Stamping out sexual harassment has become the top priority of the National Venture Capital Association, said NVCA President and CEO Bobby Franklin. The NVCA on Tuesday took the unusual step of holding a special board meeting to address the issue — the first time the association has called an unscheduled meeting in at least 10 years.

“We are spending lots of time and attention on this,” Franklin said.

The NVCA last month put out a public call for suggestions, and since then has received dozens of responses, Franklin said. At Tuesday’s meeting, the board agreed to seek expert input on those ideas, and pursue partnerships with organizations who want to be involved, such as the Institutional Limited Partners Association.

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