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Michelle King – Keynote Speaker

Former Director of Inclusion, Netflix and Leading Global Expert in Gender Equality

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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

Language

  • English

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Biography

Michelle King is a leading global expert in organisational culture, equality and gender. She is a keynote speaker, researcher, writer, and advocate. King has significant international experience advancing women in innovation and technology, leading global diversity and inclusion programs and advocating for women at work. She has been featured in The Economist, Harvard Business Review, CNN Business, Fortune, Bloomberg, Time, Business Insider, Financial Times, The Times, Daily Mail and LinkedIn Editors.

Michelle King is the former Director of Inclusion at Netflix, and former head of UN Women’s Global Innovation Coalition for Change, which includes managing over 30 private sector partnerships as well as three key initiatives focused on leveraging innovation and technology to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. These include the Gender Innovation Principles, She Innovates Global Program and the 4Good Program in South Africa. In 2019, Women Tech Founders, a Chicago-based organisation dedicated to advancing women in the tech industry, awarded King with the 2019 Inspiring Innovator Award, for her outstanding achievements in the sector.

In addition, she is an advisory board member for Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign and is also an advocate for Dress for Success an organisation that works to economically empower women worldwide.

As a thought leader, Michelle King is the host of the weekly podcast, The Fix, which shares practical ways men and women can advance equality at work. On the show she interviews a range of business leaders, advocates and thought leaders like Abby Wambach, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zoe Saldana, Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir and Justin Baldoni to name a few. King also produces a weekly newsletter, which provides practical ways men and women can take action to advance equality at work.

In 2019, her 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.

As a writer, King currently contributes to Forbes and Thrive Global on the topic of women’s advancement at work and she been published in Harvard Business Review, Evoke, Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Scoop and TIME magazine.

In addition King is the author of, THE FIX: Overcome the Invisible Barriers that Hold Women Back at Work, which provides insights into the challenges women face at work and how to build workplaces that work for women. THE FIX received a Silver medal in the 2020 Axiom Business Book Awards within the Women/Minorities in Business category and, most recently, she has advised on the topic of ‘how leaders can tackle inequality at work’ for a global Harvard Business Review Webinar.

As a researcher, Michelle King is a published, award winning academic with a post graduate qualification in Journalism, a Masters in Psychology and an MBA. In addition, King is pursuing a PhD through Cranfield University in the United Kingdom and she is due to graduate in 2020.

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