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WIPA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (D&I) Committee is making progress in organization-wide diversity initiatives

The (D&I) Committee was formed to create a culture of equity, embrace differences, and promote diverse backgrounds and cultures amongst our membership and in the wedding industry.

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WIPA's Commitment to D+I

Dear Members and Colleagues,

Over the last year, we’ve continually shared our Diversity + Inclusion efforts with you and feel it's time to talk more openly about our journey. We recognize that WIPA has not historically been as inclusive as it should be. We have not represented all types of weddings and wedding professionals in our marketing and social media, and we have not prioritized inclusivity training for leaders. Our response to social crises has been limited and our correspondence has not always been thoughtful. We have taken very seriously the feedback we have received from professionals that have felt excluded by WIPA and we are committed to growing our understanding, improving our practices, and reflecting our diverse community. Here are some ways we plan to do this:

Our Education
Our focus here is twofold- supporting our leaders and members with D+I education, while also being mindful of introducing our members to diverse experts across the industry.

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First Gallery Focusing on Contemporary African Art Opens to Public

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