Recently we’ve spotted a growing trend with some of our corporate friends including preferred pronouns within email signatures, as well as Twitter and Facebook profiles.
For many organisations looking to build an inclusive working environment, adding gender pronouns to a company email signature is a great first step. It brings awareness to something that many people might not have thought about before. By opening up the discussions around gender pronouns it provides further education as to why it is important that people’s identity is respected.
If your organisation is planning on introducing this, we feel that it is best approached thoughtfully, and suggest that people only share their pronouns as they feel comfortable. We feel that it is important that leaders within the organisation share their pronouns as this signals to others, who may be uncomfortable, that they’re ready to adopt the correct language.
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