Session: Fix workplaces, not women.
Bio: Michelle King
Michelle King is a leading global expert in gender and organizations. 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, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Business Insider, The Times, Daily Mail and LinkedIn Editors.
Michelle is the Director of Inclusion at Netflix, and former head of UN Women’s Global Innovation Coalition for Change. 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.
As a thought leader, Michelle is the host of the weekly podcast, The Fix, which shares practical ways men and women can advance equality at work. Michelle also produces a weekly newsletter, which provides practical ways men and women can take action to advance equality at work.
As a speaker, Michelle 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 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 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. For more information visit www.michellepking.com