An inclusivity policy is a set of guidelines and practices aimed at promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace or other settings. It can include measures such as promoting diversity in hiring, providing training on unconscious bias, ensuring accessibility for individuals with disabilities, and creating a safe and respectful environment for all individuals regardless of their race, gender, religion, or other personal characteristics.
An inclusive design policy is an essential aspect of creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all individuals. Here at Sovereign Magazine, these are some reasons why an inclusivity policy is important to us:
It promotes diversity and equity within our organization and community.
It helps to create a culture of respect and understanding for individuals from all backgrounds.
It enhances creativity and innovation by encouraging diverse perspectives and ideas.
It helps to attract talented individuals from all backgrounds.
It positions our organization as a leader in promoting social responsibility and equality.
It helps to reduce discrimination and harassment within our organization and community.
It supports the mental and emotional well-being of our employees and our community by providing a safe and inclusive environment.
It helps create an environment where individuals feel comfortable being themselves and expressing their ideas and opinions.
What this means within our organization and community:
All feature requests are viewed through the lens of inclusivity. Is the content being shared inclusive? Therefore topics that provide separation or are “hot topics” we have decided as a brand, at this time, we will not publish. Topics such as but not limited to, religion or politics, will be decided on a case by case basis if they align with our brand standards, core values, and inclusivity policy.
One of our top priorities as a brand is to provide BIPOC women equal opportunities within our community.
We welcome LGBTQIA+ who identify as women to be featured in our magazine.
We offer scholarships for those who need financial assistance.
Within our organization and community, connection and candid conversations are the expectation. Any and all behavior outside of these standards goes against our policy.