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The #MeToo Movement Two Years Later: Its Impact on Workplace Issues and Practices

The #MeToo Movement Two Years Later: Its Impact on Workplace Issues and Practices

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: DoubleTree Hotel
10100 College Blvd.
Overland Park, Kansas  66212
United States
Contact: SHRMJC

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The #MeToo Movement Two Years Later: Its Impact on Workplace Issues and Practices

11:00 am - 11:30 am:  Registration and Networking

11:30 am - 12:00 pm:  Announcements and Lunch

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Program


On October 15, 2017, the #MeToo movement was born with the goal of increasing awareness of sexual harassment and sexual assault against women in all aspects of life. As the movement took off, employers quickly felt its impact in the workplace in both positive and challenging ways. Over the last two years, the movement continues to thrive and has expanded its reach beyond harassment and assault. This presentation will address the evolution of the #MeToo movement, its impact on workplace issues and practices, unintended consequences of the movement, and the newest employment issues that are receiving increased attention and momentum as a result of the movement.

Participants will learn:

  • The historical origin of the #MeToo movement and its original goals and objectives, compared to its current goals and objectives.
  • The unintended consequences of the movement, including impact and reaction of both men and women, opinions about confidentiality of settlements of harassment claims, reactions of unions, and increased focus on not only harassment in the workplace but also workplace civility.
  • The current state of other gender-related issues which have received increased attention and momentum as a result of the #MeToo movement (such as pay equity issues, salary history issues, and paid family leave).

This program has been approved for 1 certification credit with SHRM and HRCI.

Speaker Bio:

Sue Willman is a Partner with Spencer Fane law firm in Kansas City, where she has practiced employment law for more than 22 years. She has over 38 years of experience as an employment lawyer representing employers only and as a human resources professional. She is considered a “go to” lawyer on employment law issues and has established a reputation of assisting clients with the prevention of employment claims through best and practical HR practices. Sue is also recognized as a leading national expert on the FMLA and ADA and has testified before the U.S. Senate and Department of Labor on several occasions. She is a frequent presenter at national, regional, and local HR conferences and a frequent trainer for clients on a variety of HR and employment law topics (harassment and civility in the workplace). Sue received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers – the highest honor an employment lawyer can achieve. She has been selected for many years as a Best Lawyer and SuperLawyer in employment law. Sue is also a certified human resources professional and has received certifications from SHRM as a Senior Certified Professional and from HRCI as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. 


Chapter Meeting Cost:

Member:  $30.00 

Non-Member:  $45.00  

Student: $15.00  

SHRMJC Members -  Register before October 8 and receive an Early Bird rate of $5.00 off the above listed meeting rate!

Registration for this event closes on October 14, 2019.


Meeting Room:

We will be meeting in one of the Ballrooms.  When you arrive at the DoubleTree, drive around to the back of the hotel (the North side) and park in the back parking lot.  The Ballroom is near the glass north entrance doors.


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SHRM Foundation Raffle:

Please join us for SHRMJC’s Annual Raffle benefiting the SHRM Foundation! Check out great raffle items such as baskets and gifts prior to this meeting.  Bring cash and help support the SHRM Foundation, which provides Academic Scholarships, Certification Scholarships, Professional Development Scholarships and the Pillars of our Veterans Workforce Initiative.

If you are interested in donating to the raffle, please contact Director of Awards and Recognition,Tricia O'Rourke, at



There is an additional $5.00 service charge for all late and walk-in registrations.

SHRMJC's Cancellation Policy:  If you must cancel your reservation, please do so no later than 72-hours prior to the event. We are required to turn in the number of registered attendees to the DoubleTree for planning purposes and must pay for the number of attendees we anticipate, whether they attend or not. As a not-for-profit organization we simply can't afford to pay for no-shows.  Thanks for understanding!