Inclusive Language – A Culture Shift

Caroline Berns (Speaker) and Gundhild Hoenig

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Date(s) - 17/01/2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Inclusive Language matters, especially in environments where cultures meet or (can) easily collide, across geographical regions, industries, universities, government- or non-profit organisations, etc.

Inclusive language is that which avoids the use of certain expressions or words that might be considered as exclusionary for certain groups of people.

In this workshop Caroline Berns invites and encourages us to unpack why organisations and institutions (of all kinds) should make an effort, to transform and embed inclusive language in everyday communication, as well as drive change in technical / professional language.

Join us at SIETAR Switzerland in welcoming Caroline to explore concrete ways to improve our different language worlds by transforming our communication and professional language.

About the Speaker:

Caroline Berns is a Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Acquisition specialist with over 17 years’ experience in the talent sector in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

At Ericsson, she currently supports Global Culture and Business Ethics programmes. Prior to joining Ericsson, Caroline worked for ManpowerGroup in Europe, where she led resource projects for global companies in the IT, pharmaceutical and banking industries. Caroline holds a BSc in Information Engineering and loves connecting people.

Since 2014 Caroline has been sharing her D&I “Friday read” on LinkedIn, which is interesting for organisations, trainers and academics!

About the Facilitator:

Gundhild Hoenig is a Board Member of SIETAR Switzerland and leads our Mentoring Programme. She is passionate about people, their potential, development needs & inter-cultural experience. She is particularly interested in accompanying people and organisations to thrive across cultures, faiths, and geographical regions – to initiate cultural change and make DEI a source of success!

Important: this event will take place over Zoom and is open to anyone interested in learning about Inclusive Language in their professional work and world. You must register to participate. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.