Including pronouns in my email signature has the practical benefit of making it clear how I would like to be referred to, while also encouraging conversations around gender to be normalised in the workplace. By sharing my pronouns I am also sharing with you that I will not assume your gender or the gender of anyone I come across
Gender pronouns are words that a person uses to describe themselves or would like others to describe them. For cisgender people, the common pronouns are she/her/hers or he/him/his. However, people who do not conform to the binary male/female categorisation may use they/them/theirs.
By including my pronouns in my email I hope to bring awareness and demonstrate inclusivity internally and externally and show consideration and respect that pronouns are an important part of gender identity.