Statement of Diversity
MadPipe does not base its activities on any distinction regarding age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or national origin. Nor does it accept invitations to do so. MadPipe neither limits nor caters to a particular demographic.
Many diversity statements are formal to the point of being oblique, and long enough to render as obligatory language, rather than conviction. These remarks are deliberately brief and informal, yet carry the full weight of the company's resolve.
Given recent political developments, including the white supremacist rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, from August 11 to 12, 2017 and culminating in an insurrection to overthrow the US Constitution and its Congress at the Capitol in D.C. on January 6, 2021, there is a need to make it clear that MadPipe rejects certain views as beneath the dignity of its association.
Homogeneity and parochialism are not values and do not add value. The best talent and ideas transcend insular boundaries and lie across a rich buffet of differences that form an authentic culture and evoke a rational patriotism in proportion to its prodigious hospitality.
If someone has a moral, spiritual, ethical, religious, professional, or personal interdict against collaborating with legal immigrants, guests and residents of other nationalities, some ethnicities, certain political affiliations, distinct regional loyalties or customs, particular religions, a specific gender, or differing sexual orientations, then they should move on—they're not for this company, and we are not for them. This is not a matter of mere preference but of ethical commitment; In that case, MadPipe considers it unethical to accept that business.
Granted, people are in differing stages of personal development, and the impulse to homogeneity can stem from ignorance and inexperience. We can tolerate someone in a client company that doesn't fully get it. If such bigotry is truly representative, however, of the company culture and leadership attitude, then please look elsewhere.