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Presenter(s): Drian Juarez, Michaela Mendelsohn

Date: August 22, 2019

Time: 11:51 am - 12:00 am

Room: 304

Conference: Gender Odyssey Los Angeles

Program: Professional

The New Normal: The Trans-Inclusive Workplace Pt. 2

The barriers to employment for trans people often stem from a lack of understanding of trans identities by employers. Many of the disparities that trans people face are rooted in economics and the lack of employment opportunities. This two-part workshop will examine the issues trans people face in the workplace.

Part one will be co-facilitated by Carolyn Weiss, former director within the City of Los Angeles Community Development department and currently working as a consultant with employers. In this workshop we’ll examine existing data, review current trans cultural competency best practices, and discuss the future of trans-inclusive workplaces.

Part two will focus on building inclusive workplaces and will be co-facilitated by Michaela Mendelsohn, out trans CEO of Pollo Corp West and founder of the California Trans Workplace Project. Michaela is working to take CTWP nationally and will discuss her experience transforming her restaurants into inclusive workplaces where trans people are thriving.