We at U.S. employee-owned Westchester Publishing Services believe that collectively, our differences make us stronger, enrich all our lives, and bring innovation and creativity to our work across our global organization. Our mission to support our clients and their authors as they express and produce accurate and relevant content for their readers increasingly requires that we access the perspectives and voices that people from various backgrounds and experiences can provide. We commit, therefore, to cultivating a culture of inclusion and belonging where all people know that their voices and perspectives are honored and make a difference, as well as seeking out talent from populations that have historically been marginalized in our industry.
We realize we have work to do to reach this goal. Our journey will be one of learning, growth, and aligning our attitudes, culture, and systems with the goals of diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity. We welcome people of every race, color, culture, religion, belief system, gender identity, gender expression, age, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, education, ability, health, neurotype, marital/parental status, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, and/or military status, as well as those identities and experiences not specified here.
We recognize that being welcoming is not enough; we must intentionally cultivate a sense of belonging among our staff, so that inclusion is an authentic expectation, fostering equity at all levels. We look to our global operations and freelance pools in the US, UK, India, and beyond as a model for belonging. Our dedicated staff acknowledges and celebrates cultural and religious differences and continues to learn from one another. Our talent recruitment is an area where we can actively seek to increase the diversity in voices and perspectives available to our organization, and we are committed to bringing in the best possible talent from across all communities.
The employee-owners at Westchester welcome your feedback on the above statement, and any suggestions as to how we can best pursue and realize the vision shared above.