Despite increased awareness of gender identity, employers still have work to do to address gender discrimination — particularly for non-binary, trans, or gender non-conforming people — in their hiring processes and workplace culture.
The Courage Collective’s Sunday Helmerich shares more about their experience as a nonbinary employee, along with actionable steps that you can take to show up as an ally in your workplace in their latest feature on business.com, a Centerfield company.
Here’s a snippet from the thorough research study, “Job-seekers With Nonbinary Gender Pronouns on Their Resumes Are Less Likely To Be Contacted by Employers” by Ryan McGonagill.
“As a nonbinary employee, we are coming out and/or correcting pronoun usage on the daily. If you hear someone misgendered in a meeting, and have permission from that person to let others know they are nonbinary, take some of the burden off of them and speak up. A simple, ‘Hey, Sunday actually uses they/them pronouns’ in a meeting has done wonders to make me feel seen and supported by my colleagues.” – Sunday Helmerich for Business.com
Check out the full study here.