Michelle King – Keynote Speaker

Managing Director of Equality Forward, Former Director of Inclusion, Netflix and Leading Global Expert in Gender Equality, now at Berkley University as Managing Director of their Leadership Inclusion Academy, UN Foundation as a Senior Advisor to their Girl Up campaign.

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Specialist Subjects

  • The COVID-19 Workplace: How To Practice Inclusion
  • How To Prepare For The Post Pandemic Workplace
  • Equality: Your Invitation to Lead
  • Why Gender Equality Benefits Men: Understanding The Barriers Men Face
  • What It Means To Be An Ally At Work
  • How Inequality Works At Work And What You Can Do To Fix It
  • Removing The Invisible Barriers Working Mothers and Fathers Face
  • Preparing Women Leaders To Lead: Navigating The Invisible Barriers
  • Success Partners: What Allyship Is And How To Apply It At Work
  • Why Equality Is The Future of Work: Preparing For The Post Pandemic Workplace
  • Allyship in Action: How to Practice Anti-racism and Anti-sexism At Work
  • Why Your Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Isn’t Working and How to Fix It
  • The Next Generation of Women Leaders: What Women Need To Know Before They Start Work
  • Preparing Women Leaders To Lead: Navigating The Invisible Barriers
  • Overcoming the greatest barrier to women’s advancement at work: Denial of Inequality


  • English


Michelle King is a globally recognized gender equality and organizational culture expert. Based on over a decade worth of research Michelle believes that to tackle inequality we need to fix workplace cultures so that they work for everyone.

She is the host of a popular podcast called The Fix and recently released her book: The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers that are Holding Women Back at Work.

Michelle has been featured in The Economist, Harvard Business Review, CNBC, CNN Business, Fortune, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Time, Business Insider, The Times, Daily Mail and LinkedIn Editors.

Michelle is the founder of Equality Forward, a global consultancy that provides leaders with the assessment, development and inclusion coaching needed build cultures of equality at work. In addition, Michelle is a Senior Advisor to the UN Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign, where she leads the Next Gen Leadership Development Program, which enables young women to navigate and overcome the barriers to their success. She also heads up a global Leadership Inclusion Academy with Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute.

Prior to this Michelle King was the Director of Inclusion at Netflix, and before that she was the head of UN Women’s Global Innovation Coalition for Change, which includes managing over 30 private sector partnerships as well to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Michelle has two decades of international experience working in the private sector and in each of her roles, Michelle lends her expertise to advance gender equality and to enhance opportunity and achievement for women globally.

In 2019 Women Tech Founders, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to advancing women in the tech industry, awarded Michelle with the 2019 Inspiring Innovator Award, for her outstanding achievements in the sector. In addition, Michelle is an advisory board member for Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign and she is also an advocate for Dress for Success an organization that works to economically empower women worldwide. Michelle is a published award winning academic with a Master’s in Industrial Organizational Psychology, an MBA, a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism and she is due to complete her PhD in 2021.

Michelle King regularly speaks at numerous conferences and private sector events including Ellevate Network Conference, Amazon, EY, Nasdaq, She Summit, Ted X Bushwick, Texas Conference for Women, SXSW, The Female Quotient and the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. In 2019, Michelle’s TedX Chelsea Park talk, It’s Not You, It’s Your Workplace, was widely praised for shedding light on the greatest’s barrier to women’s advancement at work — gender denial.

In 2020, Michelle was nominated for the WomenTech Speaker of the Year Award 2020, as well as 2020 LinkedIn Top Voice for Equity in the workplace.

As a thought leader, Michelle King contributes to Forbes and Thrive Global on the topic of women’s advancement at work and she been published in Harvard Business Review. Michelle’s book THE FIX: Overcome the Invisible Barriers that Hold Women Back at Work, provides insights into the challenges women face at work and how to build workplaces that work for women and it spent two months on the best sellers list and received a Silver medal in the 2020 Axiom Business Book Awards within the Women/Minorities in Business category. She spoke at the Nobel Peace Prize Conference in 2020 and hosted a HBR Webinar Series.

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