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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.
"So much about the world of work - from workplace culture to our definition of success - was created by men, and it’s not working for women or indeed for men. And it’s no surprise that women pay a disproportionately high price for their participation. That’s why it (this book) is so important. It’s a passionate, practical roadmap for addressing inequality and finally making our workplaces work for women.”
Arianna Huffington, author and founder of the Huffington Post and Thrive Global
"Michelle is a speaker who sparks fires in her audiences around the issues she cares about. Her in-depth knowledge and insights, paired with her ability to clearly and vividly create the case for its importance, is a unique gift to the groups she speaks to. Our community still asks us about Michelle and where to access her talks and upcoming events.”
Jenn Lishansky, Founder of Be Social Change
"Michelle King’s podcast is like no other, highlighting the stories of women who are driving innovation across every sphere of life. Her interviews crackle with intelligence, wit and passion that enlightens as well as engages both women and men.”
Joanne Lipman, Former editor of USA Today and Author, That's what she said; what men need to know (and women need to tell them) about working together
"A visionary and leader changing the Inclusion landscape.”
Billy Jean King Leadership Institute
"Michelle is not only extremely knowledgeable with her background and research on gender inequality, but she applies those insights specifically to the workplace and brings it to life. Michelle has a truly unique way of connecting with her audience. She makes the research come to life and provides real “a-ha” moments and practical takeaways that can be applied in any organization.”
Claudia Chan, CEO She GLOBL
"Michelle is an absolute inspiration and a breath of fresh air. She has an exquisite ability to captivate the room, whatever the audience. Her supreme credibility and refreshing ‘cut through the crap’ approach really resonates with hearts and minds in an engaging non-preachy way. We had the pleasure of hosting her workshop - Invisible Barriers to Women in the Workplace - and wow! Michelle delivered her research findings with such passion, honestly and clarity, connecting to everyone in the overpacked room. She makes you think, and makes you realise that real change is possible and within your gift to enable. So, if you are committed to driving a culture of equality across your organisation, that is actually going to make a sustainable difference, then look no further than Michelle King. She is a game-changer. We very much look forward to having her back!”
Belinda Riley, Associate Director Diversity and inclusion Lead - EMEIA TAS TALENT EY