Category Archives: Diversity

Gender Identity, defined

Gender Identity: 10 words to use and 5 to avoid

For those unfamiliar with gender identity concepts, here’s a quick vocabulary lesson. Author’s note: This article is adapted from my book, Network Beyond Bias. Gender Identity – Basic Terminology Assigned gender – the gender initially proclaimed at an individual’s birth (typically male, female, or intersex) Gender identity – the gender with which an individual identifies…

Trans issues

Trans Issues: 9 Startling Statistics

Author’s note: This article is adapted from my book, Network Beyond Bias. Why Trans People Need Allies, By the Numbers There are an estimated 1.4 million transgender adults in the United States (source: UCLA Williams Institute). While there are no official records, independent studies have estimated anywhere from 2,150 to 15,500 transgender individuals serve in…

Join an ERG

4 Reasons to Join an Employee Resource Group

Author’s note: This article is adapted from my book, Network Beyond Bias. Why Should You Join an Employee Resource Group? Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide immeasurable benefits to diverse employees and their allies. This short article explores four reasons to join an ERG. 1. Professional development opportunities As companies seek to develop new talent pools,…

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