Workplaces are becoming more diverse each year and there is a growing need to support a gender inclusive culture. Someone joining or already within your organization most likely identifies as non-binary, gender fluid, or transgender. This session will cover the importance of having strong HR policies and plans in place to give support and guidance to the entire population. You will learn how to develop an HR communication plan to support a cohesive and understanding culture, the importance of using the correct pronouns, and how to build an HR policy framework to support employees as they present their authentic selves at work.
Gender Identity is the foundation of who we are in the world. This session will give you the information needed to create an inclusive environment for all. In the session, you will:
Speaker Bio: Kathleen Pearson is a strategic leader with a wealth of experience in managing large-scale organizational change initiatives and developing talent strategy. As the Chief Human Resources Officer for Pillsbury, a global law firm with locations across North America, Asia, and London, Kathleen is responsible for developing and executing the HR strategy to align with the firm’s overall growth direction. Kathleen's expertise in employee relations, change management, and organizational development have made her a valuable member of the firm's executive committee. With a Master's in Law Firm Management and Strategy, Kathleen is committed to excellence in HR, and her accomplishments include implementing cost-effective measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, establishing employee engagement and wellbeing programs, and developing policies and training initiatives that minimize risk and prevent problematic behaviors.
In addition to Kathleen's career accomplishments, she is also deeply committed to social justice and supporting marginalized communities. She has been a passionate advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and inclusion for many years, serving on the leadership council of Lambda Legal, a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ+ people and everyone living with HIV, and as a board member of TransFamily Support Services, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting transgender and gender non-conforming individuals and their families.
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