Not

Dear Readers, especially HR experts, Deciding to report sexual harassment is often a difficult choice to make. There are many risks and often few benefits. However, it is within our rights to ask for it to stop and to ask others to help us stop it. We want to empower women and men to stand up to gender-based harassment, with […]

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How Can We Support Those That Need It?

Two different people in an audience of 40 in my conference session at Rady had almost the same identical question: How can we be better support to others? What’s the best way to be “social support” for someone who needs it? First of all, I LOVE that this question came up. It tells me that there are loving hearts out […]

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