Gender awareness & Transgender

The gender landscape is changing

Transgender people have always existed, but a changing social climate is making it easier for people to safely and openly live their truths. As safety and acceptance increases, a wider range of expressed genders is rapidly emerging, led by millennials and generation Z. Unfortunately, many transgender people still experience mistreatment on the job. This respect gap is often the result of a lack of training and education, rather than outright bigotry. 

Some transgender topics we’ll cover with you include:

• Key terms in gender and sexuality

• The transgender experience

• When a current employee or client transitions 

• How to handle the bathroom conversation

• Recruiting transgender employees and making them comfortable

 

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1 in 100 | Researchers believe transgender people could account for as much as 1% of the population, or 1.4 million people in the U.S. alone. (NYTimes, Williams Institute)

56% | The percentage of generation Z that knows someone who uses gender neutral pronouns. (J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group)

58 | The number of gender options on Facebook. (Facebook)

81% | The percentage of generation Z that says gender doesn't define a person as much as it used to. (J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group)

19 | The number of states that have laws prohibiting discrimination against transgender people. (ACLU)

71% | The percentage of transgender people who have hidden their gender for fear of discrimination. (The LGBT Task Force)

97% | The percentage of transgender people who have experienced workplace mistreatment due to their gender identity or expression. (The LGBT Task Force)

15% | Research shows that gender-diverse companies are 15% more likely to outperform their peers (McKinsey).

Growing gender diversity is a unique challenge and opportunity for employers. A workplace that affirms people of all genders does not just help trans people—it’s good for all employees. 

Unfortunately, many transgender people still experience mistreatment on the job. This respect gap is often the result of a lack of training and education, rather than outright bigotry. We know companies want to do right by their transgender employees and clients, and we’re here to help.


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Women in the workplace // race in the workplace // Generation Gap