Congratulations to my valued client Fiona Nanayakkara on the publication of her groundbreaking book “Bully & Co.,” now on Amazon. It’s groundbreaking because Fiona lives in Sri Lanka, and for a woman to write about workplace harassment in Sri Lanka is highly unusual. As she wrote in her introduction, “While bullying can happen to both men and women, my personal experiences related in this book will be gender specific, because in my experience most ugly situations at work have been created due to my gender. In 2007, the Workplace Bullying Institute reported that women were at greater risk of becoming a bullying target, as 57% of those who reported being targeted for abuse were women. While men are more likely to participate in aggressive bullying behavior, when the bully is a woman her target is more likely to be a woman as well…. Discrimination not only occurs with gender but also age, social status, and—most of all in Sri Lanka—professional or personal jealousy.”
The book has made a big splash in Sri Lanka, and garnered Fiona front-page coverage in the Daily Financial Times newspaper:
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