Entries by Go Title Free

Women and Non-Binary people seek action in the run up to National Inclusion Week 2021

National Inclusion Week begins on 27th September. – A great opportunity for organisations to demonstrate their commitment to equality by removing titles from their systems and processes. Our recent coverage in the Daily Mail Online (27/08/21) detailed our recent contribution to BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour, headlining the ‘split opinion’ about the usage of marital […]

A digression… “What should we call a group of women?”

On 25th August 2021, our Founder Stella Sutcliffe was invited to speak on BBC Radio 4 during Women’s Hour. The Associate Producer inviting her explained that her team had been receiving a growing number of letters and comments about marital status titles and whether or not they were really necessary. Women were writing into the […]

Inclusive Cultures vs Marital Status Titles

What place do marital status titles have in a world striving for inclusive cultures? This week, I received a link to complete a compulsory ‘Unconcious Bias’ training programme. The slow end to lockdown has meant a bit of a diary crunch in all areas of life, but I told myself off for daring to think […]

Happy Birthday Sheila Michaels!

On this day in May 1939, Sheila Michaels was born. A female rights activist and oral historian, she started popularising the use of ‘Ms’ in 1961 as an alternative to ‘Mrs’ and ‘Miss’, and gave women everywhere the option to start demanding equality wherever their title was used in reference to them. She recognised that […]