On TV this week, a Senior Government minister, Karen Andrews, told of her experience with a male stakeholder after it seemed he was about to take off his trousers. In a meeting. In the workplace.
Ms Andrews, the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, made the shocking revelation while on the special women in leadership episode on the ABC’s Q&A.
“A male in the meeting thought it was appropriate for him to make gestures as if he was going to remove his trousers,” Ms Andrews said.
“And at that point, I called it as inappropriate behaviour, and I left the meeting.”
Kudos to her for taking direct action, and not suffering in silence and complaining afterwards to a limited audience.