Addressing workplace sexual harassment across industries

We’ve been hitting the road to share ideas, information & best practices for addressing workplace sexual harassment across industries.

August 2018

-- UPCOMING EVENT --

august 1st: american bar association, #MeToo & the Judiciary

Join Purple Campaign President  Ally Coll Steele and the ABA Judicial Division’s Standing Committee on Diversity in the Judiciary for a free panel discussion on the #MeToo movement, its effects in and on the judiciary, and how those in the legal profession can help. A reception will immediately follow.

Want to join the conversation? Register before Tuesday, July 31st. 

July 2018

JULY 14th- american bankruptcy institute's 25th annual northeast conference

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Facing the #MeToo Movement in the Bankruptcy Profession

Purple Campaign President Ally Coll Steele joined Judge Joan Feeney, Proskauer Rose LLP Partner Mark Batten, Holland & Knight Partner Paul Lannon, and Cooley LLP Partner Cathy Hershcopf for a panel about #MeToo in the bankruptcy profession at American Bankruptcy Institute’s Northeast Summer Conference. 

June 2018

June 26th - the wing, washington D.C.

#MeToo: Movement on the Hill

Purple Campaign President Ally Coll Steele hosts a discussion on #MeToo and the current fight for reform with Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA-14), #MeTooNatSec Leader Jenna Ben-Yehuda, PBS News Hill Correspondent Lisa Desjardins, and former Hill staffer and reform advocate Anna Kain. Watch full program.

June 18th - #MeToo: Transforming the Legal Ecosystem  RoundTable

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#MeToo: Transforming the Legal Ecosystem  RoundTable

Purple Campaign President Ally Coll Steele joined Her Justice, Paul, Weiss LLP, and Thomson Reuters for the second session of their #MeToo Roundtable Discussion series. The discussion explored root causes of sexual harassment and identified practical steps lawyers can take to be part of the solution. Read more here. 

June 7th - Roll Call

Former Staffer's Nonprofit Strives to Combat Sexual Harassment 

 

Purple Campaign President Ally Coll Steele sits down with Roll Call to discuss how the Purple Campaign is working to end workplace sexual harassment through action, education and elections.

I just felt strongly that this moment was an opportunity for real, substantial policy change,” Steele said of the #MeToo movement. “I was concerned that it may become just a moment of awareness-raising and wanted to ensure that it turned into a moment where we saw workplace policy change and also public policy change come out of it.”  Read full article here. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 13th - Harvard Law Association of DC

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Creating lasting change in the legal profession in the wake of #MeToo

Purple Campaign President Ally Coll Steele joined award-winning documentary filmmaker and activist Aishah Shahidah Simmons, National Women's Law Center General Counsel and Vice President of Education and Workplace Justice Emily Martin, and North Carolina Deputy Solicitor General Ryan Park for a discussion on what can be done to create lasting change in the legal profession in the wake of #MeToo. 

June 1st - Op-ed, the Hill

 

#MeToo, Congress and the Supreme Court: Who gets the last word on sexual harassment?

In the wake of the Supreme Court's latest pro-arbitration ruling, Purple Campaign President Ally Coll Steele and North Carolina Deputy Solicitor General Ryan Park say legislation that would end forced arbitration agreements for sexual misconduct claims should be next on Congress’s #MeToo agenda.

"And because the Supreme Court stands poised to stymie state-level solutions, Congress is the only entity that can fully address the problem. This legislation should be next up on Congress’s #MeToo agenda."

 

Read the full article article here. 

 

May 2018

may 30th - new york law school

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Leading a Conversation on Implicit Bias & Sexual Harassment

Purple Campaign President Ally Coll Steele and Matt Dubin led a discussion on implicit bias and sexual harassment for over 100 incoming law students at New York Law School. A special thanks to Sponsors for Educational Opportunity for hosting the conversation.

May 24th - Senate passes the CAA

Purple Campaign President Applauds the Senate for Unanimously Passing Bipartisan Sexual Harassment Reform Legislation

 MAY 18th -  airbnb HQ

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Participating in Airbnb's Intentional Integrity Session 

Purple Campaign Cofounders Ally Coll Steele and Jessica Patterson joined Airbnb General Counsel Rob Chesnut at Airbnb’s Intentional Integrity Session. It’s inspiring to see companies like Airbnb lead the way in the fight to end workplace sexual harassment, and we look forward to helping others improve their practices in light of #MeToo. 


 MAY 17th -  UBer HQ

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Discussing best practices for addressing sexual harassment and assault with Uber

Just two days after Uber announced it would end the use of forced arbitration and non-disclosure agreements for sexual assault claims, Purple Campaign President Ally Coll Steele joined Uber's Chief Legal Officer Tony West and Safety & Employment team to discuss best practices for addressing sexual harassment and assault.

 

 MAY 14th - PBs newshour

Purple Campaign President Ally Coll Steele discusses #MeToo and sexual harassment reform in Congress on PBS Newshour. Watch the Full Program

 

April 2018


 April 24th -  SPJ Florida's "Abuse in the newsroom" webinar

Purple Campaign President Ally Coll Steele joins Society of Professional Journalist-Florida for a webinar discussion on  how we can work to change our newsroom cultures in the wake of #MeToo.

 April 20th - Harvard Law School

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#MeTooNatSec: Sexual Harassment in National Security

Purple Campaign President Ally Coll Steele joined former U.S Ambassador, Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, former State Department official and co-author of the #MeTooNatSec letter, Jenna Ben-Yehuda, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Policy & Advocacy Fellow and former Obama Administration official, Mira Patel at Harvard Law School in a discussion on addressing sexual harassment within national security and what we must do to create harassment-free workplaces, both at home and abroad.

 

 

 

 

 April 14th -philadelphia Forum of Executive Women

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#MeToo and Time’s Up: How these Movements are Changing our Workplaces  

Purple Campaign President Ally Coll Steele joined Elizabeth Wellington, Alice Ballard, Aishah Simmons, and Deb Epstein Henry at the Forum of Executive Women in a discussion on #MeToo and how we must work to empower women in the fight against sexual harassment. 

 April 11th - Duke law school

From #MeToo, Now What?

Purple Campaign President Ally Coll Steele joins North Carolina Deputy Solicitor General, Ryan Park at Duke Law School to discuss the impact of#MeToo on the legal profession and what legal, policy and cultural reforms are needed to end workplace sexual harassment.

March 2018


 march 30th - Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Washington, d.c.

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WLA Panel: #MeToo in the Legal Profession

Purple Campaign President Ally Coll Steele joined Harvard Women's Law Association in a discussion on #MeToo in the legal profession & beyond: "Law students are the most powerful people in the legal profession right now. We need your voices at the #MeToo table!"‬

 

 march 21st - SHW Blog

#MeToo: How You Can Help Prevent Sexual Harassment at Events

In SHW’s latest blog post, Purple Campaign President Ally Coll Steele discusses steps that event planners and participants can take to create a safe and productive environment for everyone.

“People often forget that sexual harassment frequently occurs outside of the traditional employer-employee relationship,” Steele said. Read Full Blog Post.  

march 30th - the battery, san francisco

#MeToo, Now What?

Purple Campaign cofounder, Jessica Patterson joins Airbnb General Counsel Rob Chesnut in a conversation on the #MeToo movement and how companies, business leaders and employees can create change in the workplace. Watch Full Program

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MARCH 21st - Election university podcast

#MeToo on the Campaign Trail

Purple Campaign Cofounder, Jessica Patterson joins Election University on their latest podcast to discuss what's ahead for #MeToo and what we must do to create lasting change across all industries. Listen below


MARCH 18th - Committee on House Administration

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Bipartisan Roundtable with the Committee on House Administration

Purple Campaign President Ally Coll Steele joined bipartisan representatives of the Committee on House Administration and other key stakeholders for a roundtable discussion on the implementation of the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA).