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Title:Gender Inclusity and Pronouns 101
Description: Have you wondered why people list their pronouns in their email signatures and/or website bios, and if it’s the right move for you? Do you have trouble using “they” as a singular pronoun? Join us for a conversation about gender identity that will answer many questions and get you started on the path to more inclusive communication. We will review important terminology, understand proper pronoun usage, and learn common mistakes people unknowingly make that create discomfort. We will also talk about gender inclusive written communication as it relates to both client and court documents.
Credits:Pending Approval: 1.0 PA, 1.0 DE, 1.0 VA
Date:Thursday, June 27, 2024
Time:  1:00 – 2:00 PM
Presenter(s): Amelia Michael, Aikotek  

Amelia’s passion for social justice began as a teenager, when they participated in an underground feminist movement in Israel that aimed to raise awareness about consent. That early experience led Amelia to obtain their certification as a crisis and domestic abuse counselor through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1994, working as an emergency room volunteer, and growing to offer private counseling.   For over 15 years, Amelia co-owned ANSi Consulting (Mt. Laurel, New Jersey), and transitioned it from a back-end IT support company into a Management Consulting Firm. In 2010, they founded Aikotek LLC, focusing on the things that IT companies were not doing, namely teaching users to understand technology and bridge the communication gap between humans and their machines. For nearly 30 years, Amelia has provided Technotherapy™ (helping people confront their fears and discomforts around technology) to business owners and their employees, with a focus on law firms, non-profits, and family-owned businesses throughout the U.S.   In 2018, Amelia co-founded to serve and celebrate the LGBTQ+ and polyamory communities with unique greeting cards and gifts. Polycute especially enjoys offering greeting cards with alternative inside text options to serve multiple relationship styles and transforming traditional “his and hers” items into more inclusive “his, hers, and theirs” lines. Amelia earned their Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University to expand their social justice work to the realm of gender and LGBTQ+ inclusion.   Amelia’s continued work with marginalized communities inspired them to launch Aikotek’s Gender Inclusion for Business Program, as well as their coaching programs. These programs help people improve their communication, understand consensual non-monogamy, and help parents, grandparents, and family members who struggle to adjust and accept a loved one’s LGBTQ+ truth. These combined experiences led Amelia to develop their specialty: helping people become comfortable with the things that make them uncomfortable. Whether it pertains to technology or inclusion, Amelia offers a space for people to acknowledge their discomfort, to “not know what they don’t know,” and to ask questions without fear of judgment.
Location: Zoom
Registration Link: Contact Krista Hart,
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Payment Reference: June 27, 2024, Webinar – YOUR NAME
Payment Due By: Monday, June 24, 2024
Contact:Miki Yamaguchi
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