By Vanessa Sheridan

Transgender in the Workplace

The Complete Guide to New Authenticity for Employers and Gender-Diverse Professionals

Offering a fresh and practical perspective for employers and gender-diverse professionals, this book presents useful tools, information, and resources to help organizations and individuals to understand and leverage the power of gender authenticity as a pathway to business success.

Praeger, December 2018

Vanessa Sheridan is an insightful corporate consultant, pioneering author, inspiring professional speaker, and a premier transgender awareness trainer. Vanessa has been speaking, writing, and researching on transgender issues since 1991. As a recognized leader and prominent voice for inclusion within the business community, her extensive knowledge and experience help her clients to more fully understand their present and effectively live into their future. Vanessa’s new book Transgender in the Workplace: The Complete Guide to the New Authenticity for Employers and Gender-Diverse Professionals, is proving to be a powerful resource for organizations all over the world. Her groundbreaking book, The Complete Guide to Transgender in the Workplace, continues to be a must-have resource for HR professionals and gender-diverse employees alike.

In clear and direct language, Vanessa Sheridan cuts through the noise of the loudest voices and reaches out to those who are simply trying to manage change with fairness and respect. [...] This book reminds us of what we all, deep in our hearts, know to be true. We are better together. We are stronger together. And, with the vision and help of great people like Vanessa Sheridan, we will get there together.

– Congressman Mike Quigley, US House Representative, Illinois 5th District

By helping raise awareness, [Vanessa is] providing an important service to our office and we are grateful for [her] leadership.

– Karl Kellner, Director, New York Office, McKinsey & Co.

Vanessa has strong facilitation skills – she came across as a very knowledgeable and credible presenter while creating an environment where questions and discussion were encouraged. [...] I would highly recommend Vanessa to anyone needing education support or consulting on transgender education.

– Cathy Lambert, Director, Culture & Inclusion, Ecolab, Inc.

About the Book

Human resource and diversity professionals will not find a more useful source than this book to help people and organizations deal effectively with the issue of gender diversity on the job. The book provides a definition and examples of the innovative concept of gender authenticity, and is the only published resource to articulate the concept of gender authenticity as a powerful tool for enhancing organizational workplace cultures. Gender-diverse employees will learn new strategies for advancing their careers while achieving and maintaining gender authenticity.

The unemployment rate for gender-diverse individuals is disproportionately high. This book will help employers to better understand why this blatant discrepancy exists. It also provides useful solutions and potential remedies for the problem in the form of gender authenticity, an exciting and powerful concept that is taking the global business community in an exciting new direction. The breakthrough paradigm of gender authenticity is helping many organizations to become more inclusive while simultaneously gaining a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace.


  • Explains the forms and causes of discrimination faced by gender-diverse individuals in the workplace
  • Offers five fundamentals for achieving a gender-authentic workplace culture
  • Presents an entire chapter on recognizing and responding to resistance


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