Stephanie’s Capital Pride Media Appearances Highlighted by Interview on CBC Radio One Ottawa


As a special guest of the United States Embassy, Stephanie’s appearances during Capital Pride garnered quite a bit of coverage by the local Ottawa media outlets. Of particular note was her Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) appearance with host Amanda Pfeffer on the show “Ottawa Morning.”  

She spoke with Amanda about her workplace transition story, as well as what it was like coming out to her son and to her family – all of which played a critical role in the timing and the pace of her transition. They are important considerations to keep prominently in mind for both transgender individuals and their employers.

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dailyxtra_header_logoPrior to her Free to Learn Lecture Series keynote, Stephanie sat down with Julie Cruikshank of the Daily Xtra, the leading LGBT newspaper in Ottawa, along with fellow U.S. activist Cason Crane, to discuss the current state of affairs with the LGBT movement in the United States and with transgender rights in particular.

You can read the full story here:

metro_newsThe Metro Ottawa newspaper prominently featured Stephanie in a number of stories during Pride week, one of which featured her views on the Canadian trans-rights movement and that of its sister movement in the United States in advance of her keynote address at the Free to Learn Lecture series.

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See Stephanie’s Keynote from the Network and Affinity Leadership Congress (NALC)

Stephanie & Brian in Conversation

Stephanie responding to a question posed by Brain Baker,the General Manager of Diversity Best Practices

On June 19th I had the extreme pleasure of keynoting at the NALC event held at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City. The event, hosted by my dear friends at Diversity Best Practices, was the highlight of a very busy Pride Month for me. My talk was titled “The (R)evolution of the Transgender Workplace Equality Conversation,” and I was joined on the platform by DBP’s General Manager, Brian Baker for conversation and an audience question & answer session.

You can view the video here.

For more photos from the event, please visit my Facebook page

Stephanie Headlines the Voices of Diversity Event at PECO in Philadelphia

Stephanie answering questions from the attendees after her appearance at the Voices of Diversity event

Stephanie answering questions from the attendees after her appearance at the Voices of Diversity event

As part of my Pride Month engagements, PECO, the utility company for the greater Philadelphia region, along with their LGBT employee resource group PRIDE and their women’s employee resource group co-sponsored my talk “Life After Transition: Transgender Equality in the Workplace” which headlined their Voices of Diversity Pride Month event.

My sincere thanks to Mike Peabody, the co-chair of PRIDE and all the good folks at PECO who filled the room At the PECO Building in Center City Philadelphia, my adopted second home!

For more photos from the event, please visit my Facebook page.

Getting the Language Right – The Transgender Conversation

By: Jennifer London, Leader, Member Experience, Diversity Best Practices

Transgender, or trans, does not mean just one thing but rather is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity or expression is different from those typically associated with the sex assigned to them at birth (e.g., the sex listed on their birth certificate).  As we have seen recently during Katie Couric’s interview with Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera and Piers Morgan’s interview with Janet Mock, the media is still developing the lexicon to talk with and about transgender people, often leaving trans people out of the conversation completely. Because of this, Diversity Best Practices finds it important to explain the language and tools diversity and inclusion professionals should use when talking with and about transgender people in the workplace.  We leveraged the insights of Stephanie Battaglino, a transgender activist and advocate for transgender rights in and out of the workplace, who was the first person to come out as trans at her company in 2005…Read Full Article

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