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Activity Number: 211 - Late-Breaking Session: Addressing Sexual Misconduct in the Statistics Community
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Monday, July 30, 2018 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Committee on Women in Statistics
Abstract #329833
Title: Addressing Sexual Misconduct in the Statistics Community
Author(s): Leslie McClure* and Kristian Lum* and Kerrie Mengersen* and Lance Waller* and Dianne Cook* and Emma Benn* and Brian Millen*
Companies: Drexel University and Human Rights Data Analysis Group and Queensland University of Technology and Emory University and Monash University and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Eli Lilly
Keywords: sexual misconduct; inclusion; women; minorities; code of conduct; ASA policy

The cultural revolution from the #metoo movement has demonstrated that sexual harassment and sexual assault are far too common and often go unreported in professional settings, including in the field of Statistics. The focus of this session is to discuss how sexual misconduct can negatively impact the careers of the victims and how we as a community can make positive changes. Panelists from diverse backgrounds will share their hopes and concerns, they will discuss how to increase participation of women and minorities at conferences, and they will discuss what administrative systems and mechanisms are in place (or should be) for preventing or dealing with sexual harassment and assault. Our goal is to open the dialogue of recognizing and condemning predatory sexual behavior, and provide support and inclusion to all members of the statistics community.

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

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