BOSTON – On June
17, Senator Cindy F. Friedman (D-Arlington) testified before the Joint
Committee on the Judiciary in support of a bill she filed that would address a
loophole in Massachusetts law to ensure that sexual harassment and
anti-discrimination laws extend to the investment community.
“There is a shortage of women in this industry, and we know very clearly that it is not due to the lack of smart, capable or creative women who are every bit equal to their male counterparts,” said Friedman. “We need more women in this pipeline and more women investing. We must empower them by providing necessary protections against sexual harassment and discrimination.”