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Written from the author's own experience of transitioning within a major US corporation, this book prepares transgender people with everything they need to know to successfully transition in the workplace. The first guide of its kind, it offers all the practical advice and support trans people need to be able to balance their career ambitions with their personal needs.
Many businesses lack specific trans-inclusive HR strategies - this guide fills the gap with tools, resources and an easy-to-read breakdown of all the relevant laws and policies. It covers everything from how to come out to colleagues and clients and realistic medical timetables, to introducing a new professional name and creating a workplace support system. This is a must-read guide for every trans person preparing to transition, as well as for managers and HR professionals wishing to support their employees.
About the Author
Dana Pizzuti is a physician and is currently a Senior Vice President at a U.S. pharmaceutical company. She successfully transitioned at work in 2015, and is now a recognized transgender advocate and a representative for LGBT+ workplace equality in San Francisco.
Dana Pizzuti's book will improve workplaces, open hearts, and save lives. Transitioning in the Workplace does many things at once: it tells moving stories of trans people's struggles and triumphs; it provides best practices for employers; and above all, it offers hope. Inspiring, pragmatic, and wise.--Jennifer Finney Boylan, New York Times bestselling author of She's Not There and Long Black Veil
Businesses are improved by actively recruiting and supporting LGBT employees and executives, but we still have a long way to go before we have a truly inclusive workforce. In Transitioning in the Workplace, Dana Pizzuti offers the roadmap that employees and their corporations need in order to get down to the important work of ensuring that everyone-no matter how they identify-achieves equality at work. Both moving and practical.--Erin Uritus, Chief Executive Officer of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
Dana Pizzuti provides a rare and beautiful insight of a health care professional living her truth. Through Dana's example we learn how one can successfully navigate every aspect of a transition in the workplace. There has never been a life story like this one, and it is told so honestly that everyone can find in it more strength, no matter what the costs to pride and prestige.--Martine Rothblatt, Chief Executive Officer of United Therapeutics Corporation
An honest, informative and inspiring read. This book serves to reinforce Dana Pizzuti's position as a visible and vocal role model for the trans community. She successfully combines candid insight into her own transition with legal advice, practical tips for difficult situations or conversations, and plenty of reassurance. This is an essential read for anyone who wants to learn more about gender transition.--Ori Chandler, Managing Director, INvolve
An outspoken advocate for transgender people, particularly as it regards access to healthcare and employment rights.--Freedom for All Americans