Diversity, Equity and Inclusion @ TKWW
TKWW is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and an environment that fosters courage, curiosity, responsibility and action. I acknowledge that we have a tremendous amount of work to do. However, I remain energized and optimistic about the future and how we will leverage equity and inclusion as a catalyst for driving radical change and a workplace for all. Our differences make us stronger and we value employees whose differences include but are not limited to: gender, learning style, race, sexual orientation, religion, family status and zip code.
- Tawanda Johnson, Vice President, People
The Knot Worldwide welcomes all couples—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, family, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or citizenship status and any other characteristics protected by law—and we stand by our core belief of inclusivity.
We are committed to awareness, advocacy, education, partnerships and the willingness to be uncomfortable in the interest of promoting lasting, positive change to combat social injustice and inequity.
Our Team Members
We commit to diversity in our teams, to give our team members a representative voice where success will be a diverse and equitable workplace.
From requiring that all team members complete unconscious bias training and facilitating ongoing forums and panels to continue learning about racial inequality and discrimination, to ensuring an inclusive hiring process and implementing bias-mitigating strategies throughout the employee lifecycle, we are committed to our team members.
TKWW DE&I COUNCIL
Representatives of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council include employees from various departments across the organization along with an executive sponsor. The council is focused on supporting strategic initiatives, advocacy and promoting an inclusive environment.
TKWW EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUPS
We are fortunate to have several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) where employees meet based on shared characteristics, experiences or goals. The groups offer a chance to network and socialize, and to raise awareness of relevant issues.
We commit to supporting Black and other underrepresented groups in our local communities.
From creating a mentorship and tutoring program for team members to supporting Black and other underrepresented groups and serving underserved communities on The Knot Worldwide Annual Global Donate Day of Service, to formalizing an annual internship program for Black and other underrepresented groups, we are committed to our community.
TKWW is proud to be awarded the following accolades and partner with the following organizations in our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Our Engaged Couples
We commit to leveraging our product and content to better serve and highlight diverse and underrepresented groups.
From ensuring that our products and content are accessible, inclusive of and welcoming to everyone and there is no place for discrimiation of any kind, and creating content and product functionality to specifically serve and inspire Black and other underrepresented couples in their wedding planning journey, to using our products and tools to create opportunities for couples to become better advocates, we are committed to our engaged couples.
INCLUSIVITY ACROSS IMAGERY
We have committed to highlighting Black and other underrepresented groups, focusing not only on race and ethnicity, but also the intersectionality of other underrepresented groups, including LGBTQ+ couples, size inclusivity etc. across the majority of our imagery.
Couples now have the ability to easily search and book vendors based on their desire to “plan and create a wedding with intention.”
DIVERSITY FILTERS AND STOREFRONT BADGES
We commit to supporting the success of Black and other underrepresented groups as business owners within our WeddingPro Community.
From leveraging our platform to amplify voices of Black and other underrepresented groups of wedding pros and celebrating their successes to creating a year-long fellowship program to accelerate the careers of Black and underrepresented wedding pros, we are committed to our vendors.
FELLOWSHIP FOR CHANGE
gives underrepresented pros* in their first years of business the chance to pursue their passions and accelerate their growth through self-paced educational content, expert-led talks and so much more.
More information about Fellowship for Change can be found here.
The Knot Worldwide provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability. In addition to federal law requirements, The Knot Worldwide complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. The Knot Worldwide expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status.
Photo: Laura Memory Photography & Videography