'Transgender Inclusion' by A.C. Fowlkes Sheds Light On Essential Conversations For A More Inclusive Workplace

‘Transgender Inclusion’ by A.C. Fowlkes Sheds Light On Essential Conversations For A More Inclusive Workplace

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By Pallavi Singal

Dr. A.C. Fowlkes, a clinical psychologist specialising in LGBTQ+ sensitivity, invites readers to peer into the often misunderstood world of transgender experiences in the workplace with his latest book, ‘Transgender Inclusion: All The Things You Want To Ask Your Transgender Coworker But Shouldn’t’. Published by Wiley, the book delves into three key aspects: medical, social, and legal.

'Transgender Inclusion' by A.C. Fowlkes Sheds Light On Essential Conversations For A More Inclusive Workplace

Transgender Inclusion’ by Dr. A.C. Fowlkes offers a candid exploration of the realities faced by transgender individuals in the workplace. The book provides essential insights for understanding and supporting transgender colleagues as Dr. Fowlkes addresses common questions, discusses workplace exclusion and harassment issues, and highlights the importance of knowledge about transgender experiences for everyone. 

According to a 2022 study conducted by the Williams Institute at UCLA’s School of Law, about 1.6 million adults in the US identify as transgender. This means that there is a high likelihood that we might have a transgender friend, neighbor, or co-worker at some point in our lives. In his book, ‘Transgender Inclusion’, Dr. A.C. Fowlkes presents a practical, compassionate, and evidence-based discussion of the transgender experience. 

Forwarded by Peggy Rajski, Founder of the Trevor Project, the book is an essential guide for managers, executives, professionals, and allies who want to learn more and do more about trans issues in the workplace.

Transgender Inclusion by Dr. A.C. Fowlkes: Ensuring empathy and inclusion among coworkers 

‘Transdgender Inclusion: All The Things You Want To Ask Your Transgender Coworker But Shouldn’t’, by Dr. A.C. Fowlkes is divided into four main sections, delving into the complexities of transgender issues with a comprehensive approach. The first section lays the groundwork by introducing readers to the transgender community, providing insights into their experiences in the workplace. 

In the next section ‘Transgender Inclusion’, the author Dr. A.C. Fowlkes addresses core questions surrounding transition, covering topics such as medical, legal, and social aspects. Through an informative and empathetic lens, readers gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and considerations involved in transgender individuals' journey towards authenticity and self-actualisation.

In the third section, Dr. Fowlkes offers practical guidance for fostering inclusivity in the workplace, emphasising the importance of taking initiative, respecting individuals' chosen names and pronouns, and establishing inclusive policies and practices. And finally, ‘Diversity Inclusion’ builds upon this foundation by addressing additional queries and concerns, ensuring that readers have a comprehensive understanding of transgender issues and are equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to create environments that celebrate diversity and promote inclusivity. 

Dr. A.C. Fowlkes: An advocate of LGBTQ+ inclusive environments

Dr. A.C. Fowlkes is a leader in diversity and inclusion efforts, recognised for his pioneering work as CEO of Fowlkes Consulting. A transgender man and clinical psychologist, his journey is a unique blend of resilience, advocacy, and a commitment to creating a more inclusive world.

Dr. Fowlkes has spent over a decade towards fostering inclusivity across various sectors through his workshops, webinars, and facilitated events. From high-pressure finance to complex institutional settings like prisons and psychiatric hospitals, he has facilitated transformative change, empowering individuals and organisations to embrace diversity.

Beyond advocacy, Dr. Fowlkes is a healer, drawing upon his clinical background to inform his leadership. Through his firm, Fowlkes Consulting, Dr. Fowlkes offers workshops, coaching, and consulting services, empowering organisations to create truly inclusive environments. 

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