No action has been taken yet by the authorities, despite her outing him on social media.What makes us — the supposedly independent and strong-willed women — to bury such incidents deep within our psyche and throw the key away?Kanti says in the past three, four months, her organisation has been approached by many startups with requests to implement the provisions of the law. We are organising a meet-up focused on challenges faced during scaling up, and building great customer relationships on Wednesday, Nov 15 2017. Online counseling is a great way to get the professional help of a therapist to work on your difficulties, even when you physically cannot be present for a one-on-one counseling session.It all started with ‘harmless banter and teasing’ which quickly turned into criminal sexual offense.Adds veteran journalist Laxmi Murthy, “Men operate on a buddy system, and often in such cases make the woman look silly, making her think perhaps she needs to pull up her socks and stop complaining.” She advises that women should instead counter it in their own style.However, he wrote back saying that he had instead written a piece on Medium “that should more than reasonably answer your questions.”“Kissing someone under a mistletoe without consent (especially someone you aren’t that intimate with) is not okay,” she notes.“To my fellow women talking about how women should ignore this kind of talk and ‘be tough’, let me remind you that we did not fight for our voices to be heard for this long just so we can put up with things that are clearly beyond the line of ‘professionalism’.
It is an open secret that many women entrepreneurs have been asked at investor pitches if they planned to get married anytime soon, or were planning to have a baby — as the case may be.Gather enough people with same concerns and provide a reasoned argument. Women say that men today cannot understand the concept of consent. Pointing towards the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal) Act, 2013, lawyer Kanti Joshi, Convener, SASHA (Support Against Sexual Harassment), says, According to the law, organisations have to display the guidelines prominently and give a fair hearing to the aggrieved. The Shell E4 programme is scouting for entrepreneurs, startups with innovative business models, technology ideas and products with a potential to impact the future of energy. Sure, anyone has a right to proposition, but if it goes on persistently, despite the other party’s ‘no’, then it is a serious matter. In the event that the plea is not addressed to the satisfaction of the aggrieved party, she can take her complaint to the local complaints committee. Says Laxmi Murthy, “Most lawyers will push women to go for a criminal complaint which then becomes complicated.” Every organisation with 10 or more employees is expected to have a committee against sexual harassment under the Vishakha Guidelines which is now the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal) Act, 2013. In fact, they think thrice, four times, even five until it is so late that they talk themselves into believing that they were the ones at fault.If you have been following the recent multiple sexual harassment episodes involving investor Mahesh Murthy reported on social media, you may have noticed the undertone of the conversations that is steering the blame squarely on the doors of these women entrepreneurs.posted on her Linked In page saying she finally gathered the courage to make public a lewd message from Murthy as a response to her Christmas greetings.