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Transgender Awareness Lunch & Learn Hosted by Elite HR

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.

If you are able to host a session or would like to find out more then please do contact us.

What the audience said;

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Asexual Identities

Many Asexuals (Ace) identify with two orientations: a romantic and a sexual one.  An Asexual’s romantic orientation determines which gender(s), if any, they are inclined to form romantic relationships with.

There are also individuals in the asexual community who identify in the gray area between asexuality and sexuality.  Although it should be note that not all individuals fall into these categories or identify with the terminology.

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Keynote at #IWD2018 hosted by NatWest

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.

It was an honour and privilege to be given a stage alongside some very inspirational women and audience of local female business leaders.

What the audience said;

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Common Trans Terminology

It’s fair to say many people don’t know how to speak to or about transgender people. So what do the terms involved mean and what’s considered polite?

Below are a number of terms and phrases that transgender individuals may use or identity with. In all cases, one should respect the person, how they identify and which terms resonate.

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Diversity

The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.  It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. It is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.

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Transgender Names, Pronouns and Titles

When describing, referring to, or talking to transgender individuals, please use the correct term or terms to describe their gender identity and understand the person’s Names, Pronouns and Titles.

For example, a person who was assigned male at birth and transitions to living as a woman is a transgender woman, whereas a person who was assigned female at birth and transitions to living as a man is a transgender man. If someone prefers a different term, use it along with an explanation of what that term means to them.

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Equality

Equality is about ensuring that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents, and believing that no one should have poorer life chances because of where, what or whom they were born, what they believe, or whether they have a disability. Equality recognises that historically, certain groups of people with particular characteristics e.g. race, disability, sex and sexuality, have experienced discrimination.

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Equity

Equity is the system of justice and fairness, where there is an even-handed treatment of all the people. Under this system, the individual needs and requirements are taken into account and treated accordingly.

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Inclusion

Inclusion is about positively striving to meet the needs of different people and taking deliberate action to create environments where everyone feels respected and able to achieve their full potential

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