• Katie Avila Loughmiller

Validation and Building Inclusive Mindsets

Updated: Sep 3

Last month, we wrote an article on how we can validate our coworkers’ identities by simply making a few changes to normalize pronoun sharing. This habit of asking about pronouns instead of assuming what someone’s pronouns are takes practice but eventually you’ll notice it becomes second nature. So, how else can we show validation to our teammates? And why is validation even important?


There are two extremely interesting data points from a Salesforce Research study that surveyed over 1,500 business professionals on values-driven leadership and workplace equality:


1. Employees who feel they can be their authentic selves at work are nearly three times (2.8x) more likely to be proud to work there.


2. Employees who feel their voice is heard are 4.6 times more likely to feel empowered to perform their best work.