14 July was International Non-Binary People’s Day. Did you know that date was chosen for being precisely between International Women’s Day (8 March) and International Men’s Day (19 November)? We didn’t!
As a belated celebration, we want to share some resources with you.
Out & Equal have a guide to Best practices for Non-Binary inclusion in the workplace (as well as a recording of the resource’s launch event). When asked to prioritise which inclusive practices were most important to their workplace experience, non-binary employees listed these as their top 5:
- Inclusive dress codes
- Non-binary genders on records
- Gender neutral titles
- No tolerance policies
- Gender-neutral restrooms
How does your organisation stack up in these areas?
Lily Zheng writes about 4 ways to improve the workplace experience for people of all gender identities and expressions:
- Interpret non-discrimination policies in a way that’s actually effective
- Examine your hiring practices
- Rethink dress codes
- Make transition policies flexible
The personal stories in the article really bring these ideas to life and show how non-inclusive our workplaces can be.
You can also hear Lily talk about their research on the workplace experiences of people who identify as trans and/or gender-diverse on the Harvard Business Review’s Women at Work podcast. Their reflections on how the gender binary can restrict cis people too adds an interesting dimension to this discussion.