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ByJoanne Lockwood

Tips on Trans Healthcare | See Change Happen

Trans healthcare is, in most cases, a complex and daunting process. we need preventive care, treatment for illness and injury, and mental health services. How can you navigate healthcare when the world seems against you?

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BySass Adams

How to use LGBTQIA+ terms without being offensive

When it comes to LGBTQIA+ terminology, there are a few things to keep in mind to avoid being offensive. We spoke directly with Joanne Lockwood, Speaker on Inclusivity and Diversity, to hear her thoughts and gain insight regarding how terminology can be used.

In this blog post, we’ll go over some of the most important terms and how to use them correctly. By following these simple tips, you can help make everyone feel welcome in the workplace and beyond.

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ByJoanne Lockwood

Pride: why should you care?

June is Pride month! It’s time to party, but also a time to reflect on the progress made for the LGBTQ+ community, as well as to look ahead to what still needs to be done.

In this blog post, we will discuss the history of Pride and why it is so important. We will also talk about how visibility plays a key role in advancing equality for LGBTQ+ individuals and families.

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ByJoanne Lockwood

Why is it important for organisations to ensure they are establishing a psychologically safe environment for their staff and colleagues?

Psychological safety is important for employees at all levels to feel safe and included. This is because psychological safety allows employees to feel comfortable discussing problems and issues they are experiencing at work, without fear of repercussions. This in turn leads to a better understanding of the problem and potential solutions being found more quickly. Additionally, employees who feel psychologically safe are more likely to take risks and be innovative, which can lead to better business outcomes.

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ByJoanne Lockwood

What is IDAHOBIT and what does it stand for?

IDAHOBIT stands for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia. It is an annual celebration that takes place on May 17th to commemorate the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. The day is now observed in over 130 countries around the world, with a particular focus on raising awareness of the discrimination and violence faced by LGBTIQ+ people.

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ByJoanne Lockwood

Which one of these 13 styles of leader are you?

When it comes to leadership styles, there are a variety of options to choose from. The most common leadership styles are transformational, coercive, authoritative, participative, delegative, transactional, autocratic, bureaucratic, Laissez-faire, charismatic, coaching, task-orientated and servant. Each leadership style has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. The appropriateness of each leadership style depends on the situation.

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ByJoanne Lockwood

Why Transformation Leadership can be key to achieving your diversity and inclusion vision

In order for organisations to thrive in an ever-changing business landscape, it is essential that they possess the ability to adapt and change quickly. This is where transformation leadership can be extremely beneficial.

Transformation leadership is a leadership style that focuses on leading change within an organisation to achieve specific goals. Transformation leaders are typically forward-thinking and have the ability to see the big picture, which allows them to develop strategies and plans that will help their organisations achieve their goals.

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ByJoanne Lockwood

It’s true: you can’t be what you can’t see

Right now, we are in a world of talent shortage – we can see this every day when we talk about the NHS, HGV drivers,and the hospitality industry.

We are also facing a huge skills gap in tech talent. This is not just programmers and engineers, but also supportive roles in sales, support, marketing, recruiters and administration. There is constant debate around trying to tap into under-represented and marginalised communities which are typically not engaged in this sector – why? Now that is a question to ponder.

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ByJoanne Lockwood

Allyship and going beyond the #hashtag

We cannot venture on to social media these days without being bombarded with follow requests and #hashtags.

Do we ever stop to think about these #hashtags that we are following and using?

Many represent key calendar events; those that commemorate, those that promote visibility, and those that celebrate. Over the past 12 months we have seen #blacklivesmatter, #lgbthistorymonth, #mentalhealthawarenessweek and,of course, many more.

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ByJoanne Lockwood

Transphobia rife among UK employers as 1 in 3 won’t hire a transgender person

Let me be blunt, it is 2021 and it is still the case that Trans and Gender Diverse individuals face a significant level of discrimination and marginalisation in both society and the workplace, if we spoke about Black People, Disabled People, or a Person of Faith in the way that trans people are portrayed in the media then there would-be public outcry.

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