By Jamie Studenroth
In many workplaces, the term intersectionality is becoming more popular in discussions of diversity and inclusion. But many employers aren’t sure what it means — or why it matters in their workplace.
In a nutshell, intersectionality is the idea that people have more than one identity. And those identities are inherently combined.
Your employees with disabilities also have many other identities that impact their workplace experience. A worker might have hearing loss and be a recent immigrant, for example.
Understanding intersectionality in the workplace is crucial to any kind of inclusion program. To support all of your employees effectively, your inclusion