Code of Conduct

Community Code of Conduct
{TechGirl} Inc. – {TechGirl} Summit – Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference
Contact: contact@techgirlsummit.com
Drafted January 16, 2018

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{TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference are dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our communities. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

This Code of Conduct was created to clearly define what we mean by a harassment-free experience, so that our communities and those who support it are clear about our intent and have access to procedures for addressing issues, should they arise.

{TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference Community Guidelines

{TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference value the safety and security of all our members, and because of that, we will not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination. Our goal is to provide a safe and secure environment for our members, and to this end we have taken the following actions:

  • Provide community guidelines and code of conduct of events
  • Explicitly outline and define forms of harassment and discrimination
  • Clearly outline the consequences for those who engage in harassing or discriminatory behavior
  • Provided a system for reporting any harassing or discriminatory behavior
  • Committed to a periodic review of code of conduct

{TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference is a volunteer-run, community oriented organizations that is dedicated to providing networking and collaboration on ideas and products related to Google development. We are committed to our mission statement and equally committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or socioeconomic status.

We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled permanently, at the discretion of the event organizers, which in most cases are members of the {TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference leadership team.

Forms of Harassment and Discrimination

Forms of harassment include sexual language and imagery, sexist, racist, and exclusionary jokes, and acts that insult or belittle other event attendees in any way. These are unacceptable at any and all {TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference events.

Other forms of harassment and discriminatory behavior include, but are not limited to: offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, unwarranted photography or recording, sustained disruption of event programming, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to immediately comply and may be removed from the event without warning by any member of the {TechGirl} Summit or Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference leadership. Participants are expected to comply with the {TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference Code of Conduct at all event venues.

Consequences for Harassment and Discrimination

If a participant engages in behavior which is harassing or discriminatory in any way, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate. These actions include, but are not limited to, issuing a warning or expulsion from all future events. If a warning or expulsion is issued, {TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference leadership may elect to share this information with directors from any network that the participant joins in the future.

How to Report Harassment and Discrimination

If you experience or notice harassment, discrimination, or any of the unacceptable behaviors outlined herein at a {TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference event, or have any other concerns, please report the incident as soons as possible.

To report an incident, take one of the following actions: inform the event organizer on site, inform another organizer in your network, report the incident to {TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference leadership via the form below.

Anonymous report >> Code of Conduct Violation Report

If you prefer anonymous reporting or would like for {TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference to address the issue, please use the incident report form. If you choose to share your name on the form, it will only be seen by {TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference leadership involved with resolving the issue.

We encourage you to report any incident of harassment, discrimination, or unacceptable behavior as soon as possible. {TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference leadership will take all appropriate actions to mitigate risk factors moving forward and continue to provide a safe and secure environment for all {TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference members. {TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference leadership is happy to assist attendees in contacting venue security, local law enforcement, or otherwise aid those experiencing harassment so that they feel safe for the duration of the event.

The {TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference leadership team will take great care to ensure that the assistance provided meets the needs of attendees who were affected.

Periodic Review

{TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference strives to create a positive and inclusive environment. As such, the {TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference leadership team commits to an annual review of Code of Conduct to ensure that it continues to align with this goal and address the needs of our community. The {TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference leadership welcomes feedback from our members, so please feel free to reach out at any time to contact@techgirlsummit.com for further assistance.

Acknowledgments

We would like to thank Women Who Code for letting us use their Code of Conduct to frame our own. {TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference leadership would also like to extend thanks and gratitude to {TechGirl} Summit and Women Empowering Girls Tech Conference members, organizers, sponsors, and allies who continue to help us improve this organization each day.