Fostering diversity to enable inclusion

Fostering diversity to enable inclusion

The Workplace Equity Project, a grassroots organization that is building a community of voices to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity in the scholarly publishing industry through research, communication, and advocacy. Conceived while organizing an AAP/PSP live event/webinar in October 2017, the WE Project conducted an industry-wide survey to capture data on workplace experiences, practices, and opportunities in the scholarly publishing industry, an effort that was aided by endorsements from the Association of University Presses, Society for Scholarly Publishers, Crossref, Association of Publishers in India, OASPA, ISMTE, My Science Work, ALPSP, STM Association, Singapore Book Publishers Association,NFAIS, UN Women UK, and the Association of Australian Publishers. Aiming to learn how individuals in the industry view their organizations’ efforts address these issues, whether existing efforts are effective, and what can be done to drive change, the survey drew 1,182 respondents from around the world.

Initial findings were presented at SSP 40th Annual Meeting, June 1, 2018 – “Workplace Equity in the Scholarly Publishing Industry: Survey Report and Panel Discussion.” The Report and Executive Summary will be published later this summer.  WE co-founders will present the keynote address at ISTME’s 2018 North American Conference, August 2, 2018, and have been invited to participate in a panel at the ALPSP Conference and Awards, September 12-14, 2018.

Vision

The Workplace Equity Project (WE) is building a community of diverse voices to advance equity in the scholarly publishing industry.  As our acronym suggests, WE believes that we perform at our best when we invite and embrace perspectives from people of all genders, ages, races, creeds, sexual orientations, disabilities, and geographies.

Mission

WE collaborates with stakeholders across the scholarly publishing ecosystem to:

  • Promote a workforce that better reflects the diversity of the general population
  • Advocate for greater access to resources and opportunities for all demographics at every level within an organization
  • Advance industry efforts to embrace diversity and effective inclusion by collecting data, defining key metrics, tracking progress, and reporting transparently
  • Foster equitable business practices and behaviors through communication and consultation

What's Happening


The WE survey: The big reveal

Workplace Equity in the Scholarly Publishing Industry — Survey Report and Panel Discussion
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Why DIVERSITY Is Good for Business Read More>

Focusing on Change: Equity Begins with Awareness Read More>

Survey Evangelists, Data Analysts, Powerpoint/Infographics Specialists, Bloggers/Opinion Leaders, and More...Volunteers Needed!
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What's Happening


The WE survey: The big reveal Read More >

Workplace Equity in the Scholarly Publishing Industry — Survey Report and Panel Discussion
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Why DIVERSITY Is Good for Business Read More>>

Focusing on Change: Equity Begins with Awareness Read More>>

Survey Evangelists, Data Analysts, Powerpoint/Infographics Specialists, Bloggers/Opinion Leaders, and More...Volunteers Needed!
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Endorsing Organizations

Endorsing Organizations

Voices

Challenging the Feminine Ideal

  Jodi Harrell | August 13, 2018 I grew up in the 1980s with a mother who fully embraced the feminine ideal. I learned that to be feminine was to walk a more or less narrow line of conformity to what it meant to identify as female. Graceful, attractive, pleasant to be...

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Insights

Why DIVERSITY Is Good for Business

An interview by Outsell For Startups with WE advisor Anthea Stratigos "Data speaks volumes. Outsell discovered that just 6% of the top 350 companies in our industry are run by women, and only 22% of their C-suites are composed of women, and many of these...

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