By Anita Estell, Esq.
Recent reports have exposed the sexual harassment challenges many professional women face as journalists, actors, congressional staffers and in other areas. A group sometimes overlooked, but which is particularly vulnerable, includes working women with limited education and skills.
Data published above by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics show that WOC are overrepresented in low-paying jobs and the service sectors. NPR Radio Host Michel Martin recently interviewed, Juana Melara. Time magazine recognized Melara and others for raising their voices to bring attention to the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Listen to the interview via podcast here.
Here is the story, as it first appeared in Time; just in case you missed it. Also, see the video below. To those who assisted in profiling the “silence breakers,” two words: Great work!
Time Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers Video