Transgender Awareness Week 2023
Each year between November 13–19, people and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility about transgender people and address issues members of the community face (GLAAD).
4 NEW Workshop & Speaking Engagement Focus Areas to Celebrate, Uplift and Recognize Transgender People!
As a trans-owned business, Swarm Strategy knows the importance of transgender inclusion in the workplace and community first hand! Learn about the FOUR NEW programming options Swarm Strategy is offering to companies and organizations for Transgender Awareness Week.
💬 LET'S TALK AND BOOK WITH SWARM: Interested in booking with us, or learning more? Hover over the workshop titles below to learn more about how our programs can get you on the right track.
Complete the booking inquiry form by clicking the button below to bring #TransAwareness to your company or organization this November! We can't wait to connect with your team.
Beyond the Binary: Transgender and Non-Binary Equity + Inclusion In the Workplace
A slightly above 101ish look at identities underneath the trans umbrella, workplace inclusion best practices/policies, demystifying the gender binary to discover the larger gender universe.
Leveling the Playing Field: Transgender Inclusion From the Field, to the Front Office to the Fans
From protecting trans student-athletes, fighting back against anti-LGBTQ+ sports policies, to what collegiate & professional sports teams/organizations can do to be inclusive of transgender fans, employees and athletes.
Centering Trans Inclusion: Authentic Allyship, Advocacy and Action
What does it mean to be an authentic ally to trans people? How can you be a part of the solution and push back against the HUNDREDS of anti-trans laws being proposed across the country? This workshop will examine these issues and more
Black Trans Lives: Past, Present and Future
Let’s talk the intersection of race and gender identity! There is a long history of Black + queer + transgender trailblazers that often gets ignored in larger discussions of LGBTQ+ identity. We will break down intersectionality, LGBTQ+ History, why Black Trans lives matter and discuss tangible solutions to support Black trans people in increasingly challenging times.
Why should your company/organization educate your team on transgender people – particularly when it comes to workplace inclusion?
According to a 2021 Gallup poll, 68% Americans believe they have never personally met anyone who is transgender. That means the majority of the public’s education and awareness about transgender people has been informed by more than a century’s worth of media which has overwhelmingly misrepresented and mischaracterized who trans people are–significantly influencing public perceptions, policy, and attitudes about the trans community. (GLAAD)
According to 2021 data from leading workplace think-tank and consulting firm, McKinsey, Transgender people are vastly underrepresented in the U.S. workforce.
Recent research from McKinsey shows that nearly 30 percent of transgender people in the United States are not in the workforce, and are twice as likely as the cisgender population to be unemployed.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is mapping the escalating attacks on LGBTQ+ peoples rights in U.S. State Legislatures, there are currently 505 anti-LGBTQ+ bills in the U.S. The majority of these bills specifically target transgender people and are designed to heavily restrict, or in some cases completely eliminate, transgender peoples access to gender-affirming healthcare, reproductive healthcare, inclusive education materials, harassment/bullying protections, access to public facilities and take away basic civil liberties.
The good news is you can begin to change the narrative around transgender inclusion, identity, and employment access at your company or organization.
📕 WRITE, IMPLEMENT AND EVALUATE YOUR HR POLICIES FOR LGBTQ+ INCLUSION: Center transgender people in the workplace and support a #transowned business by purchasing Re-Framing Pride, the ultimate comprehensive HR policy guide to LGBTQ+ equity & inclusion in the workplace, co-authored by Swarm Founder Bryce J. Celotto. Includes 60+ pages of original LGBTQ+ inclusion policies, an inclusive language guide, policy examples and strategies around implementation.