As The National Center for Transgender Equality explains, non-binary is a term for any person who doesn’t fit neatly into the categories of “man” or “woman.” It’s easy to implement gender-inclusive language in your workplace—and it begins with educating your employees.
Some workers will want to know “why.” Share stats on the estimated number of transgendered Americans who identify as non-binary: 350,000-490,000. (Experts posit that there are actually many more non-binary Americans; The U.S. Census Bureau doesn’t ask about gender identity.)
Next, talk about the importance of creating a safe workplace for every employee—and how a culture of inclusivity helps attract top talent and drive innovation. Inclusion is a win-win.
Other workers will want to know “how.” Share the following tips with them in your next all company meeting to get the conversation going. Follow that up with written communication; Share the tips again by email or by adding them to your intranet.