Code of Ethics
To build a community of women who encourage and support each other both professionally and personally.
Code of Ethics:
All members, guests, attendees and participants are expected to adhere to the Code of Ethics and Rules of Engagement to the highest degree.
Correct each other in private, defend and empower each other in public.
Act with integrity, competence, diligence, respect and in an ethical manner with members, attendees, speakers, guests and participants in all social media platforms, pages, groups and other forms of interaction. This applies to events, memberships, social media platforms, website posts or blogging, email or any other form of interaction regarding WIN.
Be patient and courteous.
Be inclusive. We welcome and support people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social and economic class, educational level, color, immigration status, sex, ages, size, family status, political belief, religion and mental and physical ability.
All members, participants and attendees are expected to be considerate and courteous of others. We understand that at times, we must take/make calls during events or meetings. Please be considerate and excuse yourself from the meeting so as to not disturb others. Please be considerate in keeping side conversations to a minimum so as to not disturb speakers, presentations or those listening to such.
We won’t all agree all of the time, but disagreement is no excuse for disrespectful behavior. We will all experience frustration from time to time, but we will not condone when frustration turns into personal attacks. We will not condone hostile attacks or situations where people will feel uncomfortable or threatened.
Choose your words carefully.
Always conduct yourself professionally. Be kind. Do not insult or put down others. Harassment or exclusionary behavior is not acceptable. We will not condone any behavior that advocates for or encourages any of the above behavior.
We understand that at times, when you choose to do business with other members or event attendees that you met thru WIN, that you may not be completely satisfied with their product or service. WIN does not endorse any particular person or organization. We do however encourage you to do your own due diligence prior to committing time or money to a company or individual. WIN is not responsible for any lost funds or transactions that happen between individuals or organizations.
Personal conflicts with other members or attendees.
We understand that at times, there will be conflicts with other members, participants or attendees. We expect that you handle your personal conflicts separately and outside of any WIN events. Use good individual judgment and common sense as your guide.
Regardless of whether the parties can obtain resolution privately, it is expected that your personal conflicts/differences are kept outside of WIN and WIN events.
Members or attendees may bring conflicts to the Chapter Director if the conflicts are affecting WIN members, participants, events or other areas AND you have not been able to resolve them privately. If informal resolution cannot be obtained, any party may reach out directly to the Executive Director, Dawn Pomaybo, for a more formal review.
Participation in any and all WIN events, sponsorships or memberships are completely voluntary. If you cannot adhere to the Code of Conduct, please do not attend, join or participate in any WIN activities.
If resolution cannot be attained, any or all parties may be asked to excuse themselves from the event, membership or social platforms. Registration for events and membership are non-refundable regardless of the reason for not attending or participating.
Participation in any and all WIN events are completely voluntary. If you cannot adhere to the guidelines, Code of Ethics or rules of engagement, please refrain from joining or attending events or participating in online discussions.