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Working on Purpose

Working on Purpose

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November 25th 2015:The Road Less Traveled: Living a Happy and Productive Transgender Life

Knowing who we are as a person and being able to express ourselves in life and at work is a profoundly important part of the human experience. But what if something seemingly as given as your gender at birth does not fit who you know yourself to be? There are approximately 700,000 transgender people living in the United States today, so the experience is more common than we may imagine. In this episode, we’ll meet Dr. Jillian Weiss who knew at a very young age she was meant to be a woman, made the transition from male to female years ago, and today enjoys a very satisfying and productive life

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Dr. Jillian Weiss

Dr. Jillian T Weiss has a JD and a PhD in Law, Policy and Society. Currently Professor of Law and Society at Ramapo College of New Jersey, her research area is gender identity and law. Dr. Weiss provides legal representation to transgender employees in cases involving gender identity and gender expression discrimination. She has handled dozens of cases of employment discrimination, having the largest caseload of transgender employment discrimination cases in the country. Her volunteer work includes service as a member of the Board of Directors of Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest US national legal organization whose mission is to safeguard and advance the civil rights of lesbians, gay men
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2429/working-on-purpose 21/10/2017 05:00 21/10/2017 06:00 Working on Purpose https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2429/working-on-purpose Knowing who we are as a person and being able to express ourselves in life and at work is a profoundly important part of the human experience. But what if something seemingly as given as your gender at birth does not fit who you know yourself to be? There are approximately 700,000 transgender people living in the United States today, so the experience is more common than we may imagine. In this episode, we’ll meet Dr. Jillian Weiss who knew at a very young age she was meant to be a woman, made the transition from male to female years ago, and today enjoys a very satisfying and productive life as a professor and a lawyer representing the transgender community. She will describe the gender transition process and the important planning and resources that best accompany it, explain what employers can do to support their transgender employees, and talk about her own experience of transitioning and career choice. An important discussion for changing times. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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