WeAreOpen’s mission is to show millions of people that openness is a value for organizations. We help businesses and employees experience, learn and demonstrate the benefits of inclusion. Our approach is building an openness-promoting community of businesses and professionals; offering services and insights; and creating campaigns with a coalition of businesses to show to millions that being open is not just the right thing to do but also makes business sense.
Prezi, espell, and Google founded WeAreOpen with the idea of openness as a value for organizations:
“We founded the WeAreOpen initiative in the summer of 2013 because we are convinced that being open, judging everyone solely on the basis of their achievements and actions, is not only the right thing to do, but experience indicates that it makes business sense and makes people happier at their workplace. We know that many people in Hungary share our values, and we believe that it’s important to make this public. The WeAreOpen initiative, along with its webpage nyitottakvagyunk.hu, has been created for companies, organizations and communities that would like to join us in expressing a commitment to openness and inspire others to do the same.
All companies, organizations and communities who agree with the goals of the “WeAreOpen” initiative and want to make that publicly known are welcome to join the WeAreOpen initiative.”
Since then, WeAreOpen has grown from a volunteer project to an emerging nonprofit social enterprise that works with its 1,000+ member companies and organizations, with local and international business leaders and experts to showcase the benefits of inclusion.