CLARK: Turning #MeToo into a tangible shift for female leaders

CHRISTY CLARK
CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL
PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 3, 2018 

Christy Clark was the premier of British Columbia from 2011 to 2017

To women who have come forward to report: Thank you. All of us who have experienced a sexual assault or harassment know it is a damn hard thing to talk about.

The #MeToo movement is giving women space to speak about those individual experiences, but it is also getting us all talking about a larger picture: sex-based discrimination that pervades workplaces in all walks of life. Sexual harassment, pay inequality, the glass ceiling: They are all connected.

I have been involved in politics for more than 30 years – as a volunteer, a staffer and a politician. Over those years, I saw plenty of men behaving badly. It made me promise myself that I would do things differently should I ever get the chance to lead.

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