Dr. Suzanne Wertheim – The deeper meanings and the hidden power of inclusive language

In Making Waves Conversations by Mark Sylvester

The deeper meanings and the hidden power of inclusive language.

In today's world, it's become increasingly important for individuals and organizations to prioritize inclusion. In this conversation, Dr. Suzanne Wertheim shares one element where everyone can strive toward inclusivity: language. She will explain how inclusive language can create a better workplace culture and proves that even the slightest language adjustments can make a big difference.

Suzanne Wertheim


Dr. Suzanne Wertheim is a national expert on language and bias. After getting her Ph.D. in Linguistics from Berkeley, she held faculty positions at Northwestern, Maryland, and UCLA. In 2011, she left the university system in order to apply her expertise to real-world problems. As head of Worthwhile Research & Consulting, Dr. Wertheim specializes in analyzing and mitigating bias at work. Using the tools of linguistic anthropology, she guides clients to more inclusive language and workplaces.

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