At Wider Sense, we use gender inclusive language to promote diversity and inclusion as part of a holistic and fair approach to social progress.
Gender inclusive language and pronouns
At Wider Sense, we promote diversity and inclusion as part of a holistic and fair approach to social progress. We want to live in a society where everyone can experience diversity in a positive manner and where all people are equally represented. For this reason, we strive to ensure our team represents a variety of identities, backgrounds, and perspectives.
For us at Wider Sense, recognizing and respecting everyone equally includes using gender-inclusive language. Therefore, in addition to using the gender asterisk in the German language, we also indicate our preferred pronouns in our email signatures, so we can be addressed in the way we prefer.
Some people do not want to define themselves as either male or female and therefore do not want to be referred to or addressed as he/she or Mr./Mrs. The same also applies to possessive pronouns (his/her).
If someone’s gender is unknown, and since names often do not clearly indicate gender, we use a gender-neutral form of address and may ask people for their preferred pronouns.
By indicating our preferred pronouns in our signature line, we also express our awareness of this issue.