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CODE OF CONDUCT

AS A COMMUNITY WE WELCOME EVERYONE, AND ENCOURAGE
A FRIENDLY AND POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participants within the community, as well as steps to reporting unacceptable behavior. We are committed to providing a welcoming and inspiring community for all and expect our code of conduct to be honored. 
 

FOR OUR MEMBERS AND LEADERS 

1. Be kind - simple and self explanatory. 

2. Be discreet - everything discussed at a Soapbox event should be treated as confidential information, and if shared, for whatever reason, the member gives their permission. 

3. Be respectful - practice active listening, and encourage others to do the same. 

4. Be conscious - allow others the space to express themselves and their experience; extra credit for amplifying those in entry level and junior positions to get more involved with the community.

5. Be curious and understanding - Lean into growth opportunities for yourself and others, seek out those that have backgrounds and experiences different from your own. If you disagree with another member(s), see it as an opportunity for growth and connection.

6. Be forgiving - we are all human, and we make mistakes. Give your fellow SBW members some grace. 
 

 

FOR LEADERS 

1. Be kind - simple and self explanatory. 

2. Be discreet - everything discussed at a Soapbox event should be treated as confidential information, and if shared, for whatever reason, the member gives their permission. 

3. Be respectful - practice active listening, and encourage others to do the same. 

4. Be conscious - allow others the space to express themselves and their experience; extra credit for amplifying those in entry level and junior positions to get more involved with the community.

5. Be curious and understanding - Lean into growth opportunities for yourself and others, seek out those that have backgrounds and experiences different from your own. If you disagree with another member(s), see it as an opportunity for growth and connection.

6. Be forgiving - we are all human, and we make mistakes. Give your fellow SBW members some grace. 

7. Be present - if you serve on the board or leadership committee, participate. You are the future of the organization. 

8. Be responsible - if for whatever reason, you cannot make an EB/LC meeting or life has gotten in the way (as it so often does), and you are no longer able to support the community in the way you originally intended, please reach out and let us know so we can pivot as needed.

9. Be supportive - show up with empathy for yourself, the others serving with you on the EB/LC, and the community. 

10. Be receptive - when given feedback on any of your initiatives or ideas, assume feedback is a gift. 

11. Conflict Navigation - Disagreements are an expected element of collaboration. All leaders commit to working through conflict with respect and honesty. Leaders also commit to attending a session led by an outside mediator if the conflict cannot be resolved internally within a reasonable amount of time. Should a leader decide not to engage in mediation they will forfeit any leadership position they hold.


 

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Our mission is to promote and amplify women in the creative marketing (and adjacent) industry. As such, we are committed to uplifting all voices, all the time. This means addressing the diversity of the members that make up this organization. We honor and celebrate diversity in age, gender, gender identity or expression, culture, ethnicity, language, ability, national origin, political beliefs, profession, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, et al. We have not, do not and will not tolerate discrimination of any kind based on any of the protected characteristics listed above. 

 

If at any point you experience any conduct that does not meet these expectations, please reach out to us immediately at soapboxpresident@gmail.com and we will navigate a way forward together. 

 

RESOURCES/REFERENCES:

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/55597e72e4b0f7284bff49e0/t/56e340a1f8baf38bbe1d00f6/1457733793606/TCW+Guidelines+English.pdf

https://copim.pubpub.org/pub/co-designing-a-code-of-conduct/release/1

https://copim.pubpub.org/pub/code-of-conduct/release/1

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Universal_Code_of_Conduct

https://openlifesci.org/code-of-conduct

https://medium.com/uplifttogether/how-to-write-a-great-code-of-conduct-2d32448c96a

Member Codeof Conduct
Sponsor COD

SOAPBOX SPONSOR
CODE OF ETHICS & CONDUCT

When you become a sponsor of Soapbox Women you acknowledge the following:

 

Soapbox Women reserves the right to refuse or return any gift from a person(s) or company whose behavior and/or practices are not consistent with its mission, could introduce a conflict of interest, could expose Soapbox Women to liability or adverse publicity, or that could violate local, state or federal law. 

 

Please keep in mind that this code, in and of itself, cannot produce ethical behavior. We are striving to foster self-discipline, which depends ultimately on the character of the individual. Any person associated with a sponsoring entity is responsible for compliance with these rules of conduct. 

 

Furthermore, sponsorships will be accepted only when: (i) Undue influence would not be exerted by the donor to shape the spending of Soapbox Women nor to distort the programs of Soapbox Women (i.e., the independence of Soapbox Women  is not compromised by the gift); and (ii) The gift does not endanger the public’s trust in Soapbox Women to promote and empower the women of the entertainment advertising and marketing industries. 

 

For example, Soapbox Women will not accept gifts from recognized entities with recent lawsuits (within the last 5 years) against them when these lawsuits pertain to the safety or treatment of women.

 

 1. INTEGRITY, OBJECTIVITY, AND COMPETENCE
 

 1.1 Sponsors shall conform to all laws and regulations relating to their profession or business and shall not engage in any conduct involving fraud, deceit, bribery, misrepresentation or dishonesty in their professional or business activity.

 1.2 Sponsoring Soapbox Women means that the contributing sponsor holds itself to a high standard of equity and inclusion for employees that identify as women or non-binary individuals. We expect our Sponsorship partners are committed to promoting and empowering those that work for them, as well as furthering efforts to foster healthy working environments for all.

1.3  A Sponsor may identify its association with Soapbox Women by including the following statements or like representations on its official stationary or incorporated in the organization's official logo, provided that the statement or representation is not pronounced over other printed material: "Sponsor of Soapbox Women" or "Proud Sponsor of Soapbox Women."

 

2. LIABILITY

 

2.1 In no event shall Soapbox Women be liable for any indirect or consequential damages to a sponsoring entity. Its liability to the sponsor for any cause not excluded by these contract terms and regulations shall be limited to the amount of the sponsorship payment paid by the sponsor.
 

The sponsor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Soapbox Women, and any of its representatives, from any and all claims of property damage, reputation damage, or any other claims by whosoever sustained including the sponsor, its agents or employees, which claims may be incident to, arise from or be in any way connected with the sponsor’s occupation which are approximately caused by the negligence of the sponsor, its agents or employees, or which arise from any acts of the sponsor, its agents or employees.


 

RESOURCES/REFERENCES:
 https://www.cues.org/suppliers/sponsor-code-ethics

https://www.iaao.org/uploads/CONDUCTSPONSORSAdopted_0203.pdf

https://www.prsa.org/about/ethics/prsa-code-of-ethics

https://www.circleofblue.org/about/ethics/

https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.ser.org/resource/resmgr/custompages/about/origin_documents/SponsorGuidlines.pdf

https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.ser.org/resource/resmgr/custompages/about/origin_documents/SponsorGuidlines.pdf

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