Gawthrop Greenwood, PC was pleased to offer support and insight at the #ChesCoKnows Summit in response to survey findings on workplace sexual harassment in Chester County.
The #ChesCoKnows Summit was held September 24, 2019 at Penn State Great Valley to present the survey results in more detail and to explore ways in which all key partners can work together to address sexual harassment in Chester County’s workplaces. Among the survey findings:
- One in four people (26 percent) have witnessed or experienced sexual harassment in their current workplace.
- Nearly two-thirds of people, or 62 percent, witnessed or experienced sexual harassment at some point in their career.
Gawthrop Greenwood attorney and partner Stacey L. Fuller offered insights on her own experiences as a woman in the historically male-dominated legal industry, as well as the impact of women in leadership roles. She noted that when she joined Gawthrop Greenwood in 2004, she was one of only two female attorneys at the firm. And when she made partner a few years later, she was the only female partner at the firm — and only the second female partner in the firm’s history.
“I will always remember being told by a male partner that every good organization makes better decisions when there is a woman at the table,” Fuller said. “Today, I’m proud to say that now almost half of our attorneys are women, and our managing partner is a woman. We’ve made great strides in the last 15 years, and we continue to push forward.”
The event was hosted by the Chester County Women’s Commission (CCWC) and Chester County Fund for Women and Girls (CCFWG). Keynote speakers were Brad Johnson and David Smith, co-authors of Athena Rising – How and Why Men Should Mentor Women.