“Hello, Sir”

How one thoughtless word can destroy a potential vendor relationship or cost you a job or hundreds of thousands of dollars

Shoes on asphalt straddling a line — symbol for male is on the left, symbol for female is on the right

“Dear/Hello Sir” to a woman instantly puts them on the defensive

“Dear/Hello Sir”, when referencing a woman, demonstrates that you haven’t done your homework

But wait — the person I am not sure about has a common / unisex name?

“Dear/Hello Sir” when referencing a woman demonstrates you aren’t paying attention to the details

Blogger, disability advocate, nerd. Bringing the fire on ableism. A11y Architect @ VMware. Wheelchair user w/ a deaf daughter. CS, Law, and Business background

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