30 Pronoun Education Blogs You Can Share At Work

When I present pronoun education at work, I start with a story then I share the stats. The stats that prove while trans and nonbinary existence is not a new thing, the volume of bills targeting this group most definitely is. Last year, we experienced more anti-trans legislation in the first 6 months of the year than the last 10 years. That’s not a hypothetical. That’s fact. 

This year, we are experiencing the highest number of bills targeting transgender people in a single year to date. Just two months into 2023, HRC cited 340 anti-LGBTQ+ bills in state houses across the country – 150 of which specifically restrict the rights of transgender people. Even more since the last count. 

We’re also witnessing a rise in blatant discrimination against nonbinary and trans people. More than 80% of nonbinary people say that identifying as who they are would hurt their job search. They have reason to be concerned, according to findings by Business.com that found people with resumes containing “they/them” pronouns were less likely to receive interviews.

Stats Tell One Story. Pronoun Education Tells Another.

I share theses stats because I don’t think people understand just how pervasive these laws or biases are. The headlines are only fueling it more. However, what I wish would fuel our knowledge is pronoun education. 

Education that teaches us to support others instead of distance ourselves and our understanding of the “other” people. Education that reminds us that humans and families deserve to exist exactly as they are without government intervention. Education that reminds us that these are people who just want to be happy – at work and everywhere else. 

It’s more than a one-hour presentation I can deliver at work. It’s the education that DEI, HR, recruiting, and Employee Resource Groups (ERG) provide. It’s facilitating context and content that helps people hear stories and understand the impact of evolving our own understanding on someone else’s life. 

30 Pronoun Education Blogs You Can Share At Work 

As HR and recruiting leaders that are focused on building teams and belonging, I think we can do more – even if it’s just by providing access to speakers on the topic or even one-off articles. 

That’s why in preparation for Pride, my team and I have collected 30 blogs and articles that you can share with your team. I wrote a few, we found others, but I can say that all of this content is something we truly believe can change how people think. 

Share one a day, pull them all in a resource center – I don’t care how you share but I want you to give people access. Make your values something more than a list of buzzwords on the wall. Be the kind of person – and the kind of workplace – you want your kids to work at. 

Don’t forget, you can hire me to speak on pronouns and belonging at your business, too. Book a call now while I still have availability this June. 

  1. An Employer’s Guide to Using Pronouns at the Workplace https://www.hrsimple.com/blog/an-employer-s-guide-to-using-pronouns-at-the-workplace-what-you-need-to-know-legally-and-professionally
  2. Pride Month At Work: A Promise https://katrinakibben.com/2021/05/25/pride-month-at-work/
  3. A Guide to Using Pronouns and Other Gender-Inclusive Language in the Office https://www.themuse.com/advice/using-pronouns-gender-inclusive-language-in-the-office
  4. How To Be An Ally In The Workplace https://katrinakibben.com/2022/10/11/how-to-be-an-ally-in-the-workplace/
  5. What’s Your Pronoun? Strategies for Inclusion in the Workplace https://outandequal.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Pronouns-Guide.pdf
  6. Manager’s Guide To Correcting Pronouns https://katrinakibben.com/2022/07/26/guide-to-managers-correcting-pronouns/
  7. 4 Best Practices for Using Pronouns in the Workplace https://www.zenefits.com/workest/4-best-practices-for-using-pronouns-in-the-workplace/
  8. You Can Make The World Safe For LGBT+ People https://katrinakibben.com/2021/07/09/you-can-make-the-world-safe-for-lgbt-people/
  9. Talking About Pronouns in the Workplace https://assets2.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/TalkingAboutPronouns_onesheet_FINAL.pdf
  10. Alexa, Can I Be Fired For Being Gay? https://katrinakibben.com/2021/06/18/can-i-be-fired-for-being-gay/
  11. Why & How to Share Gender Pronouns at Work https://www.theequalityinstitute.com/equality-insights-blog/why-and-how-to-share-pronouns-at-work
  12. Navigating Pronouns During Job Interviews https://katrinakibben.com/2022/08/30/navigating-pronouns-during-job-interviews/
  13. Why Gender Pronouns Are Becoming a Big Deal at Work https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-gender-pronouns-are-becoming-a-big-deal-at-work-11631797200
  14. Building Belonging: Pronouns + Creating Inclusive Candidate Experiences Webinar https://katrinakibben.com/2021/08/17/creating-inclusive-candidate-experiences-webinar/
  15. A beginner’s guide to pronouns and using pronouns in the workplace https://www.stonewall.org.uk/workplace-trans-inclusion-hub/beginner%E2%80%99s-guide-pronouns-and-using-pronouns-workplace
  16. Why Sharing Gender Pronouns At Work Matters: A Quick Guide https://katrinakibben.com/2021/06/22/guide-gender-pronouns-at-work/
  17. Gender Pronouns & Their Use in Workplace Communications https://dpcpsi.nih.gov/sgmro/gender-pronouns-resource
  18. How To Add Pronouns To Social Media Profiles (And Why) https://katrinakibben.com/2021/06/15/pronouns-social-media/
  19. How to Talk About Pronouns at Work: A Visual Guide https://hbr.org/2021/09/how-to-talk-about-pronouns-at-work-a-visual-guide
  20. HR Policies Can Support Transgender Employees https://katrinakibben.com/2022/06/21/hr-policies-can-support-transgender-employees/
  21. Pronouns in the Workplace https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/tools-and-samples/exreq/pages/details.aspx?erid=1485
  22. Creating Safe Spaces For Trans Employees https://katrinakibben.com/2022/05/03/creating-safe-spaces-for-trans-employees/
  23. Everything you need to know about gender pronouns at work https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gender-pronouns-at-work-office-everything-you-need-to-know/
  24. Trans-Affirming Workplaces: What Does It Take? https://katrinakibben.com/2022/05/17/trans-affirming-workplaces-what-does-it-take/
  25. Why sharing gender pronouns in the workplace matters https://www.cultureamp.com/blog/gender-pronouns-in-workplace
  26. How Your Company Can Create Better Allies (And Communities) https://katrinakibben.com/2022/04/12/create-better-allies/
  27. Best Practices for Using Pronouns in the Workplace and Everyplace! https://www.adp.com/spark/articles/2021/06/best-practices-for-using-pronouns-in-the-workplace-and-everyplace.aspx
  28. Coming Out In The Workplace: How Cis- and Straight People Should Respond https://katrinakibben.com/2021/11/09/coming-out-in-the-workplace/
  29. Talking About Pronouns in the Workplace https://www.thehrcfoundation.org/professional-resources/talking-about-pronouns-in-the-workplace
  30. Erased: LGBT Self-Identification At Work https://katrinakibben.com/2021/08/10/lgbt-self-identification-at-work/

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Kat Kibben [they/them] is a keynote speaker, writing expert, and LGBTQIA+ advocate who teaches hiring teams how to write inclusive job postings that will get the right person to apply faster.

Before founding Three Ears Media, Katrina was a CMO, Technical Copywriter, and Managing Editor for leading companies like Monster, Care.com, and Randstad Worldwide. With 15+ years of recruitment marketing and training experience, Katrina knows how to turn talented recruiting teams into talented writers who write for people, not about work.

Today, Katrina is frequently featured as an HR and recruiting expert in publications like The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Forbes. They’ve been named to numerous lists, including LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Job Search & Careers. When not speaking, writing, or training, you’ll find Katrina traveling the country in their van or spending some much needed downtime with the dogs that inspired the name Three Ears Media.

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