Our Diversity Policy

How we are spearheading change in skincare journalism.

Policy was last updated on May 31, 2022.

We aim to be a vanguard for real, tangible change within the publishing and media industry. Our industry-leading diversity policy aims to support those from historically under-represented and marginalised groups.

Institutional racism in publishing and media is still an incredibly prevalent issue that must be resolved. Even in this modern age, we believe minorities do not receive the amount of compassionate representation they deserve.

This is unacceptable.

All brands within the AWG network are allies of marginalised and unrepresented people, regardless of their age, gender identity, race, cultural background, sexual orientation, body type, ability, and religious background.


We’re taking a principled stand and refusing to provide media coverage to brands who are not aligned with our initiative.

Supporting Diverse Business

We believe that in order to create a more inclusive world, those of us with certain privileges need to do more to even the playing field.

We aim to support businesses owned by people from diverse and minority backgrounds whenever it is possible for us to do so.

We aim to achieve this goal through the offering of free promotional services.

Promoting Diverse Teams

We’re industry-leading in our diverse hiring policies. No longer will the credentials of an individual take priority; the circumstances of the applicant will also play a major roll in our decision-making for employment.

We’ve implemented this to ensure that those from diverse and minority backgrounds do not continue to lose out to those from privileged backgrounds.

Promoting Diverse Movements

It’s no secret that we actively use our reach for positive change in the world.

Pledging to support social change and activism is a huge part of our ethos. We aim to be the change we wish to see in the world, and help bring about a fairer and more inclusive society.

Training & Education​

We believe that all members of our team need to be on the same page, therefore, as part of our diversity initiative, all staff are offered diversity and anti-racism training. Helping our staff become more knowledgeable on the trials and tribulations of marginalised people is something we believe is integral to ensuring we continue to suppress systemic racism within our industry.

Acknowledged and signed by the Speaking Skincare editorial team:

Ariel Vasquez

General Manager

Anele Debney

Assistant General Manager​

Blair Fernandes

Editorial Director​

Emma Harper-Cox


Tina Wu

Head of Content​

John Neil

Senior Writer

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