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Program: Transgender Employees in the Workplace: What is HR’s Role?

Today’s workforce is one of the most diverse that employers and human resource professionals have seen since the creation of diversity and inclusion initiatives…and it keeps expanding. Transgender people are part of that expansion and make up 1.4 million of the U.S. population—approximately 28,000 living in Indiana. What does this mean? It means the likelihood of employers hiring a trans person is growing, but yet they aren’t prepared for it.

In this dynamic, informative session, participants will:

  • Learn about transgender employees, gender identity, and workplace issues faced by trans individuals.
  • Understand HR’s role in creating inclusivity of transgender employees.
  • Learn and discuss initiatives to prepare the workplace for transgender issues and to manage transition in the workplace.
  • Discuss organizational culture and understand how to affect acceptance of transgender workers.
  • Review and summarize learnings and provide time for questions.


 Jeremy York

Speaker: Jeremy York

If you want your company to succeed, you have to put into place strategies that allow your people to succeed. As founder and president, Jeremy ensures that InvigorateHR does just that. Through his leadership, InvigorateHR develops and delivers client-specific solutions that are tailored to meet clients' needs and enhance their business. 

Jeremy has over 15 years' experience in human resource strategy and operations. Holding various HR leadership roles, he has worked with and advised all levels of management on critical business and people-related issues. These items include HR strategy, performance management, strategic planning, talent management, and so on. 

Jeremy's expertise in defining and understanding the "big picture" enables him to translate business needs into tangible solutions. With his guidance, organizations have improved employee relations, increased performance, and developed cultures based on mutual trust and respect.

Education and Certifications

  • Master of Science in Management, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Purdue University
  • Certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources SPHR and SHRM-SCP

 Professional and Community Involvement

  • Director, Indiana State Council of SHRM
  • Past President, IndySHRM
  • Member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Adjunct faculty member for the Department of Organizational Leadership and Supervision in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  • Regular speaker at SHRM chapters and conferences



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