Log In

  • Home
  • Words Matter: Using Inclusive Language in Your Workplace

Words Matter: Using Inclusive Language in Your Workplace

  • 13 Oct 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Online - Virtual Event - Zoom Link sent in confirmation email


Registration is closed

*Virtual Learning Event/Extended Time*

NOTE: Link for meeting will be emailed with confirmation of paid registration

Words Matter:
Using Inclusive Language in Your Workplace

With Aba Hammond & Linda Jenkins

October 13th, 2020   Time: 11:30 a.m. -1 :00 p.m. *NOTE time change 


Language is one of the most powerful tools we have as humans. It is our primary tool for expression and communication. It binds us. It instructs us. It divides us. It enables us to communicate our wishes, feelings, likes, dislikes, and ideas. It allows us to interact with others.

Did you know:

- The language we choose to use signals information about our attitudes towards others, ourselves, and the situations in which we find ourselves.

- When we talk with or about people or groups of people that we may not identify with, we may use language that excludes or alienates them.

- Use of inclusive language is characteristic of the best places to work.

- Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities.

Do you want to improve cross-cultural communications in your workplace? Do you want to learn the eight guiding principles of inclusive language? Do you want to learn why, when, and how to use inclusive language?

If your answers to these questions are YES, join Aba Hammond and Linda Jenkins for “Words Matter: Using Inclusive Language in Your Workplace” on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Participants will learn the guiding principles of inclusive language and how to integrate them into their workplace communications.

About our speakers: 

Aba Hammond is on a mission. Her mission is to help us all live in communities where we are thriving, respected, included, and celebrated for our unique differences and perspectives.

Today, Aba is fulfilling her mission as the Inclusion and Diversity Representative at ONE Gas. Aba supports the ONE Gas business strategy by working towards advancing an inclusive and diverse workplace culture and cultivating and retaining a high-performing workforce. Before joining ONE Gas, she held positions at IBC Bank and John 3:16 Mission Inc. Also, she completed the Summer Institute and a 6-month internship at Oklahoma Policy Institute.

Aba graduated from Oral Roberts University with a BS in Government. She is earning her master’s in strategic public relations from George Washington University. Aba serves on the boards of Tulsa Debate League and Association for Talent Development (ATD) Tulsa Chapter. She is an active member of OCCJ's Inclusive Leadership Collective.

Aba is a Ghanaian native who has lived in the US for 14 years. When she is not serving her community, she enjoys quality time with her twin sister, Baaba and her brother, Ernest.


Linda Jenkins helps nonprofit leaders create social change. As a board governance consultant, she provides leaders with strategic approaches to facilitate mission achievement. Her customized services include board performance assessment, strategic planning, and unconscious bias training. She provides her services in-person and virtually through individual and group consultations, workshops, and retreats.

Linda tailors her services to fit client needs for practical strategic solutions. She has owned her own company - Jenkins Consulting Group (JCG) - for twelve years. JCG has successfully completed 64 projects for 47 organizations in Oklahoma and Texas.

In 2012, Linda boosted her board consulting expertise by becoming one of the first BoardSource Certified Governance Trainers®. Driven by her passion to help nonprofit leaders create inclusive workplaces, she became certified to facilitate Managing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace workshops through the Cultural Intelligence Center in August 2019. Before establishing JCG in 2007, Linda honed her professional skills through positions with the City of Long Beach, the City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Area United Way. Linda holds degrees from Princeton University and the University of        Texas at Austin.

Linda is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa (1999) and North Tulsa Development Council (2011). Currently, Linda is serving as Vice President of Finance for the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Tulsa Chapter and Vice Chair of the City of Tulsa’s Sales Tax Overview Committee. Previously, she served on the board of directors for YWCA WomenShelter (Long Beach, CA), Youth Services of Tulsa, and Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries.

Linda is an avid women's basketball fan. She loves to sharpen her coaching and teamwork skills by watching NCAA and WNBA games. She has traveled to nine Women’s Final Fours. She is looking forward to attending her tenth, in SanAntonio, in April 2021.

For more information about Linda and JCG, visit www.jenkinscg.com.

Link will be provided in email to paid registrants in their confirmation email. 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software