WITI Code Of Ethics and Philosophy
1. No One Stands Alone
WITI strives to create genuinely welcoming environments where each person is treated with equal support and respect, regardless of title, age, gender, or ethnic background. WITI's policy at every WITI event is that no person stands alone; i.e., it is each person's responsibility to welcome a solitary individual into the group; no cliques are tolerated at WITI events.
2. Collaboration Instead Of Competition
WITI is about collaboration, not competition. In competition, someone wins and someone loses. At WITI, we collaborate to help each other win.
3. Integrity Central
At WITI, integrity is central to all of our actions and interactions. We respect, acknowledge, and protect each other's ideas, intellectual property, and confidential information.
4. Acknowledgement And Recognition
WITI members are committed to:
- Celebrating and recognizing each other's accomplishments
- empowering ourselves and recognizing our own worth
- acknowledging the ideas and contributions of the women around us
- helping everyone who crosses our path grow, thrive and succeed
Women become fully empowered when we make a conscious decision to accept full responsibility for our decisions and our actions. At WITI meetings we utilize our time, intelligence, and talent to support each other in identifying options, finding solutions, and taking action.
6. Confidentiality And Trust
WITI members often work in challenging environments where they cannot speak freely without risk of losing their job. Every WITI woman must honor each other's confidentiality so that we continue to be a safe haven for sharing challenges and solutions.
7. Honoring Past Generations with a Commitment To Future Generations Of Women
WITI members are committed to honoring the women who came before us who contributed to our present and consciously work towards creating a better legacy for the next generation of women.
8. Listening For Value
WITI members are receptive to change. We know that no one person has all the answers. Even when there is a success, the WITI Woman knows that there are many situational approaches, and many challenges ahead. WITI members appreciate others' ideas, problems, and solutions without judgment.
9. Taking Responsibility
WITI members constantly strive to improve and contribute to each other's relationships. Rather than blaming others, we understand that each of us is responsible for making WITI better and utilizing our networks to expand and build our relationships.
10. Risk Taking
WITI Members understand that we are plowing new ground; to make things better risks must be taken. WITI members are willing to take risks to improve and positively contribute to our global society.
11. Using Technology
WITI members are committed to responsibly using our knowledge of technology to make a positive contribution to our global society.
12. WITI Men and Diversity
WITI members believe we cannot succeed without positive collaboration with everyone and welcome differences. We understand that seeing products, technology is greater when seen through different eyes and prisms and welcome true diversity at each of our events. We will not tolerate any form of prejudice.
13. Personal Commitment
WITI Members encourage and support every person in realizing their fullest potential. Commitment to Excellence; Commitment to respect each other.
14. Business Solicitation
WITI Women respect other people's space. While discussing possible solutions in a respectful way is acceptable, high pressure sales tactics is strictly forbidden.
15. ZERO tolerance for Racism, Prejudice and Bullying
Anyone who enters a WITI event and exhibits this behavior will be escorted to the door - the exit door.