Pronouns enabled in Zoom!
As part of the University’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the function to include pronouns in our Zoom names has now been enabled. This has come about through advocacy from members of the Charles Sturt Ally Network.
What are personal pronouns? (from Pride in Diversity Pronouns 101: https://www.pridetraining.org.au/pages/pronoun-page)
- Pronouns are words we use to refer to people when we’re not using their name.
- Using the right pronoun to refer to a person can be one of the easiest ways to show them respect and help them affirm themselves.
- It is also one of the best ways to promote an inclusive atmosphere within the organisation.
- It is important to respect people’s pronouns and using someone’s pronouns correctly is one of the most basic ways to show your respect
When you add pronouns to your profile, they are visible to your Zoom contacts as part of your Zoom profile card in the Zoom desktop client and mobile app. You can also choose when or if your pronouns are shown during a meeting that you host or join, or webinar that you are the host or panellist for.
Cliff Lewis, Chair of the Ally Network, has put together a quick video on how to set up your pronouns – https://youtu.be/jKB840-0krM. Thanks to Suzanne McLaren for lobbying for this option.