Our names are central to our unique identities, and saying them correctly is the first step in connecting with, respecting, and appreciating one another. In the spirit of promoting feelings of inclusion for all members of our Lab community, we would like to bring your attention to a service that easily enables you to add a link to the correct pronunciation of your name to your email signature.
NameCoach was started to help schools, students and families and has since expanded to businesses and beyond.
In addition to promoting goodwill, we hope this may also help remove subtle barriers for users or colleagues to contact us without potential worry for causing offense in mispronouncing our names. The service is free, and only takes a few minutes to set up. Once your name is recorded, you will be able to copy a button link to add to your email signature.
Thank you to the Molecular Foundry IDEA Committee for this suggestion!