"Outing Sexual Harassment - Bubble? Boundaries? Backlash?" Financial Women's Association

Date   Feb 8, 2018

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Stephen Zweig will moderate the Financial Women's Association (FWA) event, "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?

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 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 Fritsch - Bruce is one of the nation's foremost consultants to CEOs, boards and senior executives of Fortune 100 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 FordHarrison 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.

Date and Time
Thursday, February 8, 2018
5:30 - 8:00 PM

Steelcase, 7th Floor
4 Columbus Circle 7th Floor
(entrance at 58th Street and 8th Avenue)
New York, New York 10019

$25 for FWA members, $50 for non-FWA 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.

Reservations Required - Bring Photo ID - No Walk-ins. Reservations/Cancellations are required by Friday, February 2, 2018.

Contact fwaoffice@fwa.org