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In the new global workplace, there is an estimation of at least 40% of employees do not identify as either male or female but rather transgender meaning non-binary, not identify as either male or female (Inclusion, 2023). While there is some acceptance of non-binary employees in the workplace, there are still challenges these individuals face from other LGBTQ employees. It is important that inclusion and diversity are among the human resources practices for all genders. In the United States, the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) was created as part of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which as an effort to address racial discrimination in voting, education, and other aspects of daily life, including discriminatory hiring and workplace practices (Inclusion, 2023). Gender, social inclusion, and diversity policies are important to business organizations to create an enabling environment for impartiality, progress towards diversity goals, and support organizations to develop a business case for gender equality.


This poster, first place winner for non-STEM individual projects, was presented at the 38th Semi-Annual Dr. Janet Liou-Mark Honors & Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation, May 4, 2023. Mentor: Prof. Alyssa Adomaitis (Business).