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International Women’s Day 2019 is an opportunity to celebrate women in the EOS ecosystem but also an opportunity to commit to helping create a diverse, equal and inclusive EOS ecosystem for the future. That is why shEOS is inviting you to sign the EOS Diversity Manifesto.

EOS Diversity Manifesto

We are aware we are using the word diversity as shorthand for diversity, equality and inclusion.

Diversity is not an end in itself, but a powerful means to collectively improve our work.  By broadening the range of experiences and perspectives we bring to bear in our decision-making, we can ensure better decisions are made.  It must also be felt and seen: in the actions we take, the language we use, the way we interact, the places we present ourselves and the ways in which we open ourselves up to challenge.In order to move forward, those of us who hold power must show through our actions and words that we are serious about delivering social good with people, and not to people.We must hold ourselves accountable for seeking out the voices too often ignored, to listen and respond, and in so doing, share our power with generosity and enthusiasm.We ask for your commitment and support to explore and understand equality, diversity and inclusion in EOS.In order to achieve the above we the undersigned have committed ourselves to the below, as a working charter to guide and drive us. It is our hope that you will join us.

  1. We believe diversity, equality and inclusion is important
  2. We will commit to exploring approaches and methods that help to bring equality, diversity and inclusion in the EOS ecosystem
  3. We will commit to implementing an internal plan which seeks to improve diversity and inclusion within our organisation and address unconscious bias.  There is no set form or required elements. It should just include concrete action and be fit for purpose for your organisation
  4. We will commit to diversity in our team at a staff and governance level.
  5. We will commit to adopting an inclusive recruitment process, including a statement on equal opportunity and diversity when we advertise roles and taking steps to ensure that knowledge of vacancies reaches all areas of the community.
  6. We will commit to only supporting events where there is an active and enforced diversity and inclusion policy and we will actively forgo industry events and conferences that employ objectification as entertainment. We will commit to put forward speakers from under-represented groups to represent our organisation.
  7. We will commit to anonymously sharing our diversity data for an annual report on EOS diversity, equality and inclusion.

Learn more about the shEOS Diversity Campaign and signing the EOS Diversity Manifesto:

Resources to help you take action:

With thanks to:

Diversity Forum Manefesto

UNDP sustainable-development-goals/goal-5-gender-equality.html

Forbes Innovation_Through_Diversity.pdf

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