This picture was taken at the climate change rally in Edmonton that featured a speech by climate change activist, Greta Thunberg. I shared this picture across social media to show the power girls and women have in this world when so often they’re told to sit down and be quiet. Agree with Greta’s message or not, this is a moment where a woman - not a man - inspired millions to come together in peace and express their opinion on an issue. And that is to be celebrated.
Everyday we create and share stories about customers, team members, and even made-up people in hypothetical situations. We also have a tonne of conversations with the people around us - customers, team mates, friends, family, and so on. Have you ever paused to listen to the names, pronouns, and way you ascribe gender to certain traits in your language (or how others do it)? (more…)