While the vast majority of board directors don’t think that ageneral discussion of sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace shouldhappen at the board level, directors for more heavily scrutinizedventure capital companies are beginning to tackle the issues headon, according to the results of a survey by theBoardlist and Qualtrics.

The survey polled more than 600 board directors at private andpublic companies of all sizes, and found that 77 percent have notdiscussed accusations of sexism or sexually inappropriate behaviorin the workplace. Most (88 percent) haven’t implemented a plan ofaction as a result of recent revelations in the media, and 83percent haven’t re-evaluated the company’s risks.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.