Gender Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
At GDIBC, we understand the value and power of an openly accepting and equitable work culture.
What is a gender diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace?
Employees are seen as human beings with complex identities. Each employee is supported uniquely and equitably at all levels, whether that is in management style, workplace policy, or interpersonal relationships to ensure an inclusive work culture.
How GDBIC can help your organization:
GDIBC helps organizations grow by becoming inclusive of transgender and gender diverse individuals, and by becoming LGBTQ+ friendly with employees, clients, and customers. GDIBC guides organizations through a thorough process to adopt inclusive policies, practices, knowledge, and benefits.
inclusive community and outlining some clear next steps on how we can further this work. We have fostered a better culture as a result of this work."
Chief Program Officer
Big Brother Big Sisters
"Understanding that gender is not linear through the GDIBC process has helped our employees create styles that are completely customized to the
client's gender expression. You need to see all the layers in gender identity."
Jillian Ross, Owner
Dellaria Salon of Apex
Let's keep things simple.
The Certification Process
Our three phase certification process guides organizations through establishing gender inclusive initiatives and helps them achieve GDIBC standards for an LGBTQ+ equitable and inclusive workplace.
Evaluation and Assessment
A series of evaluations and assessments are conducted to determine the level of diversity and inclusiveness within multiple facets of business operations and workplace culture. We measure gender diversity, equity, and LGBTQ+ inclusivity throughout the organization.
Professional Development and Building Understanding
Expert facilitators provide comprehensive gender diversity and inclusion training for all employees. The gender diversity and LGBTQ+ inclusion training ensures comprehension across five essential domains and works to develop a deeper understanding of transgender individuals and their transition in the workplace.
Implementation and Certification
Implementation of GDI amended business operating materials, new policies, and procedures creating an inclusive workplace that has systems in place to support gender diverse employees and meets the GDIBC standards of an LGBTQ+ equitable and supportive organization.
Having a gender diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is the framework to create an advantageous environment for both the employees and the employer. LGBTQ+ supportive policies and workplace climates are linked to less discrimination and more acceptance. This helps employees to feel safe being openly LGBTQ+, which enhances job commitment, improves workplace relationships, increases job satisfaction, improves health outcomes, and increases productivity, which in turn produces greater profits for the company.
"I think having completed this process will help us face our potential participants, partners and supporters with a new sense of confidence in our agencies' ability to serve members of the LGBTQ+ community with excellence."
-Terrence McCarron, Chief Program Officer
Big Brother Big Sisters Eastern Massachusetts