The Road Ahead on #MeToo:
Board of Directors’ Governance Challenges in Setting Strategy, Fostering Culture,
Leveraging Talent and Mitigating Risk



In the year since the #MeToo movement shined a spotlight on workplace conduct, high profile scandals have consumed the news and our social discussion. Only yesterday, thousands of Google employees staged a “walk out” from offices around the world to protest the company's handling of sexual misconduct in the wake of a bombshell New York Times report. Today’s headlines are questioning the impact on Google’s brand and its standing as an “aspirational workplace”. But Google is not alone. Crisis counseling firm Temin & Co. reported 900 cases of sexual misconduct by senior leaders that made news headlines in the last year. “Every sector has been affected” and “CEOs and board directors – are looking for insight on why, why now, and how we can address the reputational risk of toxic workplace cultures."1 Temin noted the numbers represent only the “the tip of the iceberg” as the majority of cases are never reported or publicly disclosed...