You have a transgender or non-binary employee who uses new or non-traditional pronouns, and you're having a hard time getting them right. We've got your back!
Personal pronouns are one way that most people express their gender identity to the rest of the world. Some of us use traditional gender pronouns like she, her, hers, and herself, or he, him, his, and himself. But there are a lot of non-traditional pronouns to choose from, such as they, them, their, or ze, zim, zer, or hir, and more!
Getting pronouns right is especially important when working with transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive people, who often experience misgendering in all aspects of their lives. Whether it's done intentionally and maliciously or just repeatedly due to carelessness, the end result is the same -- it hurts deeply, is incredibly disrespectful, and can actually create a hostile work environment for trans people.
In this webinar we will explain the importance of personal pronouns, how to respectfully learn other peoples' pronouns, and how to navigate moments when you make a mistake. We will use videos, games, and group discussion to practice in real time, and we'll offer resources for how to become a pronoun officianado and ally in the workplace!
This is incredibly important for all people to know and work on, and especially cisgender (non-transgender) people, business owners, managers, supervisors, human resources (HR) professionals, diversity equity and inclusion (DEI) professionals, and anyone else who wants to be more affirming and equitable of all people.
Facilitator: Milo Primeaux, Esq. (he/they), CEO, Just Roots Consulting, LLC
Milo is a white queer transgender civil rights attorney with a virtual practice in Upstate New York focusing on LGBTQ+ related discrimination, and is the founding CEO of Just Roots Consulting, LLC, which works with employers nationwide to become industry leaders in workplace equity excellence. Milo brings 15+ years of professional experience educating thousands of people about legal rights, best practices and equitable workplaces, developing new leadership, and fostering critical awareness rooted in anti-oppression principles and cultural humility.