While prevention is the best tool to eliminate workplace harassment, misogyny, and other inappropriate behavior, providing tools to handle harassment afterwards is often overlooked. Organized businesses typically have an implemented process, which usually includes a human resource department to assist with matters. But which options do freelance professional have? And what is the alternate choice if you company does not have a human resource department? This event provides actionable steps for women and men. So, men, if you have been curious about how to better understand workplace harassment and get clear on what is actually assaulting, and/or uncertain how to handle it, grab a buddy and join us!
These topics and issues are the focus for Seattle AIGA’s Women Lead Initiative next programming event. Moderated by Lennie Gray Mowris, panelists will talk to how they handled uncomfortable situations, providing attendees with substantive examples on how to address and resolve harassment situations.
Lennie Gray Mowris, a magically disgruntled manifestor, is the founder of Lenspeace, a social impact strategy & letterpress studio specializing in creating sustainable community and purpose-based brand development. She serves the AIGA National Design for Good Task Force as a co-author of the Path to Impact, and is steadily working to bring this body of work to AIGA Atlanta as their Design For Good Director. When she isn’t helping to facilitate hard conversations about uncomfortable things no one wants to be talking about but everyone needs to hear, she’s probably lost in the woods or making prints to inspire and empathize with the human condition.
About the AIGA Women Lead Initiative
AIGA Seattle’s Women Lead Initiative (WLI) aims to educate, inspire, and empower women (including trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified) in design-related fields, and advance the vital discourse on issues facing professional women today. WLI programing is designed to address persistent biases and inequities inclusively and constructively around three main goals:
- To celebrate the achievements of women in design
- To cultivate awareness of gender-related issues while building knowledge and leadership skills
- To connect women by facilitating relationships within and beyond the design industry
For day-of volunteering opportunities, please email Kirsten, Women Lead Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to Deloitte Digital for providing sponsorship and event space.