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2beBreanna

For those who have worked with their companies or communities to get more inclusive environments...  I was just in a  meeting with my company about starting up a LBGTQ+ resource group.  I work for a larger company that has thousands of employees. This career is thought of as being a manly job.  Anyways.. I am thinking about taking up a Chair position to help promote and guide the group.. What was the experience  others have had with something like this.  Being newer to accepting myself would it be wise to put myself out there and be a large part of the community?  What would you all do?

 

I also posted this the morning coffee thread.  That post could be deleted. 

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To be effective in that sort of job, you absolutely MUST go into the community outside of your corporation and be part of it.  This actually helps your employer and the Trans community in many ways.  You as "unconnected" YOU can only represent yourself, and as you can see here, all of us are just slightly different, and enough so that our individual experiences do not reflect the total community experience which your upper management needs to know in order to create a better public presence, and yes, present itself as a good place to work.  It will inform them upwardly what work environment will help make all diverse employees more comfortable and therefor more productive.  I am on the Board of Directors of an LGBTQ Community Center where I live, and we are very happy and ready to help businesses to gain the BEST employees they can and provide the safest work environments for all people. 

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Community involvement is a big part of everything the company does.  I have been involved with several food and toy drives.  This resource group will have a presence in towns where we have facilities.  We cover  over 2 thirds of the nation. 

Getting to know how to make all feel included and comfortable was a big point I drove in my application for the chair position.  I will likely need help from all here to build ties all over if I get a chair spot.

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