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California state senator introduces measure to crack down on sexual harassment in Silicon Valley

August 17, 2017 | by

The Los Angeles Times covers a new state bill – SB 224 (Jackson) – sponsored by Equal Rights Advocates that would prohibit sexual harassment of entrepreneurs by venture capitalists. 

Noreen Farrell, executive director of Equal Rights Advocates, said Silicon Valley “understands it has to change,” but self-policing measures such as decency pledges “really won’t cut it.”

“The women that we talk to are tired of being treated by venture capitalists as sexual opportunities instead of investment opportunities,” Farrell said.

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