The full impact of film executive Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment scandal is yet to be seen. But the collateral reputational damage is spreading to his associates, company, employees and, reportedly, some movie stars. Even a prominent lawmaker is not exempt.
Daniel Bukszpan of CNBC interviewed me and several other experts on this topic. “It is far too early to predict what outcomes will transpire from this crisis,” I told him. “It touches on many issues and has sparked a multifaceted conversation within and beyond the industry…one that has just begun.”
We have written extensively about the power of women’s activism when directed toward corporations and public figures. Now, we are seeing how such activism plays out 24/7. Stay tuned: there is more to come.
To gain insight into the forces that are playing into this issue, watch the livestream of this week’s S.H.E. Summit, taking place in New York City on October 19 and 20th. The annual conference is dedicated to “accelerating the global advancement of women and gender equality.” Gretchen Carlson is one of many speakers.