2020 has been a reflective year for us.
It has provided the time and opportunity to pay full attention to not only our physical well-being but also our conscious and unconscious interactions with people. Some of these interactions may have contributed to the everyday struggles and progress of those we may have overlooked.
This time has helped us to establish what is truly important and where our real strengths lie. For us at Videoweek, we know that our strengths lie in diversity; everything from different voices, perspectives and experiences helps us to enhance our platform culturally and supports our mission. Although equality, diversity and inclusion have always been at the forefront of our mission, we know we need to do more.
So, we are going to be absolutely clear on how crucial it is that we represent everyone we encounter, work alongside and present to, accurately and ensure they feel safe and comfortable to contribute and share ideas with us.
We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for our team and a brand that embodies diversity across our platform and events. We are going to build a brand where everyone can thrive and contribute, ensuring that Videoweek reflects the change we want to see in the world.
Our aim for 2020 and beyond is to empower, lift and highlight a broad demographic of people, taking particular care to represent all of our unsung heroes authentically.
Our promise to you and ourselves is to ensure people from the LGBTQ+ community, marginalised races, genders, religions and abilities are given a platform, to feel heard and to use whatever voice they deem necessary to share their message with us. We also promise to share accountability for the practical application of this statement by living it daily.
Editor in Chief, Videoweek