The ZeroNow Campaign™ is the voice of and by survivors speaking out for zero tolerance when it comes to sexual misconduct in the workplace. This means Zero sexual assault. Zero sexual harassment. Zero retaliation. We are powered by survivors to empower women like you.
The ZeroNow Campaign™ was founded by Kathleen Finlay who knows the harmful effects of sexual misconduct on lives and careers — both from her own experience and from women around the world who have reached out to her to share their stories. She has been advocating for changes and commenting on the devastation caused by sexual misconduct for the past decade.
It is a journey that began long before the arrival of #MeToo, when too many women hid in the shadows of fear and humiliation.
Our focus is on the forgotten women of the everyday workplace in Canada and the United States. These are the women that a failed system and, surprisingly often, other women, have left behind when it comes to sexual misconduct and its aftermath.
We’re not celebrities, actors, astronauts or women who make the headlines. We don’t frequent red carpet galas. We don’t own designer black dresses. We don’t have a big media spotlight to help us find justice. But what too many of us do have are lives and careers that have been shattered because we spoke out and insisted on being treated fairly and with respect. Because we know the toll that sexual misconduct takes, we know the urgency for genuine change is now.
Our approach is unique. No other zero tolerance advocacy takes our integrated, systemic approach to survivor-driven reform:
I Championing smart changes in law and corporate policy in Canada and the United States to effect true zero tolerance and survivor support;
2 Mentoring women in navigating their choices in confronting workplace sexual misconduct and providing compassionate, experienced-based support and one-to-one counselling for victims; and
3 Rebuilding the lives and careers of survivors through initiatives like our Hire US Back™.
We believe if it’s not survivor-driven reform, it’s not real reform. Experience is what separates myth from reality when it comes to sexual misconduct in the workplace. The challenge of zero tolerance can never be met unless it addresses our three imperatives of true survivor-driven reform.
By combining the lessons of these experiences, embracing a spirit of innovation, and spearheading initiatives to help survivors regain the lives that have been stolen from them, we hope to make a transformative difference for women everywhere and, especially, for the forgotten women of the everyday workplace.
If you are a journalist following these stories, a victim of sexual misconduct in the workplace, or a business leader interested in giving survivors a second chance at rebuilding their careers and lives, we’d like to hear from you.