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#MeToo is Changing the Game for Startups

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The #MeToo era has created new challenges for entrepreneurs and startups. Cautionary tales abound of startups whose hard-partying culture resulted in sexual harassment, hostile work environments and high costs to their reputations and finances. New businesses today have both a mandate and an opportunity to build a workplace that not only complies with laws against sexual harassment, but also makes every employee feel respected, safe and comfortable. EIX's Kim Eddleston recently explored this topic with Leona Barsky, an attorney and consultant to small and medium-sized businesses on sexual harassment and gender equity. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has additional useful information about this subject.  

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Kimberly Eddleston
Kimberly Eddleston
Schulze Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship / D'Amore-McKim School of Business / Northeastern University
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DOI: 10.32617/407-5cdd779e8a041
Eddleston, K. (2019, May 16). #metoo is changing the game for startups. Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange. Retrieved May 24, 2024, from
Eddleston, Kimberly. "#MeToo is Changing the Game for Startups" Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange. 16 May. 2019. Web 24 May. 2024 <>.