The executive team wants to do what is right in order to ensure that their organization is fully supportive of diversity. This may include achieving a 100% rating from HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI). Executives and senior staff need a full understanding of gender variant people and what it is like for them in the workplace as it is of utmost importance that the executive level can provide unconditional support for all who transition their gender in the workplace.
Training can be either individual or small group – it is recommended that this is done before larger group trainings.
• The HR team is usually tasked with managing an employee’s transition. Training for this team should precede any large group employee trainings so that this group is well prepared and well versed on all aspects of what a transitioning person may be experiencing in all aspects of their lives and how to respond to concerns raised by employees.
• HR teams can be large, varied and dispersed; including benefits and diversity people. Training can be in small, medium or large group settings and will be very interactive.
Specific services for HR teams can include:
- HR group trainings
-- Including the various requirements established by WPATH and HRC
- Document and policy reviews
- Document and guideline creation
- Helping establish a transition timeline for the employee
- Review or help with “coming out" letters and organizational support letters
• Larger group meetings are highly recommended
• The timing of these trainings are highly dependent upon the particular situation for each individual’s transition timeline
Statistics: From a press release on June 30, 2016, Los Angeles, CA —
An estimated 0.6% of adults in the United States, or 1.4 million individuals, identify as transgender, according to a new study authored by researchers at The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. The study provides the first ever state-level estimates of the percentage of adults who identify as transgender throughout the United States, ranging from 0.3% in North Dakota to 0.8% in Hawaii.
This means the following: 0.6% = .006 = 6 out of every thousand adults
or 1 out of every 167 adults
identify as transgender
Grace Anne Stevens
Gender Variance in the Corporate World
Discussions - Workshops - Keynotes
Authenticity - Relationships - Diversity - Gender Variance