Fostering diversity to enable inclusion

Fostering diversity to enable inclusion

The Workplace Equity Project (WE) was founded in 2017 as an independent, nonprofit organization to explore workplace experiences, practices, and opportunities in scholarly publishing. WE employs research, communications, and advocacy to raise awareness and promote solutions for organizations across the industry.

A diverse community of people and organizations is working together on the WE Survey, WE’s first initiative, to learn how widely organizations in our industry already address equity and diversity issues, whether these efforts are effective, and how to drive change. The WE Survey is open to everyone who works in scholarly publishing from 31 January to 23 March 2018.  Endorsements from major organizations (Society for Scholarly Publishing; International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers; NFAIS; and UN Women UK) will help to encourage widespread participation in the WE Survey.

A report on the findings will be presented at the Society for Scholarly Publishers’ 40th Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, May 30–June 1, 2018.  Still in a formative stage, WE intends to build on these findings to develop additional research, communication, and advocacy efforts to raise awareness and promote solutions.   At the current time, WE is self-funding our modest expenses, but will seek grants as our needs grow.

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 survey is closed

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What's Happening


The WE Survey now closed

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Survey Evangelists, Data Analysts, Powerpoint/Infographics Specialists, Bloggers/Opinion Leaders, and More...Volunteers Needed!
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Diversity and Inclusion at SSP: An Interview with Executive Director, Melanie Dolechek Read More>>

Endorsing Organizations

Endorsing Organizations

Voices

Dance Lessons

Susan Dawson | May 6, 2018 I recently heard a Verna Myers quote, "Diversity is inviting someone to the dance, inclusion is asking them to dance." As a teenager in the ‘90s I spent a fair amount of time watching TV, so when I heard this quote,...

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