#LanguageMatters: 5 Actions to Take as Allies

Each week, Karen Catlin shares five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and be a better ally.

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1. Avoid phrases that diminish or disparage Indigenous people

2. Mirror language used by a member of an underrepresented group

3. Say “sexual orientation” not “preference”

4. Retire one ableist phrase (or more) from your everyday language

5. Clarify your pronouns

Everyday actions to create inclusive, engaging workplaces. Together, we can — and will — make a difference with the Better Allies® approach.

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