Sexual harassment at workplace is a sad reality which women face across the globe. So a group of women in United States decided to address the issue. They talked to more than 200 women with minimum 10 years of experience who were working in Silicon Valley, the world's most prominent technology hub. Women talked about the issues they faced and also shared their shocking experiences. And thus they came up with a survey with the name Elephantinthevalley.

Source: b'A file photo of Ellen Pao who later became a global face of fight against gender discrimination and harassment at workplace | Source: Reuters'

The survey is inspired by Ellen Pao (a former interim chief executive officer of Internet company Reddit) and her battle against gender discrimination and harassment which hogged media headlines in the last few years. It focused on five main areas : Feedback & Promotion, Inclusion, Unconscious biases, Motherhood, and Harassment & Safety. 77 percent of the respondents many of whom who were holding senior positions were over the age of 40 while 75 percent had children.

Here are some of its observations:

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