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Podcast: How to Accommodate All Gender Identities at Events (Episode 173)

TD Bank's Andrea Boulden shares practical tips for making trans and non-binary event attendees feel welcome.

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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guest: Andrea Boulden 

In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and editor in chief Beth Kormanik hear from Andrea Boulden, senior manager of the TD Wealth event team in Toronto. She discusses gender diversity and inclusion at events, diving into how planners and hosts can accommodate trans and non-binary guests. Boulden shares practical tips for registration forms, name badges, bathrooms, and other small details that can make all guests feel welcome. She also discusses how to choose inclusive venues, ways to educate speakers on these issues, and more. 

Sponsored by Zkipster. Running time: 25:33

Show Notes

Roundtable Discussion: why you should avoid the phrase "ladies and gentlemen," how to educate speakers on these issues, the importance of inclusive venues and host cities, how to encourage team members to speak up about diversity and inclusion

Further Reading:
Why More Venues are Planning Gender-Neutral Restrooms

6 Ways Events Can Be More Inclusive, Welcoming Spaces for All Attendees

How to Create More Diversity at Events

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Connect with Boulden on LinkedIn

This Episode Is Sponsored By: Zkipster
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