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Supporting Gender-Diverse Workers: Transitioning in the Workplace

  • UNBOUNCE 400-401 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC, V6B 1Z3 Canada (map)


WHEN:  May 1, 7-9pm (doors at 6:30 and dinner available)
WHERE: Unbounce (400 - 401 West Georgia St, Vancouver)


Workshop Description: this workshop will provide transgender, gender diverse people, and their employers with tools to transition while employed, and/or to develop policies to support people who will transition during their employment.

About our Speakers:

Marissa Wright
Marissa is a business consultant with 35 years of experience working with technology companies on their strategic planning, sales and marketing, and investor strategies, and has an MBA from SFU. She is a board member with AIDS Vancouver, a volunteer mentor at Groundswell Social Ventures, and helps co-produce a local sex-positive event for woman-identifying persons. Marissa’s feminism is informed by her experiences as a queer polyamorous transgender woman, by her experiences both as a transgender senior executive transitioning in the workplace, and now as a small business owner with clients in Canada and the U.S.

Additional panelist bios coming soon…

FACE acknowledge that the land on which we host this event, live, work and play is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and
Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

DINNER: We will be serving a hearty vegetarian meal.  Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate gluten free or food allergy requirements, as we do not have access to a gluten/allergen free kitchen.

Accessibility: a gradual ramp leads to the entrance of 401 West Georgia. Front door is has an accessible entrance button, and there is a security guard available to assist in opening the door. Venue is located on the 4th floor by elevator. A door person will be opening the door to the space.

ASL Interpretation: must be requested by April 17.

Bathrooms: We will replace washroom signs so they are non-gendered. Accessible washroom is available, though due to the venue being a private office space, a staff person will have to escort you to the washroom as it is in a key-card only accessed space.

REFUNDS: Tickets are transferable if you cannot attend. Refunds are not available.