The woman who originated the #MeToo movement, meant to support victims of sexual harassment and assault, said Wednesday that although we’re in a different time than we were before a wave of recent activism around the topic, much work is left to be done.
"It’s not a culture shift yet," said Tarana Burke on the panel, which was part of the WorkHuman 2018 conference in Austin for human resources leaders. "I would encourage companies to seize this moment and hurry up. But take your time and institutionalize processes and ideas and whatever it takes to change the culture in your company. You want sustainable, long-standing change to happen. Don't put Band-Aids on it."
Burke, who began using #MeToo more than a decade before it spread across social media amid a series of revelations about sexual harassment and abuse cases across multiple industries, was joined by journalist Ronan Farrow, actress Ashley Judd and author Adam Grant, who moderated the panel.]]