Our mission is to ensure all Rare Beauty Brands employees present and future feel welcomed, included, heard, and evaluated based on their work and capability, nothing else. We want everyone to feel like they can bring their whole self to work.
From an external perspective, we want to ensure fans of our brands feel they are welcome in the RBB community and that they are represented.
We Can Create Change
That starts with being transparent about our company makeup. Out of our team of 27:
4 are non-Black POC
21 identify as female, 6 identify as male
4 identify as LGBTQ+, 22 identify as heterosexual, 1 prefers not to answer
And that’s not enough. Encouraging wellness and self-care is a fundamental mission of our brands. Inclusivity and service to others are values we hold dear. It’s time to truly act out those values within our company and across our community. We’re committing to radical change in support of BIPOC, and those changes need to happen across every aspect of our business.
We have taken the following actions:
We donated $10,000 to the Loveland Foundation, which strives for empowerment of women and girls in the Black community, including free therapy and mental health services. Because we believe strongly that wellness is vital to the empowerment of members of the BIPOC Community.
We’ve kicked off our internal Diversity and Inclusion Committee focused on training and education, as well as improving our hiring processes, and taking a serious look at our corporate diversity, equity and inclusivity in every facet of the business.
Here is our plan going forward to follow through, stay accountable, and live the change we wish to see. There will be more added to this list as we evolve and grow.
When we are able to hire again, we will work to ensure a more diversified pool of applicants, through recruiter partnerships, connecting with diverse networking groups and making sure the position is truly accessible to every qualified person.
We held a series of roundtable discussions to educate ourselves through insights and perspectives directly from members of the BIPOC RBB community.
We’ve established an ongoing partnership with Black Girl Ventures, a national organization for Black and Brown woman-identifying entrepreneurs.
We will continue to share updates here as our team puts in the work. If you have any questions, comments, resources, or suggestions to share to help make our plan even stronger, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sincerely, Rare Beauty Brands
If you’re looking for Selena Gomez’ new brand, this isn’t it.
But, if you’re looking for great, effective skincare (gorgeous skin makes the best canvas for cosmetics, just saying) follow our brands. We think they’re pretty special.