One of the questions I am asked all of the time is; “what is trans”.
Well… that is a big conversation, but the long and short of it is that “Trans” means is from the Latin and means “on the other side of” whilst “cis” means “on the same side of”. So both cis and trans are an antonyms paring. A non-trans person is cis.
We use trans as prefix in modern life all of the time for example transport an transplant – we are taking something from a place to the other side of somewhere.
When we talk about transgender individuals, these are people whose gender identity is different to that assigned at birth; be they non-binary, fluid or binary in that identity.Read More
It was an honour and a pleasure for Joanne to be invited to become an advisory friend of the Institute of Equality and Diversity Professionals.Read More
I was invited by Elite HR to talk to some of their clients and business partners over lunch to deliver a Transgender Inclusion and Awareness talk in Portsmouth. The audience feedback was extremely positive and even seasoned professionals still had plenty to take away from the session.Read More
My talk was entitled; “Recruiting and Retaining Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals in the 21st Century” and was followed up with a Q&A afterwards.
The key messages and takeaways were;Read More
I really enjoyed delivering a keynote at NatWest’s Entrepreneurial Spark Hub in Leeds yesterday in support of their International Women in Business event #IWD2018. I talked about my own life and entrepreneurial journey, developing my mindset, overcoming my own limiting beliefs and impostor syndrome.Read More