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Courtesy of Biltmore House(ASHEVILLE, N.C.) -- Each Christmas season, the Biltmore Estate -- the nation's largest privately owned home -- welcomes 300,000 guests through its doors.

That's a lot of pressure for even the most experienced decorator.

A trip by George Vanderbilt to Asheville, North Carolina, in 1888 led to construction of the family "country home" the next year. It was open to the public in 1930 and in 2001, an inn was opened on the vast grounds. Today, it remains one of the most beloved travel destinations in the Southeast and is still family-owned.

For 2016, the Christmas at Biltmore theme is Hearth and Home, which "brings to mind celebrations around the fireplace, caroling from house to house, and certainly the warmth and hospitality that began with George Vanderbilt welcoming family and friends to his new home on Christmas Eve 1895," according to the estate.

The estate is home to 62 Christmas trees, the largest of which is the 35-foot-tall Christmas tree that spends the holidays in the seven-story-high Banquet Hall of the house. It's no small feat to bring the tree in safely, requiring 40 employees.

New in holiday decor this year is an 18.5-foot-long replica of Biltmore Village that sits on the dining room table in the Banquet Hall. Four generations of a Biltmore family helped build it: Designed by floral design team member April Partain, she and her mom (retired from Biltmore after 20 years); her brother (currently on the engineering services team at Biltmore); along with her father, grandfather and nephew, collaborated to create the village from dollhouses sourced from their family, a Biltmore marketing team employee and the staff from a Biltmore shop.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child may be coming to Broadway's Lyric Theatre.

The 1,900-seat theater, Broadway’s largest, is currently home to Cirque du Soleil’s $25 million "Broadway Paramour," which is slated to relocate after its final performance on April 16, 2017.

The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), which owns the Lyric, has announced a multimillion-dollar renovation to reconfigure the theater to create a more intimate -- but still impressive -- 1,500 seat venue in order to feature the U.K. smash hit, which finds Harry as an adult father of three, with his son Albus struggling with his family's magical legacy.

 In a joint statement announcing the plans, author J.K. Rowling noted, "I’m delighted we are one step closer in bringing 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Broadway' and very excited by the proposed plans."

According to, the two-part, six-hour "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is sold out in the U.K. for most of the next two years; advanced sales have logged upward of a record $50 million.

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Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Gov. Sarah Palin, who is being considered for a cabinet position in the Trump administration -- is raising alarm over president-elect's recently announced deal with Carrier, suggesting in an op-ed it could amount to "crony capitalism."

"When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent," Palin wrote in a 'Young Conservatives' op-ed. "Republicans oppose this, remember? Instead, we support competition on a level playing field, remember? Because we know special interest crony capitalism is one big fail."

Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence traveled to the Carrier plant in Indianapolis Thursday to tout the company agreeing to keep 1,100 jobs in the city instead of shipping hundreds to Mexico.

Carrier said in a statement the agreement was due in part to the incoming administration's lobbying as well as state tax incentives. Trump's transition team has refused to publicly disclose the full details of the deal, but company officials said in a statement Thursday that the state of Indiana, where Pence is governor, offered the company a $7 million package over multiple years, contingent on factors including employment, job retention and capital investment.

Trump, in comments at a rally, put other American companies on notice that they would not be free to relocate their companies outside of the U.S. "without consequences."

Palin, who ABC News reported Wednesday is under consideration to be Trump's secretary of veterans affairs, took issue with that principle in her op-ed.

"Foundational to our exceptional nation’s sacred private property rights, a business must have freedom to locate where it wishes," Palin said. "In a free market, if a business makes a mistake (including a marketing mistake that perhaps Carrier executives made), threatening to move elsewhere claiming efficiency’s sake, then the market’s invisible hand punishes."

Palin goes so far to point out that such government intervention sets an "illogical precedent" of a corporate welfare system she labels as "a hallmark of corruption. And socialism."

"However well meaning, burdensome federal government imposition is never the solution. Never. Not in our homes, not in our schools, not in churches, not in businesses," she added.

"Gotta’ have faith the Trump team knows all this."

The Trump transition team has defended itself from similar criticisms by conservatives of the deal, with Pence telling the New York Times in an interview Thursday, "The free market has been sorting it out and America’s been losing."

Palin was a stern defender of Trump throughout the GOP primary and his campaign, but in her op-ed she joins the chorus of skeptics calling for Trump and his team to make full details of the Carrier deal public.

"I’ll be the first to acknowledge concerns over a deal cut by leveraging taxpayer interests to make a manufacturer stay put are unfounded – once terms are made public," Palin writes.

The Trump team did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Washington Monument, one of Washington, D.C.’s most recognizable landmarks and the centerpiece of the National Mall, will remain closed for at least two years as workers modernize the structure’s elevator and construct a permanent screening facility, the National Park Service announced Friday.

The monument has been shuttered since August following three separate closures, including one after a cable broke loose from the bottom of its elevator. Efforts to evaluate necessary repairs occurred at the end of the summer and initially estimated a nine-month time frame to overhaul the elevator. That projection was revised Friday to include additional work, pushing back the reopening of the monument until 2019.

“We’ve added a second component of the project which is [the screening facility,]” said National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst. “That was already on the agenda, but rather than one after the other, we’re hoping to do it concurrently.”

Completed in 1888, the 555-foot-tall obelisk has undergone a series of repairs in recent decades. A major restoration shrouded the structure in scaffolding from 1998 to 2001 as it underwent a cleaning and added new exhibits. Then, following an earthquake in August 2011, almost two years of work went into repairing cracks and broken stone in the monument.

Renovations to the elevator are expected to cost $2-3 million and will be funded with a donation from businessman David Rubenstein, who is noted for his philanthropy pertaining to historic American landmarks. Since 2012, Rubenstein has pledged almost $50 million to various National Park Service projects, including the earthquake-induced repairs to the Washington Monument and an ongoing restoration of the Lincoln Memorial.

“The monument has become a symbol of our country, and reminds everyone of the towering strengths of our first president. I am honored to help make this symbol safely accessible again to all Americans as soon as practicable,” said Rubenstein in a statement provided by the National Park Service.

Construction on the Washington Monument’s elevator will feature a replacement of the computerized control system and the addition of a “diagnostic system” which will make it easier for NPS employees to recognize and rectify future issues, should they occur. Other upgrades include new doors, ropes, cables and rollers and the installation of landings in the elevator shaft.

A temporary security screening area has existed at the monument since 2001. Funds for the new facility, which are not covered by Rubenstein’s donation, were requested by the National Park Service in its President’s Budget Request for the 2017 fiscal year.

Washington, D.C., Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who previously criticized the National Park Service over repeated closures of the monument, thanked Rubenstein for his donation and expressed hope that the project would ensure easier access for visitors.

“The much-needed modernization of the monument’s elevator will resolve the chronic problems that have forced repeated shutdowns of the monument, many of which occurred during peak tourist season,” reads a statement from Norton.

However, the continued closure of the monument ensures that it will not be able to receive guests during the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Jan. 20. Past inaugurations have drawn over 1 million visitors to Washington, D.C.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street closed mixed Friday after the November jobs report was released.

The Dow fell 21.51 (-0.11 percent) to finish at 19,170.42.

The Nasdaq gained 4.55 ( 0.09 percent) to close at 5,255.65, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,191.95, up 0.87 ( 0.04 percent) from its open.

Crude oil jumped over 1 percent with prices hitting about $52 a barrel.

Jobs Report: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, 178,000 jobs were added last month and the unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent. The solid numbers will likely reinforce the Federal Reserve's case to raise interest rates this month, the second time the country has seen a rate hike since the 2008 recession.

Winners and Losers: Shares in Starbucks Corporation sunk 2 percent after CEO Howard Schultz announced he would be stepping down from the company.

Pandora Media Inc's stock soared 16 percent on a CNBC report that the music streaming company is reportedly looking for a buyer.

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The Ford Motor Company (DEARBORN, Mich.) -- Ford is recalling close to 650,000 vehicles in North America over a seat belt issue.

The recall affects certain 2013-2016 Ford Fusion and 2013-2015 Lincoln MKZ sedans. Ford says the seat belt anchor pretensioners in these vehicles need to be insulated.

"In the affected vehicles, increased temperatures generated during deployment of the seat belt anchor pretensioner could cause pretensioner cables to separate, which may inadequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing risk of injury," the automaker explained in a press release.

So far, Ford has been notified of two accidents and two injuries related to this issue.

Customers who are affected by the recall will be able to go to their local Ford dealer, where a coating will be injected into the seat belt anchor pretensioners at no cost.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Amid growing concerns about how Donald Trump can distance himself from his vast business enterprise, the president-elect tweeted Friday that "legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations." Trump said he will elaborate on his plans at a press conference with his children on Dec. 15.

Ethics experts tell ABC News that merely taking himself out of “operations” — without selling businesses, creating blind trusts and establishing firewalls — would be inadequate to prevent potential ethical conflicts, if not legal ones.

Here are some of Trump’s options for separating from his business interests, from most ethically sound to least, according to experts:

Sell everything and place all proceeds in a blind trust or equivalent.

Trump could sell his entire business empire — that is, his ownership stakes in 564 companies worldwide — and place all proceeds in savings accounts, U.S. treasury bonds, or blind trusts administered by an independent person or group who does not communicate with Trump about business or investments.

Experts say that while this is the most ethical course of action, Trump would likely take a huge financial hit, since he would have to quickly sell off illiquid assets in a “fire sale.” However, some financial pain could be alleviated if the Office of Government Ethics offered him special incentives, like a one-time exemption from paying capital gains tax on those sales.

Keep the company running, but put it in a blind trust.

Alternatively, Trump could place the Trump Organization and all other business interests into a blind trust, which would be managed by an independent party who has no financial ties or business communication with Trump or his family.

Sell some businesses and pass others onto to his children.

A middle ground might be to sell some of his businesses -– perhaps all foreign companies or those located in countries with diplomatic controversies -– to third parties, and then sell or give control of the rest of his company to his children. The money from the sales could go into a blind trust run by an independent person or group.

To separate himself from the business, “he could enact a ‘firewall’ policy that would prohibit him and his White House staff from discussing business matters with anyone running his former businesses and then keep his children out of any formal or informal adviser positions,” said Matthew Sanderson, a Republican lawyer with Caplin & Drysdale.

Also, the Trump Organization should “prohibit all its personnel from making any reference to the Administration in any sales pitches to prevent instances like the meetings that recently occurred at the Trump International Hotel in DC,” added Sanderson.

Pass everything to his children.

In the Jan. 14 Republican primary debate, Trump suggested that his children could run the Trump Organization if he wins. “I would probably have my children run it with my executives and I wouldn't ever be involved because I wouldn't care about anything but our country, anything," he said.

Ethics experts who spoke to ABC News all said that simply passing the business to his children will probably not prevent potential conflicts-of-interest. There is no “blind trust” if his kids tell him anything about his businesses, if he discusses his job with them or gives them any access to his Administration. They could pledge in writing not to communicate about off-limit topics, but “this would be exceedingly difficult to police,” said Paul Rothstein, Georgetown University Law Center.

Do nothing.

While Trump has indicated that he is in the process of distancing himself from his company, he has also said that legally he does not have to.

“The law is totally on my side,” Trump told the New York Times in an interview. “The president can’t have a conflict of interest.”

“He could legally manage his business while in the White House. I don’t think he can do that politically, but he can do that legally,” said Trevor Potter, an attorney and a former Republican Federal Election Commission chairman.

While Trump is correct that as president he is exempt from a conflict-of-interest law that prohibits other federal officials from working on government matters in which they or their family members have a financial stake, he is still subject to bribery laws, nepotism laws and the Emolument Clause of the Constitution which prohibits him from accepting “gifts” from foreign powers.

Still, every ethics expert who spoke to ABC News said that continuing to run his businesses while president -- even if potentially legal -- would be highly unethical.

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Nike, Inc.(NEW YORK) -- If you've always wanted to own a pair of self-lacing sneakers like Marty McFly in Back to the Future, now's your chance.

Nike has released its Hyperadapt sneakers. The shoes feature buttons on the side that allow you to tighten and loosen the laces. It also has a blue light in the middle of the sole that indicates battery life.

But the high-tech kicks will cost you -- they have a retail price of $720.

You can snag a pair exclusively at two Nike store locations in New York City, and some Nike app users will have the chance to purchase the shoes through the app.

Later this month, Nike says the sneakers will be available to all Nike app users and at select Nike stores across the U.S.

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JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) — President-elect Donald Trump touted his job-saving prowess in Indianapolis Thursday at a manufacturing plant, but a portion of the 1,100 jobs he says will now remain stateside may never have been intended to go to Mexico in the first place.

Sources familiar with the deal announced late Wednesday confirmed to ABC News that 800 jobs at the Carrier facility in Indianapolis would remain, but that 600 would still be outsourced to Mexico. The company had announced in February that the factory, which employs 1,400 workers to produce furnaces and furnace parts, would shut down operations over the next three years.

Carrier intends to retain 300 white-collar positions — such as research and headquarters operations — in Indianapolis, but those jobs were never going to Mexico.

Trump and company officials on Thursday celebrated the preservation of 1,100 Carrier jobs in Indiana thanks to the agreement.

"Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences," Trump told workers at the Carrier plant. "These companies aren't going to be leaving anymore. They aren't going to be taking people's hearts out."

Trump added, "I will tell you that United Technologies and Carrier stepped it up and now they’re keeping — actually the number’s over 1,100 people, which is so great."

Also at the Carrier plant event, United Technologies chairman Gregory Hayes, said, "Today we can talk about 1,100 jobs in Indiana going forward. So I'm pleased to announce that we have decided to keep Carrier [in] Indianapolis."

Other nearby factories are still shuttering and sending jobs to Mexico. The United Technologies Electronic Controls factory in Huntington, Indiana, which is owned by the same parent company as Carrier, is sending 700 jobs to Mexico. The Rexnord Corporation ball bearings factory in Indianapolis, one mile away from the Carrier factory, is moving 350 jobs south of the border.

Trump has put other companies considering a move out of the U.S. on notice. During the campaign trail, he threatened to levy a 35 percent tax against Carrier imports if the company moved production to Mexico. At Thursday's rally, Trump said he called the CEO of Carrier after he saw a piece on an evening news broadcast that reported the company was moving jobs out of the country.

"We won't need so much flexibility for other companies because we are going to have a situation where they're going to know, number one we'll treat them well, and number two there will be consequences," Trump said. "Meaning, they'll be taxed very heavily at the border if they want leave, to fire their people, leave, make product in different countries and then think they'll sell that product over the border."

Carrier said the agreement with Trump is due in part to the incoming administration's EFFORTS as well as state tax incentives, which Trump's transition team has refused to disclose the full details of. Carrier company officials said in a statement Thursday that the state of Indiana, where Vice President-elect Pence is governor, offered the company a $7 million package over multiple years, contingent on factors including employment, job retention and capital investment.

"This is a great day for Indiana and it’s a great day for working people all across the United States of America," Pence said at the rally before introducing Trump. He added that the Trump team was "grateful" that Carrier will now be able to "stay and grow right here in America."

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Labor released a strong jobs report Friday morning. Payrolls expanded by 178,000 jobs in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent — lower than it has been since August 2007.

This is the last Jobs Report of the year and it reinforces what investors already expect: that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates, for the second time in 10 years when it meets, on Dec. 14.
There were new jobs created in construction, health care and business services, with the economy now creating ample work to absorb all the new entrants into the labor force.

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ABC News(INDIANAPOLIS) -- In Indianapolis Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump will tout his deal to stop nearly a thousand Carrier jobs from moving to Mexico. But at a ball bearing plant just a mile away, hundreds of Hoosiers may soon lose their jobs.

In October, the Rexnord Corp. announced it "tentatively decided" to move its Indianapolis operation to another one of its facilities, in Mexico.

Closing the plant would cost 350 workers their jobs, the union representing employees there told ABC News. The move is anticipated to happen sometime in the spring next year.

Rexnord has not responded to ABC News' requests for comment.

The president of the Indiana AFL-CIO, Brett Voorhies, started his career at Rexnord and has friends and family members who work at the plant. He told ABC News that people are happy for their friends at Carrier but wish Trump could help them too.

"It's really sad," Voorhies said. "They're looking out the window and seeing what's going on at Carrier, and they're happy for their brothers and sisters, but they're thinking, 'Why can't you do this for us as well? Are you able to save my life too, Mr. President?'"

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Mike Pont/WireImage via GettyImages(NEW YORK) --  Starbucks coffee announced Thursday that Howard Schultz, the company’s chairman and CEO, would be stepping down from his post this Spring and would be appointed executive chairman of the company.

The coffee magnate, who has been with the company for more than 30 years, is credited with turning Starbucks into a global brand with name recognition comparable to McDonald’s and Coca-Cola.

The change will be effective April 3, 2017, according to a company statement.

Schultz, the company said, "will shift his focus to innovation, design and development" of its Starbucks Reserve brand products and expansion of Reserve branded locations, while also focusing on the company’s "social impact initiatives."

"As I focus on Starbucks next wave of retail innovation, I am delighted that Kevin Johnson —- our current president, coo, a seven-year board member and my partner in running every facet of Starbucks business over the last two years —- has agreed to assume the duties of Starbucks chief executive officer," Schultz said in a statement released by the company.

In a conference call on the leadership shake-up, Johnson characterized Schultz one of the "most iconic leaders and entrepreneurs" in the world.

Despite his high status in the business world, Schultz has not been discreet with his political views and in September he publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton.

Speaking to ABC News' Chief Business Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis that month, the CEO said: "I do hope that Hilary Clinton becomes president of the United States."

Asked about his own political ambitions, Schultz said that "in the last couple of years, I’ve decided that this isn’t the right time for me." However, he would not rule anything out, saying "I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future."

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street closed mixed Thursday. The Dow closed at a record high, while the Nasdaq fell on weak technology stocks.

The Dow rose 68.35 ( 0.36 percent) to finish at 19,191.93.

The Nasdaq dropped 72.57 (-1.36 percent) to close at 5,251.11, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,191.08, down 7.73 (-0.35 percent) from its open.

Crude oil gained nearly 3 percent with prices hitting over $51 a barrel.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Elaine Chao, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of transportation, has a big job in front of her if confirmed by the Senate.

Rehabbing America’s aging infrastructure is clearly a Trump priority.

“We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports,” the president-elect said in his victory speech. “We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none.”

Crumbling transportation was a major theme during his presidential bid as well.

“Our infrastructure is broken,” then-candidate Trump said in June. “The roadways are so bad. Our bridges are bad. Airports are bad. ... We need to rebuild our country.”

The need for infrastructure investment was one of the only issues Trump and his rival, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, seemed to agree on.

According to the Federal Highway Safety Administration, nearly 10 percent of America’s bridges -- around 60,000 in all -- are classified as “deficient,” and the American Society of Civil Engineers says 32 percent of our major roads are in “poor” or “mediocre” condition. AAA estimates that potholes alone cost American drivers $3 billion a year. The Federal Aviation Administration says airport congestion and flight delays cost the country more than $31 billion. And the ASCE gives America a D for infrastructure.

Two weeks before Election Day, the business mogul released a plan, pledging to spend up to $1 trillion on transportation and infrastructure over the next decade.

The infusion of cash would be spurred by $137 billion in tax credits for construction companies, which, according to Trump advisers Wilbur Ross and Peter Navarro, would be later repaid through taxes on contractor profits and taxes on wages earned by the workers -- thus making the plan “revenue neutral,” according to the Trump campaign.

Theoretically, these tax credits would incentivize investors to spend big. (A trillion dollars' worth of infrastructure would require an initial outlay of about $167 billion, Trump's advisers said.) That investment would generate "thousands" of jobs in construction and manufacturing, his campaign said.

To quote Ross and Navarro, a Trump administration would seek a “private sector solution to the provision of public infrastructure."

Trump's plan also criticizes the Obama administration's expenditures on "endless studies," "layer-upon-layer of red tape" and litigation. A Trump administration would focus instead on finishing projects on time and under budget by streamlining permitting and eliminating wasteful spending, according to the campaign.

"Nobody can build better than I can," Trump said in answer to a question about infrastructure repair, adding that mending roads and bridges is "not so different" from erecting buildings.

According to, Trump also plans to tackle a number of transportation issues, from eliminating Transportation Security Administration wait times and reforming air traffic control systems to incorporating next-gen vehicles and upgrading water pipelines.

And it’s beginning to sound like he may be able to get somewhere.

In the hours following Trump’s election, Rep. Nancy Pelosi indicated that a “robust infrastructure jobs bill” could be Trump’s “common ground” with Democrats on the Hill.

Chao also happens to be married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell -- causing some speculation that her nomination could give Trump leverage over McConnell’s caucus, which is sometimes uncomfortable with high spending.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Sexual harassment knows no occupational boundaries, and many women who experience sexual harassment never report it.

ABC News gathered 10 women from 10 different industries who opened up about being sexually harassed. To protect the women, only their first names were used.

When asked how many of the participants have been sexually harassed over the course of their career, all 10 women raised their hands.

"I worked in restaurants for 10 years, and every time I walked into the kitchen, someone would whistle," said Blayne, who's in hospitality services.

"This person used guilt-tripping to try to get me to do sexual activity as compensation," Samantha, in marketing, said of her experience.

A majority of the 10 women at the forum left their hands up when asked if they had experienced workplace sexual harassment more than twice, then more than three times and then more than four.

Amanda, who works in politics, admitted that in the past, she has considered wearing an engagement ring to "make it apparent" that she's not interested in sexual advances at her workplace.

"[I] am here to talk to you about work, not about a date, not about whatever else and I sometimes wonder as a young woman," she said. "Do you assume that I am out here looking for my life partner at my next 3 o’clock meeting? And would you feel differently if I had on a wedding band or an engagement ring? Would it allow you to shut that door and only look at me as a fellow professional?"

Only two women raised their hands when asked if they filed a complaint with human resources against their harasser.

ABC News"I think it always feels like an uncomfortable choice," said Amanda. "I have to really think about my values and what’s important to me and weigh them against my career."

"I often feel that in the grand scheme of things, I’m just not that important to the company," said Sore, who works in education. "I sort of silenced myself; in that moment, there’s an erasure of yourself."

Jenny Yang leads the federal commission tasked with investigating and litigating charges of workplace harassment. She said “gender-based putdowns” can also be a form of sexual harassment because it’s harassment based on gender.

"Sexual harassment is very much about power, but sexual harassment doesn’t always involve propositioning," Yang said. "It can involve demeaning comments -- crude language -- that makes women feel like they’re in a hostile work environment."

ABC NewsMany of the women at the forum said they've often heard that they're "too emotional" when it comes to being on the receiving end of unwanted sexual advances in the workplace.

"You’re being too emotional -- that’s the new word for sexism that men use and they put you down," said Lesley, who has a career in media. "But you say anything, you’re emotional because you’re a woman."

To stop men from behaving inappropriately, Lesley's opinion was, "it starts in the home."

"[A]nd it starts with the parents, and it starts with our discussion with our young men saying, 'This is not OK."

Yang said workplace supervisors and leadership must be required to hear the message loud and clear "that harassment is not tolerated."

And a message from the forum of women: That part of the solution may lie within us.

"I’m raising my voice because I want to be an agent of change," said Elizabeth, finance.

"To encourage other young women," -- Sore, education.

"That they too can take a stand," -- Njambi, retail.

"To break out of silence," -- Samantha, marketing.

"I am speaking out against sexual harassment because it exists," -- Judnick, journalism.

"Because it even exists," -- Sylvia, philanthropy.

"Because it exists, and it shouldn’t," -- Blayne, hospitality services.

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