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Leaving s/he: Introducing inclusive pronoun use in your workplace
Wednesday 10/21/2020 02:30 PM - 02:50 PM   Add to calendar
Intended Audience: All Levels
Workplace Application:
Shift your workplace culture to drive gender inclusivity in your workplace via education and infrastructure that supports inclusive pronoun use. 

Creating a gender-inclusive work culture doesn't end with supporting women's equality. Current understanding of gender is moving increasingly away from a gender binary, and employers must keep pace to attract the best talent. Session attendees will learn about RTI International's efforts to educate staff and normalize the practice of sharing pronouns, a key step in achieving gender inclusivity. Attendees will learn tips for gaining stakeholder buy-in and leave with tools they can begin using immediately.

Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate the business case for gender-friendly language, policies, and workplace culture
  • Communicate why pronouns are important and demonstrate how to use and share them
  • Understand the continuum of allyship and how to educate employees at all levels of knowledge
  • Leverage tips and tools to successfully normalize inclusive pronoun use, including a sample timeline and communications plan
Amy Morrow Photo
Amy Morrow, Senior Editor/Writer | Pride ERG Co-Chair | D&I Learning and Development Lead,
RTI International
Kristy Lowther Photo
Kristy Lowther, ERG Program Manage,
RTI International