Inclusive Language

Inclusive Language

-Research by Michelle Bissell

What is an example of inclusive language?

What is inclusive language?

Inclusive language is the words and phrases you use that avoid biases, slang, and expressions that discriminate against groups of people based on race, gender, socioeconomic status, and ability. Jun 21, 2022


How do you use inclusive language in a speech?

Here are 5 simple things all speakers can do to use more inclusive language:

  1. Choose your words with intention. …
  2. If you must refer to gender “roles”, use “masculine” and “feminine”, not male / female. …
  3. Show ego-distance. …
  4. Step away from your notes and connect with the audience. …
  5. Ask for feedback before and after the speech

(Inclusive Language: How To Use and Promote It at Your Organization)


(Guide to using inclusive language for your brand and business) (illustrations)