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Ford Bylaws Amended For Gender-Neutral Job Titles, Language

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Ford has embraced a number of progressive policies in recent years, promoting gender diversity in its executive ranks, expanding its parental leave policy, promoting LGBTQ equality, and celebrating and recognizing the role minorities have played in its success. Now, Ford bylaws have been amended to adopt gender-neutral job titles as the automaker works toward a more inclusive workplace, according to a new report from Reuters.

More specifically, Ford bylaws were changed so that the title “chair” will take the place of “chairman.” The change comes on the heels of several similar moves from a number of organizations and even the federal government, while many social media platforms now allow users to select their preferred pronouns as well.

Ford has been recognized several times in recent years as one of the best places to work including by the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) LGBTQ Equality report and Corporate Equality Index, the latter of which it has earned excellent scores on for nearly two decades now. The organization recognizes companies annually based on the adoption of nondiscrimination policies, for having employee resource groups or diversity councils, and for engaging in public activities that support inclusion.

This, coupled with Ford’s efforts to promote diversity within its corporate ranks and the rest of its workforce are key in an industry that has long been male-dominated. The automaker has recently been recognized for its efforts to increase the number of minorities that pursue careers in engineering, as well as tout the fact that a custom Ford Mustang Mach-E recently became the first-ever Blue Oval vehicle assembled 100 percent by women at the Ford Cuautitlan Assembly Plant in Mexico, including the engine and transmission, which were assembled at the Ford Chihuahua Engine Plant and Irapuato Transmission Plant.

We’ll have more on Ford’s efforts to promote an inclusive workplace soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Hendrik Joseph Haan

    From now on, Ford better refer to me as “Thee” or “Thou” or I won’t ever buy another Ford! Obviously, some people have too much time on their hands. Or were these decisions made by artificial intelligence?

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  2. Thurston Munn

    This woke culture is such a bunch of BS !!

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  3. GreggT

    Seriously…….LOL!!!

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  4. Tigger

    Dear Ford,

    Instead of virtue signaling BS, how about fixing the quality and chip issues you care having? You know, delivering quality cars and trucks to customers on an efficient basis?

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  5. Alexander

    Give me a break. Why don’t they focus on their FAILING PRODUCTS and less on being woke. The Escape has plummeted with 10 quarterly losses and even F-150 has been outsold by Ram and GM. If they want to continue down this path I will give them till the end of the decade before they go bankrupt

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  6. Gary bruce kempf

    Such hate. Makes me sad for you all…..

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    1. Brent Jatko

      Agreed. I didn’t realize that words have such power over the intolerant.

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  7. Greggt

    “Such Hate”???? With so much Ford needs to work on namely Supplier Management where they have shown they are performing worse than any other auto manufacturers and most importantly, their dismal Customer Service and the total disregard for their dealers and customers.
    And they target some “Woke Agenda”?? Pitiful in my opinion.

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    1. Montana Griz

      Cool, we got your opinion.
      Great! Thanks!

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  8. Montana Mountain Man

    Brett Foote, thanks for your article on the progress being made by an American manufacturer to include all Americans in the production of great vehicles for America.
    As one who didn’t understand (and didn’t like) all the new gender identification in recent years, it took education and patience on the part of others to help me understand and get past my willful ignorance.
    Please continue to write about the people at Ford;
    we appreciate knowing about them, and what it is about Ford that converted a job to a career there. I’m glad America and Americans have future and hope at Ford.

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  9. Gary bruce kempf

    Well said Montana 👏

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  10. P Cleary

    Complete BS try focusing on building what customers want….

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    1. Montana Man

      Ford is building on what customers want:
      A vendor of quality automobiles (I’m on my second F-150) built by quality people of impeccable qualities.
      P Cleary, this is a BFO (Blinding Flash Of The Obvious), but I’ll mansplain it to you:
      The world exists with the help of all of us—–not just the historically privileged people who look, worship, vote and reproduce like you.
      There’s room for all, but please: if you’re okay with everyone getting a seat at the table which has mostly been available only to you and people like you, then I encourage you to sashay in your sassy way to the GM dealerships.
      The rest of us are happy that diversity in employment is no longer something available on a prototype.
      There’s a Ford in your future, Peter/Paul/Pissy; get on board or get left in the dust.
      Smooches!

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  11. Horacio

    Not allowed to call your car or truck a “she or her”, Ford will come repo it.
    Silly white peoples.

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  12. Bob

    “Montana Man”, shouldn’t that be Montana Them or They? I’m calling it you’re a CA transplant.
    Anyway MM, the world around you was built by US. It wasn’t that bad for the vast majority and that may not be “equity” but that’s reality. You can’t make everyone happy.
    If you think your thinking is going to get us to walking around utopia in matching outfits, you’re funny.
    It won’t happen over night, but it has been happening for 50 years. We’re lobsters in a luke warm pot with a flame constantly being turned up. We’re going to be that other future world where the one percenters pushing this crap will really be in charge and then we are all 3rd world inhabitants. I feel for my kids.

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