What's beyond diversity statements & rainbow stickers? How can you better serve and support the LGBTQ2SA+ & gender diverse community?
"...[Kate] has introduced me to a radical inclusivity that would have never crossed my mind... she has the gentle ability to call us in to reflect on our own inherent biases, especially in a time where call-out culture can be so toxic. You can tell from working with her that she deeply cares about what she does; the attention to detail in her innovative resources make the work we need to do so simple and straightforward."
— Layla C., Journalist & PhD Student
We all want to better serve our communities and make an impact, while still maintaining a thriving business, service, or organization. The problem is, most people don't stop to consider what kinds of (often inadvertent) messages they are sending to the LGBTQ2SA+ and gender diverse community.
FACT: Heteronormativity and cis-normativity are pervasive in the workplace, impacting both LGBTQ2SA+/gender diverse staff and customers
Supportive and inclusive businesses and organizations are linked with:
greater job satisfaction & commitment
improved health outcomes for employees
more satisfied customers
As society's attitudes and approaches to gender and sexuality continue to evolve, it becomes increasingly important to keep up with the times and stay current.
How do you greet and refer to your customers or clients?
How do you respectfully ask for gender on your intake forms (and do you even need to?)
Do you have all-gender washrooms? If not, how do you implement them?
What is the overall culture & climate of your workplace?
Working together, we will address all of the above to make small, but impactful, changes to your business/service/organization in order to support and embrace the LGBTQ2SA+ and gender diverse community (which reflects positively on you! Win/win).