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.
If you’re looking for an expert on the topic of culture, gender and equality at work, then you have found the right person.
With nearly two decades of experience and five degrees, Michelle comes armed with a wealth of knowledge and, more importantly, practical advice from having worked with numerous international organizations and leaders in this area.
Her message is deeply relatable, practical, and proven — and it is changing workplaces around the world to work for women and men.
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 to 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 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.
Currently, Michelle is represented by the London Speaker 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.
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 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.
Based on over a decade's 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.