Our work at Alight is guided by how we see others – as dignified human beings with huge untapped potential – and by our commitment to social justice.

The Human-centered Language we use reflects that commitment.

It is language that conveys respect, upholds dignity, values diversity, and empowers every human.

Why is it important?

“Words in and of themselves are impotent” said Sally McConnell-Ginet, Professor Emerita at Cornell University, “Linguistic and social change go hand in hand because linguistic practices are fundamental to social practices more generally”.

We invite everyone to change the world for better starting with the words we use. And we share our guide to help you get started .