Women of influence leader Moya Dodd speaks up on #metoo movement

Australia should step up their efforts with the #metoo movement through gender auditing and not just rely on victims to come forward, says the most recent winner of The Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards.

Moya Dodd, 2016 overall winner of 100 Women of Influence and law firm Gilbert + Tobin partner, said since she has won the award, one of the two major developments has been the rise of the #metoo movement.

“When you see harassment and assault victims speaking up for dozens and dozens women time and again, it is sobering and you wonder, ‘How is it that these voices were not able to speak before? How is it that we were not heard?’,” Ms Dodd said at the launch of this year’s 100 Women of Influence Awards on Tuesday.

Ms Dodd told The Financial Review some of the revelations from the #metoo movement have been “stomach-churning”.