This workshop will dive into gender inclusivity in your workplace and in your daily life. We will start with defining common terms used around gender equity, explore simple steps to move your workplace to a more inclusive atmosphere, and dig into the results of creating a welcoming space. If you have been thinking more about how to be ally for transgender and gender diverse people, but aren’t sure what steps to take, this workshop is for you. No matter where you are in your understanding of the complexity of gender and how it impacts workplace culture, this will be a welcoming space to ask questions and grow together.
•How to be a trans ally: steps to promote greater inclusivity
•Understand gender diverse terms: non-binary, genderqueer, transgender
•Know your boundaries: understand what is (or isn’t) any of your business
•Learn about the challenges gender diverse people face in the workplace
•Learn how to respectfully address pronouns
Eli Coffin (they/them, he/him) received their BA from the University of Minnesota in Political Science and Gender, Women, Sexuality Studies. They are currently the business training specialist and grant manager at GSBA, Washington State’s LGBTQ & Allied Chamber of Commerce.
Taylor Briggs (he/him) received his undergraduate degree in Multicultural and Gender Studies from California State University, Chico. After earning his B.A., Taylor went on to earn an M.Ed. in Student Development Administration at Seattle University. Now, Taylor serves as the Scholarship Program Manager for the GSBA Scholarship Fund which supports LGBTQ+ students pursuing post-secondary degrees. As a queer, transgender man, Taylor has firsthand experience in navigating inequitable systems that lack resources for queer and trans students. To uplift those who come after him, Taylor now aims to utilize his positional privilege to challenge traditional hierarchal power dynamics and center those most at the margins. In his spare time Taylor enjoys catching up on Netflix, cooking, and the reveling in the healing power of spending time with chosen family.