Transgender Inclusion: What it Means, Why it Matters, and What You Can Do to Be an Ally | Sessions

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Transgender Inclusion: What it Means, Why it Matters, and What You Can Do to Be an Ally
In-Person Tuesday 06/14/2022 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn of the experiences and needs of the transgender community and the tools to be able to meet those needs. 

Ben will share his story as an openly transgender man who came out at 15-one of the first to do so in his entire town. Despite being a rapidly-growing group of over 3 million individuals, trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming people are very often left out of DEI efforts and conversations. After reviewing what it means to be transgender and all of the language that comes up in these conversations, we'll discuss issues facing the transgender community in the workforce and the world at large, why it matters to be proactive about your company, and what your organization can do to create a safe, supportive environment for all people. Ben will close out the session with a 100% judgment-free Q&A where attendees can ask any burning questions, talk through new strategies, and address any lingering misconceptions they may have had about the transgender community.

Learning Objectives:

  • Leave with a strong understanding of what it means to be transgender.
  • Understand the importance of active allyship in all scenarios.
  • Feel equipped to be active allies to transgender and LGBTQ+ people in all areas of life.

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Presenter:
Ben Greene, CEO, Speaker, and Consultant,
BG Trans Talks