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Outing Sexual Harassment - Bubble? Boundaries? Backlash?
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Outing Sexual Harassment - Bubble? Boundaries? Backlash?


When: Thursday, February 8, 2018
From 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Steelcase, 7th Floor
4 Columbus Circle
(entrance at 58th Street and 8th Avenue)
New York, New York  10019
United States

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Outing Sexual Harassment – Bubble? Boundaries? Backlash?


Moral outrage about sexual harassment is reaching into every industry. This is a moment of historic social change. Our program is part of the national discussion occurring on where this will all lead and how it will affect relationships between men and women at work.


What you’ll learn:

  • Is sexual harassment being re-defined and what are the new boundaries?
  • Are the consequences of a complaint, both for the accused and the victim, changing?
  • Are these lasting changes or will workplace conduct and consequences revert to former practice?
  • Are there unintended consequences of this change in social mores, both for men and women?
  • Is there a backlash coming, from whom, and what will most likely occur?

The panel speakers and moderator for this program were chosen for their years of experience addressing sexual harassment at the highest levels of corporate America. They are opinion leaders and will, with candor, provide their own experiences and perspective on the potential outcomes and consequences of the current change in societal mores about sexual harassment.


Space is limited so please register early to assure admission.




Dr. Victoria Berger-Gross - Victoria was formerly Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President at Tiffany & Co, prior to which she served as Senior Vice President & Director of Human Resources at Lehman Brothers and VP Human Resources at Bertelsmann A.G.'s BMG. On our panel she will be sharing her own experiences and insights about human character and behavior.








Rebecca Blumenstein - Rebecca Blumenstein is deputy managing editor of The New York Times, prior to which she was deputy editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal. She has received numerous awards for her writing, including the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting and the Aspen Institute's Henry Crown Fellowship. Rebecca will bring to the panel the perspective of a major figure in today’s media and her personal knowledge about the changing perception of sexual harassment in the workplace and beyond.






William Cohan

 William D. Cohan - William was formerly a senior Wall Street M&A investment banker and is now a New York Times bestselling author, special correspondent at Vanity Fair and writer for multiple national publications and media sources. His January 2018 article for the New Yorker "Women Say a Rigged System Allows Wall Street to Hide Its Sexual- Harassment Problem" is the talk of the town. William will share his knowledge, perspective, and insights.







Bruce Fitch photoBruce Fritch – Bruce is one of the nation's foremost consultants to CEOs, boards and senior executives of Fortune 1000 and Inc. 1000 companies. For over 40 years he has served global business leaders who seek his advice because of his study and understanding of human character and behavior. On our panel he will share the advice he is giving to corporate boards today on corporate cultures, virtues and values.







Stephen Zweig (Moderator) – Stephen Zweig of Ford &Harrison LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, has litigated and tried discrimination cases for major international banks and other corporations. He also represents executives who have been discriminated against and who seek to resolve these disputes and executives who want to negotiate better compensation packages and agreements when offered a new job, on the job, and leaving a job. He will share his experiences.







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Event Schedule

5:30 - 8:00 PM


$25 FWA Members, $50 Non-Members  |  Includes refreshments

Subway: 1/A/B/C/D to Columbus Circle.
Use Southwest Corner entrance to 4 Columbus Circle, entrance is located at 58th Street and 8th Avenue.


Special thanks to FordHarrison LLP for hosting and organizing this event, and our moderator Stephen Zweig.



This event is organized by the Men's Alliance Committee of the FWA of NY, Inc.

About the FWA
Established in 1956, the FWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization with a membership of approximately 1000 female and male professionals working in the financial services industry or who hold a financial position in another industry. The FWA has a long tradition of encouraging women to seek career opportunities in finance and business through mentorship and networking.


Reservations Required -- Bring Photo ID -- No Walk-Ins

 Reservations/Cancellations and payments are required by Wednesday, February 7, 2018


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