Calling out bad behaviour. This is how to do it

Karen Andrews, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology

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.

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