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THE Nooner for October 18, 2017
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I feel awful that readers took the wrong impression with my comments yesterday suggesting that women dressed suggestively. My target was to men, elected and others, who have either overtly or otherwise created a culture that uses appearance as a "business" factor.
People accused me of sexual harassment. I was trying to decry it. Perhaps I chose the wrong words, and I apologize.
As CEO, I hired 8 people, 6 of whom were women. Aside from one who I new and recruited to replace my job if I got the CEO job, every person that was hired was by a panel of three people of both genders and they were all unanimous. Four were women of color as the opportunity to hire people was an opportunity to diversify the organization with highly qualified individuals to reflect the colleges the organization represents one of my proudest professional accomplishments.
As I posted to Facebook, "I had two female vice presidents, both who I promoted--one Latina and one hapa. Either one was involved in all hiring decisions, 5 of 6 of whom were female. Any conversations about attire were done by someone of the same gender. Of course, now only I can criticize my own attire."
The letter from women leaders is a must read for everyone in California policy and politics.
From Chris Micheli of Aprea & Micheli:
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