What you will learn:

Having transgender people as colleagues and leaders in the workplace benefits the culture and adds agency to increase the impact and longevity of an organization. In 2020, 1.6 million people over the age of 13 identified as transgender. Through this workshop, you will learn how to engage, understand, & create space for trans employees in the workspace while also increasing your understanding of how to champion diversity & inclusion and conduct confident conversations both in and out of the office.

About the instructor:

Sam Lyman is a seasoned young business professional and DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) champion who has worked in start-ups, Fortune 500 organizations, and the non-profit sector. His experience spans a variety of fields, including coaching, higher education, IT, marketing, and grants management. Sam also holds a Masters degree in Business Design and Innovation.

After spending 22 years hiding his gender identity, Sam came out publicly as transgender at the age of 22. Transitioning in the workplace came with consequences and challenges that would require patience, changing of plans, and education of self-advocacy. Because of the experiences and outcomes of Sam's journey, he has dedicated his time, energy, and spirit to educating others about gender identity, the importance of pronouns, inclusive language in the workplace and the necessity to respect people from all walks of life. Sam is passionate about sharing his personal stories and experiences with others to foster inclusivity and understanding around the transgender community.

Sam identifies as a proud transgender man and uses he/him/his pronouns. In his free time, he enjoys exploring new places with his girlfriend, golfing, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.
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Suggested Length:60 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Delivery: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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