It's been more than a year since the stunning sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein came to light. A couple of weeks later, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted asking anyone who'd been sexually assaulted to respond with the words "me too."
And a week later, Automotive News published a 12-page report on gender issues in the workplace that we called Project XX, based on a survey asking women about their experience in the traditionally male business. It showed many women had encountered outright harassment and more subtle bias in their careers.
Now it's a year later, and we wanted to know whether anything has changed.
A follow-up survey of women in the industry that Automotive News conducted this fall shows that sexism issues are more widely talked about across the industry, with 73 percent of the respondents saying sexism in the workplace is being discussed more often in the last 12 months.
Yet just 50 percent of respondents say people in the industry seem more willing to work on sexism issues in the last 12 months. And only 42 percent say leaders are more willing to openly address sexism than in the past.