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Get Your Workplace Ready for the Gender Sphere

Articles Apr 14, 2022

The way that people express gender in the workplace is changing and has changed continuously since at least the 1960s, when society began to understand gender as a spectrum. Here, I put forth the idea that, although the gender spectrum model represents a step in the right direction, it doesn’t get gender identity or gender expression quite right. Gender is a sphere, not a line – a gradient color wheel, in fact.


Jackie Ferguson

Jackie (she/her) is a Certified Diversity Executive and vice president of Content and Programming for The Diversity Movement. She wrote the best-seller The Inclusive Language Handbook.