Silenced and invisible work experience of trans* and gender diverse individuals in intersectional identity relation

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The integrative literature review demonstrates a gap about work experience and career development of trans* and gender diverse (TGD) individuals in Australia. This is noted in the literature of organisation and management studies as well as gender, queer and trans studies. The investigations of career development and work reality of TGD individuals have been either completely overlooked or included in research about LGBT identities without distinguishing between the different experiences of sexual and gender minorities. Future research agendas, therefore, should include TGD perspectives for a better understanding of intersectionality, performativity, and the interrelation of gender and work identity. By recognising the intersection of work and gender identity for TGD individuals as well as their work experience such as enablers and barriers could encourage the development of gender equity for all gender identities. Voices of TGD individuals have been silenced through the cycle of exclusion containing harassment, stigmatisation, and discrimination at work. By including TGD perspectives and inviting TGD people to the table of organisational and managerial decision-making, diversity at the workplace gets a chance to thrive.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender and Sexuality at Work
Subtitle of host publicationA Multidisciplinary Research and Engagement Conference GSWC2022
EditorsVictor Sojo, Melissa Wheeler, Michelle Ryan
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherUniversity of Melbourne
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventGender and Sexuality at Work: A Multidisciplinary Research and Engagement Conference - The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 15 Feb 202215 Feb 2022


ConferenceGender and Sexuality at Work

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