I was invited to present my story of transition in the workplace by the CDC. The audience was HR and diversity professionals that work in the corporate world. They represented companies such as Robert Half International, Charles Schwab & Co., The American Red Cross and Oracle. The participants were very interested in what I had to say. I talked about my transition at work and how the management team supported me and made the change easy for me and my co-workers. I probably should have thanked my supervisor, Peggy, for all the fashion tips, too :-) .
I had planned on talking about my work with the mentally ill and and how working is so beneficial to their treatment. I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to spend the entire hour on transgender people in the workplace.