Have you been to a conference or an event lately to hear a panel discussion and noticed that those on the stage were perhaps all white or all male? Many people -- and organizations -- are noticing, too, and taking action, beyond simply calling them out on tumblr or social media. In fact, there is a term for this lack of diversity: It’s called a “#manel.”
At InkHouse, we are following the lead of organizations such as The Alliance for Business Leadership and MassBio in committing to a pledge that ensures that speaker diversity reflects the community. In fact, we have agreed to a policy for participating in or organizing events to ensure that panels:
When InkHouse employees are invited to participate in external events, we will:
When organizations request InkHouse to partner or co-sponsor their event, we will require the organization to:
We hope other organizations will consider joining us!