Let’s face it. Our words can send the wrong message. Even when we don’t mean them to. And that can isolate (and offend) people.
Inclusive language avoids that risk. It helps with word choice and an understanding of the (sometimes) unsavory history of language.
Because words have an impact. And it’s up to all of us to communicate more inclusively.
Inclusive language and business communication
More companies are becoming invested in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Many also recognize that inclusive language is great for both business and social change.
Want to learn more about inclusive language in the enterprise? Check out some of these great resources:
Diversity and inclusion starts from within
As a company, we’re still learning about diversity and inclusion — it would be wrong to say otherwise.
Our internal diversity and inclusion committee meets monthly to discuss how we’re doing at Acrolinx. Click here to read our diversity and inclusion statement.
Listen first, speak later
We know that it’s not up to the most prominent voices in society to decide what’s inclusive. The first step to inclusive language is actually becoming a better listener.
We’re always open to collaborative efforts with other organizations! Want to have a conversation about inclusive language at your organization?