How to Create Change While Staying True to Yourself:
One person can make a significant difference. Worley’s efforts to create change in the world of sports and human rights took her case all the way to the international level, where her voice was heard and policies changed. She saw the power of making herself an equal, of partnering, and focusing on the universal impact. She shares her struggles, her passion and her road to success.
On Diversity & Inclusion Implementation:
Many organizations state they’re aware of the positive impact embracing diversity and inclusion can have for their teams both personally and professionally. And they have good intentions and have begun efforts but aren’t sure what a true diversity and inclusion program could look like at the next level. Worley notes it’s time to move beyond awareness and initial efforts, and go deep to reflect the diverse population of your organization’s team, clients and supporters.
Healthcare & Science:
Kristen Worley was subjected to gender testing, psychological testing, and having her most private medical documentation shared with panels of men outside the medical field to make personal judgments on her status and if she ‘was woman enough.’ In order to meet certain protocols required by sport, she underwent medical procedures which resulted in complete hormone deprivation, removing her body’s day to day ability to regulate itself. Hear her surprising story through the sporting healthcare system and her advice to doctors, hospitals and healthcare workers.
Workshop | Advocating for Policies based on Scientific Fact Based Decisions
What if you were invasively investigated not based on proof or fact-based evidence, but just on suspicion that you’re not who you say you are? Worley encourages organizations to review their policies and how decisions are made. Elements can include:
* Reviewing communications & revising internal policies to embrace human rights;
* Launching awareness and education related to diversity;
* Advocating for the establishment of standards and guidelines based in objective scientific research