Going Beyond the Gender Binary in the Workplace


Liz Byrne

Rebecca Sherer


Perceptions around gender are changing - rapidly. The majority of millennials see gender as a spectrum, rather than a binary, and 56% of Gen Z know someone who uses a gender-neutral pronoun. This research tells us that for companies, creating gender inclusive environments isn’t just about being inclusive - it’s a competitive advantage.
Companies must understand how to navigate this universe, but that's easier said than done. We live in a binary world, and the many of us who identify as trans, non-binary or gender-expansive are hyper aware of this. Drawing on research, anecdotes and concrete examples, the panelists will help explain what gender is (and isn’t) in the first place and address how companies can apply a gender-inclusive lens to every aspect of their business.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner