Code of conduct

Women Talk Design is committed to creating a safe space for everyone. Your participation in Women Talk Design, be it as someone engaging with our site, participating in our online community, or attending one of our events, constitutes your agreement to abide by this code of conduct.

*To be welcoming, friendly, and patient. To be as helpful as possible and to foster a positive attitude and experience for all.

*To be respectful. Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It’s important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. Participants of the Women Talk Design community should be respectful when dealing with others.

*To be careful in the words that you choose. We are a community of professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior aren’t acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Violent threats or language directed against another person.
  • Discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Posting sexually explicit or violent material.
  • Posting (or threatening to post) other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”).
  • Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
  • Repeated harassment of others. In general, if someone asks you to stop, then stop.

* To discuss and/or pitch personal projects only within a professional boundary, not ever excessively selling personal products, projects, or services.

If you believe someone is violating the Code of Conduct, we ask that you report it to us. A member of the Women Talk Design team will respond as soon as possible to address the issue. Anyone found to violate the Code of Conduct may be removed from the Women Talk Design community and/or event.

Text courtesy of The Speak Up! Project, Django Project, and Surrey International Writers Conference

We understand how important a Code of Conduct is, and as a new organization, we invite your input to strengthen our policies to ensure the safety and inclusiveness of our community. If you have any input, feedback and/or suggestions, please contact us.

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