Using inclusive language at work plays a powerful role in diminishing stereotypes and making employees feel comfortable.
People may inherently connect certain words with a particular gender or group even though they may not be offensive. For instance, some terms, such as rockstar, are not viewed as derogatory in any way. However, women generally have been found to be less likely to apply for a position when a job advertisement includes this word because they view it as male-oriented.
The following poster may encourage employers and employees alike to use inclusive language so that all feel that they are welcome, seen, heard and respected, regardless of their backgrounds.