Stand Up for Standing Firm: 2017 Awards Luncheon

STAND UP for STANDING FIRM's 2017 Awards Luncheon was a Huge Success!


The 2017 Awards Luncheon took place on November 1st in the Grand Ballroom of the Omni William Penn Hotel. Over 300 attendees from local nonprofits, corporations, and government organizations filled the room. The keynote speaker, Susan Still, was riveting and energized the audience. The 2017 Employer Award was presented to FedEx Ground, and President of Pittsburgh City Council Bruce Kraus received the 2017 Champion Award.

2017 Luncheon Testimonials


"Congratulations on another very successful luncheon! It seems like it gets better every year I donít think there was a dry eye in that ballroom."

"I wanted to tell you how incredible your luncheon was today. Iím not sure Iíve ever seen a keynote speaker so moving. She made domestic violence very real for everyone. I really enjoy the event every year - but WOW - she left us all speechless and in tears. Thank you for all of your hard work for the event. It was amazing."

"Thank you so very much for your kind words. It was such a moving afternoon, and I'm not sure I will ever forget it. It's so reminded me of the importance of the work we do."

"What an amazing event! Moving beyond words. Iím so glad we brought our entire leadership team."


Introducing STANDING FIRMís New Enhanced Membership Program to Better Serve Employers

STANDING FIRM is excited to launch a new enhanced membership program with expanded benefits. Now all members will receive a free phone consultation with STANDING FIRMís expert staff to develop an action plan with defined steps to create a safe and supportive workplace for their employees.

Expanded benefits include discounts for training programs and professional consultation, a suite of Premiere Member-only resources and annual public acknowledgment.

You can view all of the new membership benefits here. Join or upgrade your membership today and take a STAND against partner violence.

Partner violence happens at home, but it walks through the door of your workplace.
STANDING FIRM offers employers what they need to address partner violence as a workplace issue.
  • One quarter of workplace violence events in the U.S. each year are related to partner violence.
  • More than ONE in FIVE full-time employed adults have been victims of partner violence and 64% of them indicated their work performance was significantly impacted.
  • 48% of abusers surveyed report difficulty concentrating on work.
Click on the boxes below to learn about what employers should do.
  • Recognize

    RECOGNIZE that partner violence is a business issue that affects productivity and security.

  • Respond

    RESPOND appropriately from a menu of action steps to address the effects of partner violence.

  • Refer

    Know how to REFER to existing community resources for services that the employer does not have the expertise or ability to provide.

Why the term "Partner Violence"?

We use the term "partner violence" in the business setting to describe what others call "domestic violence." We believe the term partner violence addresses the strong bias in the workplace that "that problem" only happens at home and is not relevant to employers.

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Take the first step toward addressing the hidden safety and productivity costs related to partner violence in your workforce.

What does joining mean?

By joining, an employer signifies that partner violence is a serious organizational concern.

Members are encouraged to take one or more of the many action steps that are available via STANDING FIRM.

Who else belongs to STANDING FIRM?

Check out the ever-growing list of employers who have joined STANDING FIRM and are taking a stand on partner violence in their workplaces. See MEMBERS.

Find out what STANDING FIRM members are saying about us.


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