Transgender Inclusion at Work: Combining Inclusive Structure with Inclusive Culture | Sessions
This conversation will take participants on a journey from wherever they may be starting to champions of inclusion. We'll start with updated key language and vocabulary that are used in conversations with and about transgender and nonbinary people, and I'll share my personal story of coming out at 15. We will ground our discussion in current research around transgender people in the workplace, such as the statistic that 20% of Gen-Z are LGBTQ+, to help participants understand the urgency of this discussion in all workplace settings. We'll then move to talk through specifics around building safe and supportive environments past the level of just sharing pronouns. Building inclusive workplaces means combining structural change and cultural change, and we will talk through many practical examples of this, as well as how best to respond to backlash around these practices. To close, Ben will open up to a 100% judgment-free Q&A for any lingering questions.
- Leave the session with a strong knowledge of inclusive language and terminology for conversations about the transgender and gender non-conforming community.
- Understand the reasons for urgency in these conversations, and the reality that just because you can't see any transgender people at your organization does not mean they are not there, just that they are not comfortable enough to come out.
- Leave with clear ideas for inclusive best practices to implement in their workplaces and will be equipped with the tools to respond to questions and backlash around these policies.