Coming Out: Pronouns + Creating More Inclusive Candidate Experiences

Wednesday 2:15 – 3:15 PM

Session Description

A critical part of helping people thrive at work is creating a safe space to work. Even in supportive environments, many transgender and gender non-conforming individuals can still expect uncomfortable conversations. It starts during the candidate experience, and small tweaks can lead to better communication for everyone—whether you’re transgender or simply someone with a name that could be mistaken for a different gender between different languages, cultures, or generations.

While you probably know to say things like “salesperson” instead of “salesman,” there are plenty of other ways gendered language creeps into our everyday speech. So how can you be a better ally?


Katrina Kibben

Katrina Kibben has been an army brat, social media ninja, technical copywriter, and keynote speaker. But today she has the best job of all: writing coach for recruiters as CEO of Three Ears Media. Katrina takes a high-energy, humorous, and nontraditional approach to teach global recruiting teams to write about work like humans who care how much a job can change someone’s life.

Have you heard of Katrina before? She has been sharing her ideas on stages and online for over 10 years. Her features are in publications you’ve heard of like Fortune Magazine, LinkedIn’s Talent Blog and more.