Leaders Code of Conduct


All leads for Techqueria must adhere to the Leaders Code of Conduct.

Definition 🔗︎

A Techqueria lead is defined as a member of Techqueria who has ownership over something internally related to Techqueria.

Leads can include but are not limited to:

  • Staff
  • Board members
  • Advisory board members
  • Chapter directors
  • Committee members
  • Social media volunteers

Acceptable Behavior 🔗︎

Generally speaking, we hope that our leads aim to find consensus even when there are disagreements and keeping a professional attitude.

You should try and hold your peers accountable with constructive feedback before escalating it further.

  • Following Techqueria’s Code of Conduct
  • Using your leadership position to encourage members to follow the Code of Conduct
  • Representing Techqueria with external partners or stakeholders in a professional and courteous way
    • A good reference would be how you would communicate with a professor or teacher
  • Communicating with members as a representative of Techqueria in a professional and courteous way
    • A good reference would be how you would communicate with a fellow co-worker you feel neutral about
  • Following our Social Media Guidelines when posting content to any Techqueria accounts
  • Adhering to Political Advocacy Guidelines
  • Posting a message in #announcements after asking for a review from other leads
  • Adhering to Techqueria’s NDA and not sharing information from private channels only accessible to leads with external parties or individuals

Unacceptable Behavior 🔗︎

Depending on the severity of the violation, the lead will either be given a warning or removed from leadership immediately.

Severity Level 1 🔗︎

For the following behavior, we will issue up to 2 warnings before moving forward with a removal.

  • Abusing the usage of @channel or @here if given admin permissions
  • Posting a message in #announcements without first asking for an initial review in #techqueria-leaders
  • Not following our Social Media Guidelines when posting content to any Techqueria accounts
    • Posting inappropriate content, such as content considered not safe for work, on social media channels

Severity Level 2 🔗︎

For the following behavior, we will issue 1 warning before moving forward with a removal.

  • Making changes in admin settings of Techqueria Slack Workspace without first asking a staff member
  • Representing Techqueria with external partners or stakeholders in an immature or unprofessional way
  • Volunteering for organizations that violate our No Tech for ICE policy as a representative for Techqueria
  • Partnering with an org that violates our No Tech for ICE policy
  • Violating Techqueria’s NDA and sharing information from private channels only accessible to leads with external parties or individuals
  • Cursing while interacting with other members even if you strongly disagree with their point of view

Severity Level 3 🔗︎

For the following behavior, we will remove you as a lead immediately.

  • Using your leadership position to alienate, intimidate or verbally threaten members
  • Violating any Political Advocacy Guidelines which could threaten Techqueria’s 501c3 status
  • Depositing money meant for Techqueria into your personal bank account/to yourself
  • Refusing to sign Techqueria’s NDA
  • Refusing to sign the Leaders Code of Conduct

Reporting Violations 🔗︎

If you feel a lead has violated the Leaders Code of Conduct, please let Techqueria’s board of directors know by emailing board@techqueria.org.

If you feel a lead has violated Techqueria’s Code of Conduct, please report that to the Trust & Safety Committee by submitting a report as outlined in the Code of Conduct.

If you are a board member and you feel another board member has violated the Leaders Code of Conduct, you must adhere to board bylaws to start a discussion around potential removal.

Enforcement 🔗︎

Any lead found in violation of the Leaders Code of Conduct will be dealt with through a board member reaching out and issuing a warning or removal depending on the severity.

Code of Conduct 🔗︎

The Code of Conduct applies to ALL members of Techqueria, including leads, while the Leaders Code of Conduct applies only to Techqueria leads.

Code of Conduct violations are governed by the Trust & Safety Committee and are dealt with separately. If a lead is found in violation of the Code of Conduct, they must be treated the same way as a member unless otherwise noted.


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ℹ️About Techqueria

Techqueria is a 501c3 nonprofit that empowers Latinx professionals with the resources and support that they need to thrive and become leaders in the tech industry.

Founded in 2015, we are the largest community of Latinx professionals in tech in the U.S. with over 11,000 members and 7 chapters. Our online Slack community has 8,000+ members and 2,000+ weekly active users.

The majority of our members work in PDE (product, design and engineering), have 3 to 5 years of experience, identify as millennials and joined Techqueria through word of mouth.

We work with both tech companies and employee resource groups (ERGs) to build Latinx-centered spaces that revolve around career advice, recruiting, mentorship and networking in order to comprehensively affect change in the tech industry.

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