We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” -Maya Angelou

The team at the Women’s Print Mentoring Network (WPMN) is committed to policies and practices that make our network inclusive for everyone. We are driven to bring together women of different backgrounds, ethnicities, professional experiences, and stages of their career in the printing industry. Most importantly, our network celebrates education and actions that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

Education is an important step in eliminating unconscious bias, implicit bias and creating awareness of our own blind spot bias. Allies and experts are critical supports for diversity work of any kind. To this end, the WPMN Team would like to share the following external resources:

Watch:  Who, Me? Biased? A video series by the New York Times.

Take Harvard’s Project Implicit Social Attitudes test to assess your own bias.

Visit the Teaching Tolerance site: Teaching About Race, Racism and Police Violence

If you’re a president/CEO, sign the National Coalition for Racial Justice & Equity Anti-Racism CEO Pledge or sign the Anti-Racism Ally Pledge.

Read a book from the list of book recommendations:

The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships by Gleb Tsipursky, Foreword by David McRaney (2020)

Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change by Ellen Pao (2017)

Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships across Differences by Tiffany Jana, Matthew Freeman (2016)

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by M. Banaji and A. Greenwald (2013)

Support conversations with children with  these suggested resources from EmbraceRace.

We hope you find these resources useful. Through education we can take action, speak up against injustices and work together to rectify inequities in our communities. Thank you for joining the Women’s Print Mentoring Network and supporting our commitment to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion.