Solomon McCown & Company President Ashley McCown recently spoke at a sexual harassment prevention seminar hosted by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts and WTS Boston.

Ashley was joined by fellow experts in their fields: Beverly Tompkins, Vice President at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.; Cheryl Waterhouse, Partner at Donovan Hatem, LLP; Michael Scipione, President & CEO, Weston & Sampson; and Rebecca Williamson, Principal at Jacobs, who moderated the discussion.

The discussion provided a deep examination of both federal and Massachusetts sexual harassment laws as well as recommendations for organizations establishing a policy and training employees. Ashley provided her unique perspective as a crisis communications expert, stressing the importance of strong internal communications around a company’s sexual harassment policy as well as the critical need for leadership to be transparent during a potential issue or crisis.