The Diversity and Inclusion Glossary

We all have a responsibility to be understanding and respectful when talking to each other about diversity. That’s why the words we use are so important.

Sometimes we can be unsure or worry about knowing which words to use when talking about diversity and inclusion. Sometimes it causes people to not talk about it at all, which means we end up not creating dialogue about race, gender, sexual orientation and other subjects at work.

Everyone is different, so if you’re unsure, the best thing to do is ask your colleagues which words they prefer you use, rather than assuming.

This glossary will guide you through some common words and terms used when talking about diversity, so you can build up your understanding, enabling better conversations.

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