HERE ARE OUR 5 COMMITMENTS TO OURSELVES AND OUR COMMUNITY
At Milk Makeup, we champion beauty for all. We believe in the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and are committed to being open with you on our journey to become a workplace where truly everyone can thrive. We also recognize that we will always have work to do.
This past June, we made 5 commitments as a team and shared them with our community along with a promise to begin work immediately and to provide an update on our progress by December 31, 2020, and every 6 months thereafter. This is where we are right now. It’s only the beginning of our progress, which will be an ongoing evolution for us.
Thank you to our community for being with us through it all. We’re always open to hearing from you and are thankful that you’re part of the Milk Makeup Family.
Update: Created a more diverse and inclusive hiring and interviewing practice resulting in the hiring of 4 additional individuals who identify as BIPOC. Partnered with recruitment agencies who represent talent who identify as BIPOC. Milk Makeup has 47 full time employees in the United States, 29% of them identify as BIPOC. Those team members are represented in Vice President, Director, Manager, Generalist, and Specialist levels across the brand. When we posted our employee representation in June, we did not have any BIPOC employees in the Executive Team. Due to COVID-19 and its implications on our business, we have not been able to hire anyone new at the Executive Level, but it still remains our goal.Below is the breakdown of our entire team in June 2020 and in December 2020:
(Based on 47 Employees)
(Based on 45 employees)
#2 EDUCATE, COMMUNICATE, TAKE ACTION
Update: Hired a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) consultant who has completed an internal leadership and team climate and culture assessment and conducted Bias and Allyship training for the entire team. Hired a leadership consultant, Sharon Chuter of UOMA Beauty, to add a more diverse and inclusive perspective on all business and people initiatives. Retrained all leadership and team members on Milk Makeup’s Code of Conduct.
Update: Partnered with makeup artists, directors, models, hair stylists, photographers, and content creators from the BIPOC community. Out of 556 photos and videos posted on our social feeds since June 2020, more than 50% of the people we featured are BIPOC.
#4 GIVE BACK
Update: Donated $50,000 to the NAACP to support their initiatives to dismantle systemic oppression. Donated $50,000 to The Center, the LGBTQIA+ community center in downtown NYC.
#5 BE ACCOUNTABLE
Update: We are accountable to our team and our community and will continue to provide an update on our progress every June and December.