Code of Conduct

Girl Develop It is dedicated to providing a harassment-free community and learning experience for everyone. We welcome and celebrate all adult/18+ participants, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or identity. We expect all attendees to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout Girl Develop It classes and events. Male-identified individuals are welcome at our events, and it is expected that all participants be treated with equal respect.

Harassment, discrimination, and bias are not appropriate for any Girl Develop It event. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or identity; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.

All communication must be appropriate for a professional audience. Teachers, event organizers, volunteers, and hosts are also subject to the anti-harassment policy and are accountable for creating a welcoming and appropriate environment.

We do not tolerate harassment of Girl Develop It participants in any form. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. A participant who engages in inappropriate behavior will be warned or expelled with no refund at the discretion of the event organizers. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, contact the event organizers or your local Chapter Leader(s) immediately.

Your privacy is important to us. While photographs may be taken in class and can be shared by group members in the group’s Meetup page, no photograph shall be used for promotional purposes without verbal and/or written consent of the attendees. If a group photograph is taken, your participation will serve as your agreement to the use of such a photograph for Girl Develop It promotional purposes. If you are uncomfortable having your photograph shared, please let us know before or during the event.

Girl Develop It Chapter Leaders/Teachers/Event Organizers will be happy to help members contact local law enforcement, provide escorts when possible and with reasonable notice, and otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event/class. We value your attendance.

Girl Develop It expects participants to follow these rules at all Girl Develop It social events and in online discourse.

If you have any questions, please contact your local chapter. Contact information for your local Chapter Leader can be found on