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


 

Global Voices for Workplace Equity:Findings from the WE Survey
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Is Inclusion A Conclusion?
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Challenging the Feminine Ideal
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Why Diversity is Good for Business
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Survey Evangelists, Data Analysts, Powerpoint/Infographics Specialists, Bloggers/Opinion Leaders, and More...Volunteers Needed!
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What's Happening


Global Voices for Workplace Equity:Findings from the WE Survey
Read More>

Is Inclusion A Conclusion?
Read More>

Challenging the Feminine Ideal
Read More>

Why Diversity is Good for Business
Read More>

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

 

Endorsing Organizations

Endorsing Organizations

Voices

Is Inclusion A Conclusion?

Chhavi Chauhan | September 25, 2018 Equality…what equality? No two individuals of the >7.4 billion humans are identical in appearance, aptitude, emotional IQ, physical and mental wellbeing, and their personal and professional stature. I wonder if the human mind...

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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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Community