Sheryl Sandberg warns that women can face violent reaction in the workplace in the middle of the #MeToo movement.
Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer and author of "Lean In," a 2013 book that empowers women in the workplace, said male managers are often afraid to be alone with a colleague, in part because fear of being accused of badual harbadment.
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That fear could prevent women from being hired, advised and promoted, or even spoken, Sandberg said in a statement. Post on Facebook on Sunday.
This is a critical time for anyone facing unwanted badual advances at work. Sexual harbadment has been tolerated for too long in the corridors of government and businesses, large and small. For the first time in my professional life, it seems that people are finally ready to hold the perpetrators accountable, "he wrote.
" [But] doing women well in the workplace does not just mean treating them with respect. it means not isolating or ignoring them, and making access equal, "he added. Whether it means bringing all your direct reports to dinner or none of them, the key is to give men and women the same opportunities to succeed. " Sandberg's comments come during a wave of accusations of badual misconduct against high profile men, largely driven by the hashtag #metoo, which encouraged women to share stories of harbadment and more.
While Sandberg wrote that he has never been badually harbaded by a male superior, she listed several others cases of unwanted badual advances she received, including "a hand on my leg under the table at a meeting" and a man at a conference that hit her hotel room or late at night until she called security.  In her Facebook post, she said she feared that a backlash would prevent this decisive moment from leading to a more equitable work environment for women.  002] "I already heard the rumors of a backlash:" That's why you should not hire women. " Actually, this is the reason why you should, "she wrote." And not only should I hire women: I should mentor, advise and promote them. "
As a woman in the technology industry, Sandberg is a minority. National Center for Women and Information Technology, only 26 percent of professional computing jobs in the US workforce In 2016 were occupied by women.
Not only the industry is mostly The number of women in the population is male, but the dropout rate among women professionals in technology is significantly higher due to the lack of mentors, the gender bias and the opportunities for unequal growth, according to the studies.
These figures do not even account of the effect that badual harbadment has only on female employment in the technology industry.
According to "Elephant in the Valley", a survey of women working in technology, 60 percent of women reported unwanted badual advances, and 65 percent received advances from a superior and half received advances more than once.
Sandberg called herself "lucky" because she did not experience badual harbadment from anyone she worked with, only external professionals.
"The fact that this can be considered fortunate is a problem in itself, but based on numbers, I'm lucky," he wrote. "I've only worked for men, and all my bosses have not only been respectful, but have been very supportive."