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Michelle King is a leading global expert in organizational culture, equality and gender. She is a keynote speaker, researcher, writer and advocate. Michelle has significant international experience advancing women in innovation and technology, leading global diversity and inclusion programs and advocating for women at work. Michelle has been featured in The Economist, Harvard Business Review, CNN Business, Fortune, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Time, Business Insider, The Times, Daily Mail and LinkedIn Editors.
King is currently the 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, the She Innovates Global Program and the 4Good Program in South Africa. 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 King 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 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 Michelle interviews a range of business leaders, advocates and thought leaders like Abby Wambach, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zoe Saldana, Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir, Justin Baldoni, Kate Hudson, Wade Davis and Katty Kay to name a few. Michelle also produces a weekly newsletter, which provides practical ways men and women can take action to advance equality at work.
As a speaker, King is represented by the London Speakers Bureau and 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.
As a writer, Michelle 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, Thrive Global, Evoke, Huffington Post, Scoop and TIME magazine. In addition, Michelle 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.
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, she is pursuing a PhD through Cranfield University in the United Kingdom and she is due to graduate in 2020.