Statement on Equity & Inclusion

Sexual Health Innovations (SHI) is dedicated to creating technology that advances sexual health and wellbeing in the United States. We are driven by a passion for collaborative and transformative social change. As such, we strive to ensure that our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is evident in our organizational practices, structure, and culture.

We believe that equity and inclusion are not the responsibility of one, but all. We acknowledge that each individual brings unique experiences and backgrounds with them and that all staff contribute to an environment that is safe, welcoming, and affirming.

We believe that our journey toward equity and inclusion is guided by a consistent effort to be our best selves - individually and organizationally. We acknowledge that we must humbly engage in continuous self-examination of power and privilege while seeking out opportunities for learning and growth.

We believe that to do our best work, we must intentionally create and reinforce an inclusive culture. We acknowledge that even small actions or inactions contribute to our culture and we hold ourselves and each other accountable to consciously pursuing inclusivity and equity within every component of the organization.

Our commitment will be evident in the following action areas:

  • Our People: We will intentionally attract, select, develop, and retain individuals who represent a multitude of identities and backgrounds.
  • Our Users: We will strive for our products to meet the needs of the most marginalized, underserved user, knowing that it will then also meet the needs of the broader population.
  • Our Culture: We will prioritize inclusivity in our organizational culture by having clear avenues for open communication and calling each other in when missteps are made.
  • Our Work: We will vehemently pursue social change that dismantles sexism, racism, homophobia, ableism, transphobia, classism, sizeism, and rape culture.

To advance sexual health and wellbeing in the United States, we will continue to challenge ourselves, evaluate our successes and failures, and oppose systems of oppression and inequity. SHI’s products, employees, partners, and users all play an integral role in this commitment and together contribute to our holistic approach to equity and inclusion.

Equity is used to mean that every person has the ability to access resources that meet their needs. Whereas equality denotes sameness, equity recognizes that everyone enters a space with different privileges and oppressions and focuses on ensuring that each person has what they need to be successful.

Inclusion is used to mean that every person is able to feel safe, welcomed, and appreciated as their whole selves. Whereas diversity is about each person’s characteristics and identities, inclusion focuses on creating a space where diverse identities are respected and acknowledged.

Sexual Health Innovations is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all national, state, and local equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws.