We received the following op ed piece written by Wnet founders, Diane Faro, Linda Perry and Holli Targan, and the 2018 Wnet Board of Directors. We wish to thank them for contributing their perspectives on an issue that affects us all.
Time magazine named "The Silence Breakers" its Person of the Year. Headlines are full of disclosures about companies and the government paying huge settlements for inappropriate workplace behavior and sexual harassment of women. The #MeToo movement has empowered women to step forward and expose the pervasiveness of inappropriate behavior in corporations across the nation. Sadly, this is not news to most of us. We all know this has been going on for decades. The current movement could be a sea change, a reckoning and hopefully an opportunity for women to be treated as equals in every environment. Women and men recognize the poisonous effects such conduct has on productivity and the bottom line. Women and men understand it is time to talk about how to end the damaging effects of such illegal behavior.
Women's Network in Electronic Transactions, or Wnet, the organization founded to champion women in the payments industry, promotes a safe work environment for all. Our mission has always been to empower women to reach their full potential, to educate them on how to achieve that, and to provide a network to enable them to accomplish those goals. We have been doing this for over 12 years. We have reached thousands of women with our programs. We know that Wnet cannot solve the illegal conduct of some men or the harassment of women. But we also know that we can make a difference in the lives of women in our industry.
What we can do is what we do best:
Wnet is more relevant than ever. Women in payments, we are here to listen, support, empower and educate you. There is no better time. Come join us now at www.wnetonline.org.
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