- Challenge sexism and discrimination and actively support colleagues and organising in workplaces, via union reps
- Challenge negative attitudes and circumstances as they arise – don’t be afraid, be confident
- Do not facilitate discrimination by allowing it to happen, challenge it
- Tell stories which aren’t just appealing to the white middle-aged, middle-class male demographic – shout it loud!
- Pursue mandatory equality and diversity training courses to be implemented at all organisations
Share and speak out
- Solidarity – if you witness discrimination, speak up!
- Raising the issue of equality and diversity and calling people out on discrimination – don’t hide
- Don’t be afraid to ask about disability support
- Don’t snipe at colleagues taking maternity/paternity leave
- Take direct action: support/nominate women for high-profile roles, memberships, etc.
Be aware and raise awareness
- Avoid use of language with gender- (or other discriminatory) under or over-tones (e.g. ‘battleaxe’ etc.)
- Think about the terminology that we (women) use to talk about ourselves and how others talk about us (women)
- Think – be aware of people around you, no matter whether disabled visually, with a hidden disability, or no disability at all
- Raise awareness (we are all ignorant of different things)
- Highlight examples of good practice
- Don’t be an asshole / arsehole