How to navigate the gender landscape at work

first_img Islamic studies scholar addresses myths and mores behind the veil Queer.Some still bristle when they hear it, but in 2019, when used to describe a gay person, “queer” doesn’t carry the same pejorative connotations that it might have 25 or 30 years ago.Still, it’s important to know your audience before using it, said Stephanie Huckel, senior global program manager of diversity and inclusion at IGT. Huckel recently spoke at a Faculty of Arts and Sciences Diversity Dialogue, “Achieving Greater Workplace Equity for LGBTQ Employees,” at Harvard Hillel.“Don’t use it unless you feel comfortable explaining why you’re using it,” she said in explaining the importance of using the appropriate language to describe nonbinary people. “If you don’t get it, ask, even if it makes you feel uncomfortable.”Huckel pointed out that “queer” was “an ‘in group’ word for a long time — if you were a part of that community.” And even though it has evolved and become more generally accepted, she admitted that she’s cautious when using the word in front of an audience of “gay and lesbian elders.”Speaking to a full house, Huckel’s broad, comprehensive talk was a tutorial in how to be sensitive to everyone while navigating the gender landscape in the workplace. She provided “approaches and tools for communicating with — and to — the LGBTQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer] employees in a way that sends the message, ‘You are welcome here.’”Getting down to the very basics and recognizing that members of her audience might fall anywhere on the spectrum of knowledge of the LGBTQ community, Huckel said that “queer” is an umbrella term under which numerous identities may reside. She said people often use that all-encompassing word because the list of letters keeps growing.“Gender is one of those things everyone thinks they understand, but most people don’t,” she said. “It’s not binary. It’s not either/or. In many cases, it’s both/and. It’s a bit of this and a dash of that.“Fifty percent of non-LGBT workers don’t think there are any LGBTQ people at their workplace,” Huckel said. “I guarantee you, they are wrong. And, even if they are not wrong, they don’t know for sure … unless someone has been very direct and honest.”,For example, she pointed out that because someone has been married to someone of the opposite gender for 30 years, does not necessarily mean they are heterosexual. “It does not speak to their attractions or connections to other people,” she said.“Forty-six percent of LGBTQ people hide who they are at work,” said Huckel. Thirty-eight percent do so because they are afraid of being stereotyped, 36 percent think they may make others uncomfortable, 31 percent worry about losing relationships with co-workers, and 27 percent are concerned that a co-worker may think that they’re attracted to them just because they are LGBTQ, she explained.What happens in the workplace when people hide some of the elements of who they are is that they do not bring their whole selves to work, and may not be as productive. “I am talking about people who are hiding in a very deliberate way: people who pretend they don’t have a partner, change the pronoun of their partner, people who lie about their experience over a weekend because it might reveal that they are gay or trans,” she said. “When they are spending so much energy literally hiding, that has real impact on individuals and their ability to show up.”Citing Human Rights Campaign Foundation statistics, she said, “Twenty-five percent feel distracted from their work, 28 percent lie about their personal life, 17 percent feel exhausted from spending time and energy hiding their gender identity, and 31 percent feel unhappy or depressed at work.”How does one avoid the pitfalls? Avoid heterosexualism, “which comes from default thinking” — assuming a person is heterosexual unless there is a major visual clue to the contrary. “Our brains do this as part of our unconscious bias,” Huckel said.If, for example, “we see a feminine person with a wedding ring, we ask them what their husband’s name is. Now, that person, who does not have a husband, is thinking, ‘OK, I was not planning on coming out today, so my options are, I’m going to lie about it … or suggest that it is not a wedding ring, or [I] may jump right in and come out and hope that this goes OK.”Huckel warned against using words such as “he-she,” “it,” or “tranny.” Don’t share a person’s LGBTQ identity with others, unless specifically given permission to do so. And never “ask about a person’s body parts, sexual practices, or medical information.” Aiming for both diversity, success Fostering it in the workplace is a keystone to cultural competence, expert says Anthony Peterson explains why race needs a new narrative, now Related In role-playing session, actors outline common work issues, team obstacles The gains from diversity ‘Am I black or am I white?’ Celene Ibrahim shares insight on the stereotypes at ‘Muslim Feminism’ discussion Huckel suggested a variety of practices to improve the environment for LGBTQ people in the workplace. In addition to language, she said human resource departments should look carefully at policies and procedures, including EEO and anti-harassment policies. “Are they inclusive? What do your dress codes say? How do we neutralize those?” In recruiting and onboarding, “Make sure that LGBTQ folks feel welcomed and valued even if you don’t know if they are LGBTQ.” Know what level of benefits LGBTQ employees receive in comparison to their heterosexual counterparts.Huckel ended on a positive note. “We’re seeing more and more — as a best practice — workplace gender-transition guidelines … a document that outlines what happens when a newly out transgender person … or person who is newly transitioning” comes out. The purpose of such a policy is to “make sure trans folks feel supported, that there is a transparent process that is accessible to them and they know what to expect before approaching that conversation with a superior or someone from HR. It also helps the HR folks know what to do.”Sonia David, administrative coordinator for the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, agreed. “I think discussing the language of LGBTQ inclusion will be helpful in developing a leading-edge approach to creating effective inclusion and belonging initiatives at Harvard. Participants were empowered to engage in the process of self-education, which is a first step toward cultural change,” she said.Sheehan Scarborough, director of Harvard College BGLTQ Student Life, said the dialogue “gave us an opportunity to see how people are thinking about LGBTQ inclusion across the University. There was a lot of enthusiasm in the room, so I know folks are ready to go deeper. The next step is to begin centralizing our resources so that LGBTQ support is easily accessible campus-wide, with a clear point of reference for our best practices.”On April 25, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will present “From Diversity to Inclusion: 10 Years of Dialogue.” In addition to keynote speaker Tim Wise, a prominent activist, there will also be a panel discussion. For more information, visit the website.last_img read more

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The machine learning dilemma: So much data, where do we begin?

first_img 23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr According to industry headlines, the answers to many challenges facing credit unions today lie deep within their member data.However, with volumes of data spanning a credit union’s systems and applications – and multiplying by the minute – bringing it all together under one technological roof is easier said than done.So how can credit unions better manage their data, implementing the right strategies and infrastructure to transform data into both operational efficiencies and better member experiences?“Machine learning technology is quickly advancing and promises to benefit credit unions and their members in many important ways – from fraud detection and risk management to member services and marketing,” said Phong Q. Rock, Sr. VP, corporate strategy and business development for Feedzai. “However, leveraging all that machine learning has to offer requires credit unions to first ensure the quality of their data.” continue reading »last_img read more

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Port Jefferson Station Man Charged With Fatal Wrong-way DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Port Jefferson Station man was arrested for allegedly driving drunk after he drove the wrong way on Sunrise Highway and caused a fatal crash in Yaphank on Wednesday, Suffolk County police said.Christopher O’Brien, 54, was driving his Audi A4 eastbound in the westbound lanes of Route 27 when his car crashed head-on with a westbound Toyota Corolla just east of Horseblock Road at 5:37 a.m., police said.The victim, 57-year-old Thomas D’Eletto of Aquebogue, was pronounced dead at the scene.O’Brien was charged with driving while intoxicated and was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Center in East Patchogue for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. He will be arraigned at a later date.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-852-6555.last_img read more

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The outdoor exhibition of the Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding has opened in Betina

first_imgThe newly opened exhibition complements the Museum’s permanent exhibition, and its in situ placement, by placing objects in their original context, greatly facilitates the interpretation of Betina’s gajeta, leuta, pasara and other ships in the harbor. Significant awards that the museum has won in its four years of work, of which the last one, this year’s “European Heritage Award“For achievements in the field of education, training and awareness raising will remain permanently recorded as a positive example of museum practice. Emphasizing satisfaction with the efforts and efforts invested in preserving and promoting the art of construction as an intangible cultural heritage, Minister of Culture Nina Obuljen Koržinek said that shipbuilders, caulkers, who selflessly pass on their knowledge and skills to all younger generations are equally responsible for all successes. The Minister pointed out as the most valuable intangible good the strong connection of the local community with shipbuilders and shipowners, which is confirmed by the very name of this communication between the port and the Museum, which is called “Shipbuilder’s Trail”. The museum preserves the knowledge of traditional wooden shipbuilding, which is an indispensable part of Croatian maritime heritage, and thus an important part of European maritime cultural heritage. The Betina Wooden Shipbuilding Museum is hosting this year’s 25th forum, which was joined by members of the European Maritime Heritage Organization (EMH).center_img The opening of the museum took place within the International Forum of Maritime Heritage of the Mediterranean, organized by the Association of Mediterranean Maritime Museums (AMMM). On Saturday, June 8, the outdoor exhibition of the Betina Wooden Shipbuilding Museum was opened, whose exhibits in their natural ambience testify to the excellent technique of traditional wooden shipbuilding, but also to the method of maintenance, their multiple purposes, sailing and traditional materials. Source / photo: Ministry of Culture; Facebook: Museum of Betina wooden shipbuildinglast_img read more

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The crown of the career of chef Branko Ognjenović: Master Chef Academy opened

first_imgAfter many years spent in gastronomy just before his well-deserved retirement, the crown of the career of chef Branko Ognjenović was opened. The ACADEMY space is open on 300m2, at the address Samoborska cesta 134, and is equipped with a practicum with the latest technology from the world of gastronomy, individual workstations and IT equipment for easier and more modern monitoring of lectures. “Our mission is to strengthen the labor market with quality chefs who will strengthen our tourism and gastronomy and make us a recognizable gastro distillation. With a wider range of acquired knowledge and skills, help to raise awareness of the sustainable development of Croatian tourism and through the entire education to open opportunities for the formation of new ways of thinking that have values: domestic product, original flavors, top quality. stand out from the Master Chef Academy.  Photo: Master Chef Academy Under the patronage of Branko, Sabina Jalšić took over the realization of the dream of one of the best chefs in Croatia, and together with her colleague Dario Lida and other members of the MKA team, it was opened MASTER COOK ACADEMY.last_img read more

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Essien: Drogba convinced me to pick Chelsea over Man Utd

first_img The former Ghanian midfielder was wanted by both Chelsea and United in 2005. But it was the Blues who nabbed Essien from Lyon, even though Sir Alex Ferguson wanted him to take over from Roy Keane. “My second year at Lyon, when we finished the season, I came back to start pre-season with them and I came back very happy to start pre-season. That’s when the other teams started coming in like Chelsea and Manchester United,” Essien told South African reporter Carol Tshabalala.Advertisement “At that point I’d have loved to have joined United. But I was speaking with Jose every other day and he made it clear, very straight to me, that he wanted me to join Chelsea and there was only Chelsea that could pay the transfer fee at that time. “It was not easy but I remember the first time I spoke to Jose. I went to Malouda’s house for a barbeque, and then during the barbeque, Drogba called him and he and Drogba started speaking because they are very close and then Drogba asked him, “When you see Michael, whenever you see him, can you tell him Jose wants his number, Jose wants to talk to him?” but then he said, “No, Michael is here, we’re having a barbeque!”. read also:Moyes: Essien my biggest transfer regret “So he gave the phone to me and I started speaking to Drogba and that’s how we started. I passed on my number to him and he passed it on to Jose and that’s when everything started. It was a tough transfer saga.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes9 Fictional Universes We Wouldn’t Want To Live In6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftThe Top 9 Oddest Underwater Discoveries No One Can Explain7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth Loading… Chelsea legend, Michael Essien, has revealed that he was discouraged by Didier Drogba to reject Manchester United’s offer.last_img read more

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Arteta positive despite absences

first_img Press Association Arsenal’s foreboding February fixture list has been made all the more tougher by their depleted midfield options, although Mikel Arteta remains confident of staying on the right track. The north Londoners could be usurped at the top of the Barclays Premier League on Wednesday evening after being held to a 2-2 draw at Southampton. As if the inability to keep up the pressure on Manchester City and Chelsea was not frustrating enough, Arsene Wenger’s midfield options narrowed at St Mary’s after Mathieu Flamini incurred a four-match ban for a straight red card. center_img The Frenchman is joined on the sidelines by Aaron Ramsey, who Wenger revealed suffered a setback in his recovery from injury on Monday, and potentially Jack Wilshere, depending on his recovery from an ankle problem. It is hardly the ideal scenario for the title challengers but Arteta, himself only just back from a calf injury, has vowed that the team will fight through. “That happens and we have to deal with it,” the Spaniard said. “The schedule is really busy now – we have some really tough games coming up in the next two weeks and we have to deal with it and do our best. “We had many options but that is one problem that we have had in the last few weeks: we have had a lot of injuries, losing Theo Walcott for a long time, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is just coming back, too many. “Tomas Rosicky as well was out for a couple of weeks with his nose so we are a bit short at the moment, but hopefully we can get people back. “We can’t do anything [about other teams] – it doesn’t depend on us. There is a long way to go. “Everyone is going to drop points and some will do so here at Southampton because it is a very tough place to come. Hopefully we will be fine.” last_img read more

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Acadia Christian Team is Undefeated

first_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Bio admin Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts TRENTON — The junior high baseball team at Acadian Christian School remains undefeated so far with wins of 17-1 over Etna, 11-9 over Veazie and 7-4 over Penobscot Christian.The Seahawks are coached by David Clark. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest posts by admin (see all) This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Ved Aditya clinches double crown in Anup Lahoty Memorial Tennis Championship

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Ved Aditya Kalita of India Club clinched double crown in 21st India Club open Anup Lahoty Memorial Tennis Championship 2019 which concluded at the India club premises today. In the closing ceremony Abani Baruah and Biswadeep Bora, President and Secretary General of India Club, former player Shankar Datta Lahkar, Anupam Chowdhury and Bijon Choudhuri gave away the prizes to the winners and runners up. Roushni Bhardwaj and Parthiv Kalita were adjudged most promising players in girls and boys section respectively.Final Results- Girls under 14 years: Tanishqa Patar defeated Namrata Das (6-2, (1-6), 6-2). Girls under 18 years: Ishika Chakma defeated Tania Kumari (6-0, 6-0). Boys under 12 years: Ved Aditya Kalita defeated Aryan Bora (7-6(7-5), 2-6, 7-6 (7-4).Boy’s under 14 years: Ved Aditya Kalita defeated Pritam Baruah (7-6(7-4), 6-4). Boy’s under 18 years: Tushar Paul defeated Arunesh Bora (6-3, 6-4). Gentlemen’s Doubles: Tutu Thapa and Sudhansu Mahanti defeated Manash Kuli and Bedabrata Mohan (6-4,6-3).Senior Gentlemen’s doubles (Above 35 Years):Shiv Kumar Prajapati and Rajesh Baruah Defeated Ashish Agarwala and Rajeeb Kumar Bora (9-2). Mixed doubles (Above 35 Years): Priyanuj Dutta Lahkar and Runumee Das defeated Deepjyoti Baruah and Sunumoni Barkataky (9-2). Gentlemen’s Veteran doubles (Above 45 Years): Subhashis Dutta Gupta and Suresh Sadda defeated Subhash Kalita and Bulbul Das (8-5).Gentlemen’s Veteran doubles (Above 55 Years): Diganta Thakur and Nabarun Saikia defeated Partha Dowarah and Raktim Phukan (9-3).Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

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Manchester United, Chelsea seal spots in UEFA Champions League next season

first_imgLONDON: Manchester United and Chelsea have sealed their spots in the UEFA Champions League next season after both earned victories that kept them in the top four on the final day of the 2019/20 English Premier League campaign.In a direct battle for a UEFA Champions League spot at King Power Stadium on Sunday, Bruno Fernandes’s penalty and Jesse Lingard’s stoppage-time strike were enough for United to secure a 2-0 victory over Leicester City, meaning the Red Devils finish above Chelsea in third on goal difference. Leicester finished fifth after their defeat and will compete in the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League. On the other hand, first-half goals by Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud gave Chelsea the win they needed as they defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. Wolves’ loss meant they missed out on sixth position and a guaranteed place in the Europa League, after Tottenham Hotspur drew 1-1 at Crystal Palace to edge ahead of Nuno Espirito Santo’s side on goal difference. Wolves will now hope that Chelsea beat Arsenal in Saturday’s FA Cup final so they can claim the final Europa League spot, in the second qualifying round. But they can also reach the Champions League if they win this season’s Europa League. Manchester City wrapped up their Premier League campaign with an emphatic 5-0 home victory over already-relegated Norwich City in Spanish midfielder David Silva’s final league game for last season’s champions. City’s goals came from Gabriel Jesus, a Kevin de Bruyne double, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez as they finished the season in second place with 81 points, 18 behind champions Liverpool. Norwich ended bottom of the standings on 21 points. Striker Divock Origi scored a rare goal as champions Liverpool came from behind to close out their magnificent Premier League season with a 3-1 win at Newcastle United. Liverpool ended the campaign on 99 points, 18 ahead of nearest rivals Manchester City while Newcastle finished 13th on 44 points. Liverpool went behind to the fastest goal ever scored against them in the Premier League era as Dwight Gayle latched on to Jonjo Shelvey’s free kick and slotted it past Alisson with 26 seconds on the clock. Agencies Also watch: Anti-CAA Protest in Naharkatialast_img read more

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