By submitting an application to join Woman Owned Greenwich, the prospective member agrees to abide by the Principles of the WOMOG Code of Conduct.
1 Each member makes a commitment to engage with other members. WOMOG members actively reach out to each other, participate in WOMOG programs and online discussions, and respond promptly to other members emails/calls.
2 Because most WOMOG meetings are in small groups or one-on-one and may take place in member's homes, WOMOG respects and recognizes a member's right and the overall right of WOG to Freedom of Association, a fundamental right protected in the US Constitution.*
3 WOMOG members are respectful and professional at all times and in all situations. Members will not engage in any conduct or take any action, written or oral, that will reflect negatively on or harm the reputation or business interest of other WOG members.
4 Members conduct business in a meaningful, legal and ethical way.
5 While appropriate business development and relationship building is encouraged, solicitation is not. Solicitation complaints and concerns will be reviewed by the Steering Committee.
6 Woman Owned Greenwich is founded on the principle of 'Give to Get'. Members should not expect other members to make referrals or provide extensive assistance before a meaningful relationship, founded on mutual respect, knowledge of each others' businesses, expertise and quality of work is firmly established.
7 Members understand that Woman Owned Greenwich is about relationship building and that their contact information will be shared with other members for that purpose. Member profile and contact information is for the sole use of fellow members to facilitate relationship building and cannot be used for bulk or targeted marketing/mailing purposes, nor can member profile information or the WOMOG directory be shared with non members or another organization for any reason.
8 Members are encouraged to openly discuss their challenges, successes and areas of concern. The privacy of these discussions is paramount. Members do not jeopardize another member’s business or personal privacy or safety.
9 Members understand that following the advice solicited from and given by another member(s) is at the sole risk of the member and no one member will be held liable by another.
Failure of a member to uphold the letter and spirit of the Code of Conduct could result in membership suspension or cancellation and is at the sole discretion of the Steering Committee.
Violations of the Code of Conduct
Reports of violations of the Code of Conduct must be submitted for Steering Committee review using an online Incident Report. To request an incident report, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To view the WOMOG incident report form, click here. (Do not complete this as hard copy, this is only to be completed as an online form.)
*In a free society, any person or group of persons has the right to associate with any other person or group of persons willing to associate with him/her or it on the basis of any standard and for any reason. And likewise, any person or group of persons has the right not to associate with any other person or group of persons on the basis of any standard and for any reason.
Terms/Definitions: Steering Committee - A group of 12 women who set strategic direction, define/enforce the Code of Conduct, manage finances and funding, develop programming and technology, and accept new members.
Woman Owned Greenwich is managed by an all volunteer 12 member Steering Committee in Greenwich CT.
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