WoSEC Code of Conduct
Women of Security is committed to providing a safe environment for our chapter leaders, members and guests. This code of conduct is our first step towards making this happen. However, we also know that there are times that we will not get things right. Help us make things better by letting us know when you see a problem. You can reach out to your Chapter Leader or send an email to the WoSEC Board of Directors.
WoSEC is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for all our Leaders, Members, Sister Organizations, Participants and Guests. All Participants, including but not limited to Attendees, Speakers, Volunteers, Exhibitors, Service Providers, and others, are expected to abide by the WoSEC Code. This Code applies to all interactions – whether they be virtual, by telephone, in-person or in writing.
This Code may be revised by WoSEC Leaders at any time and the terms are non-negotiable. Updates will be posted to the WoSEC website. Your attendance or participation in WoSEC or WoSEC activities indicates your agreement to abide by this Code and its terms.
We agree that all we do in connection with our WoSEC work is, and will be, measured against the highest possible standards of ethical business conduct.
Who Must Follow Our Code?
When Must We Follow Our Code?
Special Rule Only for Mentors and Mentees
Privacy and Confidentiality
The following behaviour will not be tolerated:
Reporting Inappropriate Behaviour
If an issue arises at any point during a WoSEC event, please let us know. We will take your complaint seriously and we will listen. If you do not feel comfortable reporting an incident at the time that it takes place, reporting it later is always acceptable and encouraged. Please help us make WoSEC fun, safe and inclusive by informing us of issues we may have missed.
WoSEC Leaders Supplementary Code
As Leaders, we must always strive to be the best examples for our Members. This includes showing kindness to others, welcoming new Members, encouraging and perhaps even mentoring others, connecting people with one another and doing our best to make our community the one we've always dreamed of being a part of.
Privacy and Confidentiality and Your Obligations as a Leader
Should a member of the WoSEC community report an incident to you;
If a WoSEC Leader does not adhere to this Code, potential consequences include: being nicely asked not to do it again, discussions about the issue and guidelines for ensuring nothing like this happens again, imposition of rules (such as "you can't use that sponsor anymore because XYZ"), and, at worst, expulsion from the WoSEC organisation. Expulsion is the last resort and would require a vote by the Board of Directors. By talking things out we can, hopefully, avoid this worst-case scenario.