Preamble to the

Women Helping Women in Entertainment

Code of Ethics & Conduct

A guide for ethical internal business dealings within the WHW Network

This is a preamble to the WHW Code of Ethics & Conduct.

The full document containing specific guidelines of membership can be reviewed by clicking
WHW Code of Ethics & Conduct.


Women Helping Women (WHW) exists for the purpose of supporting, assisting, and empowering women in the entertainment industry, and specifically for the mutual benefit, education, support, mentoring, networking, collaboration, work opportunities, and general career advancement of its members. As such, Women Helping Women has adapted as a condition of membership, a Code of Ethics & Conduct.

The Code is intended to serve as a basis for ethical decision making in the conduct of professional work. Secondarily, it serves as a basis for judging the merit of a complaint pertaining to violation of professional ethical standards.

Adherence of professionals to a code of ethics and conduct is largely a voluntary matter. However, if a member engages in conduct that violates any aspect of this code, membership in WHW may be terminated.

While affirming the necessity and desirability of maintaining full individuality and freedom of action, WHW members pledge themselves to uphold the principles contained in the WHW Code of Ethics & Conduct, pledge their support to WHW itself and to the principles of honorable coexistence, professionalism, integrity, and honesty in their relationships with co-members.

WHW firmly believes that adherence to the highest standards of ethical conduct is the only acceptable way of doing business and is the personal responsibility of every one of our members. WHW believes in fair dealing, integrity, trustworthiness, the values of equality, tolerance, respect for others, and the principles of effectuating upward mobility within the network.

The mission is accomplished by members who conduct their business with professionalism, act with integrity, volunteer services to WHW programs, provide professional support for colleagues, and comply with the codes and ethics of WHW.

This defines who we are and this governs the WHW Code of Ethics & Conduct.