Creating a Culture of Empowerment: Advice for Employers in the #MeToo Era
Publication: Scope Date: February 2019
The #MeToo movement burst onto the scene after shocking accusations of sexual harassment and assault brought down Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. In a cultural shift, women were no longer afraid of being blackballed in their industry for speaking out against the harassment they faced in the workplace.
The Importance of Women Leaders in the Era of #MeToo
Publication: Sit At The Table Date: July 2018
The #MeToo Movement has given every organization a choice. Do nothing about workplace issues and face financial and reputational risk or proactively take action and commit to creating a zero-tolerance culture. One of the ways to make that commitment is to invest in the leadership and development of women.
6 ways to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace
Publication: Leading EDGE Date: June 2018
For decades, sexual harassment lurked in the shadows of the workplace. Many organizations turned a blind eye to misbehavior of the powerful, and HR departments threw up their hands in the face of “he said/she said” disputes.
But times changed, and harassment became a powder keg just waiting for a Harvey Weinstein to supply the match.
Attention CEOs: It’s time to commit to a zero-tolerance culture
Publication: Philadelphia Business Journal Date: May 2018
On March 8, International Women’s Day, Philadelphia City Council passed a bill that could mandate sexual harassment training for all city employees – pending approval by voters next week.
In contrast, Pennsylvania has not stepped up with state legislation – similar to that in California, Connecticut, Maine and New York – which would require private employers to provide sexual harassment training to supervisors and managers.
#MeToo or not us: Change your company’s culture before it’s too late
Publication: Philadelphia Business Journal Date: January 2018
Sexual harassment cuts across all professional industries, as validated by the “me too” campaign. Incidents can be found in politics, law, education, corporate and proletarian America, and even in Hollywood. One need only google “sexual harassment cases” and any industry to find the articles: there are cases against prominent law firms, financial institutions, tech companies and even a yoga instructor.
How a Healthy Internal Operating Environment Drives Financial Success
Publication: Turnaround Management Association Date: November/December 2017
If you want to be a profitable, competitive and sustainable company, it is essential that your organization properly utilize diversity and inclusion and create a healthy, collaborative culture. Learn about the importance of an organization’s internal operating environment to financial success.
How Robyn Pollack Plans To Boost The Attraction And Retention of Millennial Women At Law Firms
Publication: Above the Law Date: August 2017
In this interview with Above the Law’s Renwei Chung, Trellis’ founder, Robyn Pollack, Shares her advice for young lawyers, the mission that drives trellis and the importance of culture change to advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
6 Factors Every Law Firm’s Gender Diversity Initiative Needs
Publication: Law 360 Date: June 2016
What do law firms and companies need to create substantive gender diversity initiatives and effectuate change? It comes down to six main factors : (1) commitment of law firm leadership; (2) assessment and benchmarking; (3) engagement and support of men; (4) implementation of substantive programming; (5) acceptance of women’s unique skills and talents; and (6) change in culture and mindset.
Robins Kaplan Will Offer 10 Weeks Paid Parental Leave
Publication: Law 360 Date: June 2016
The need to increase parental leave is a critical issue in the workplace. Trellis’ Robyn Pollack weighs in on how offering leave to both men and women helps create normalization between the genders, ultimately helping women.