Community Guidelines

Community Guidelines

We’re all in this together to create a positive place for support, advice and enriching discussion. To get the most out your Future Women experience, please follow these guidelines when participating in discussion in the Future Women community.

GET INVOLVED

We’re a community of tremendously talented and passionate people. Don’t hold back in sharing your knowledge and being part of the conversation. If you’re new, say hello and get involved! While we encourage involvement and sharing, it is up to you whether you would like to share or not.

KEEP IT FRIENDLY

Keep your comments (verbal and written) kind and be respectful of other participants. Be open and understanding of others who may have a different opinion to you.

NO HATE SPEECH OR BULLYING

Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things such as race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.

RESPECT LIVED EXPERIENCE OF DISCRIMINATION

We are working actively to create a space where people with lived experience of discrimination are respected and not subjected to further marginalisation. This means comments that could be considered ‘microaggressions’ are also not acceptable. Examples of comments that will not be tolerated could include negative comments about something that is a part of who someone is (for example, an accent, a stutter, or their appearance) or denial of their identity and experiences (for example, deliberately or continuously misgendering an individual). 

FOCUS ON PROFESSIONAL CHALLENGES (AND TAKE CARE WHEN TALKING ABOUT PERSONAL CHALLENGES)

While we know that professional and personal challenges are often deeply intertwined, our team and the FW community are not qualified mental health professionals. For this reason we try to focus on professional challenges in events and group discussions. If you need advice about connecting with mental health support, please see here: Looking after yourself

RESPECT EVERYONE’S PRIVACY

We operate under Chatham House Rules. What’s shared in a discussion should stay private. Be mindful of sharing personally identifying information about yourself or others.

MEDIA PERMISSIONS

If you are a journalist you must obtain permission from Future Women to report on any event or group discussion.

ADVICE – GENERAL

We don’t necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify, or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted by any user. Where necessary, you should seek professional advice.

ADVICE – FINANCIAL

You should consider whether discussion and information is appropriate to your needs. Discussion should not be used as financial advice and where necessary, you must consult with a financial expert.

ADVICE – MEDICAL

You should consider whether discussion and information is appropriate to your needs. Discussion should not be used as medical advice and where necessary, you must consult with a medical professional.

REPORT IT

If you see or hear a comment that violates our guidelines, please report it to the FW team at hello@futurewomen.com 

FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES

If you have made a comment that the FW team views as contravening our community guidelines, we will contact you with a reminder of these rules of engagement. If you choose not to follow our community guidelines, you may be asked to leave an event or group discussion. 

Your Legal Obligations

When using our Member Directory (available at https://community.futurewomen.com/members/) you agree to abide by these Community Guidelines, the Terms of Service (available at https://futurewomen.com/terms-of-service/), the Membership Terms (available at https://futurewomen.com/membership-terms/), and Privacy Policy (available at https://futurewomen.com/privacy-policy/)

When posting or commenting in the Future Women private Facebook Group (available at https://www.facebook.com/groups/futurewomencommunity/), you agree to comply with these Community Guidelines, in addition to Facebook’s Terms of Use (available at https://www.facebook.com/terms) and Community Standards (available at https://www.facebook.com/communitystandards/). Both Future Women and Facebook have the right to remove any Content or members that breach these terms.