Michelle King is a renowned advocate of diversity and inclusion, called a ‘Visionary leader changing the inclusion landscape’ by Billie Jean King. The Founder and Managing Director of Equality Forward, Michelle is dedicated to improving workplace cultures and gender inclusion in the corporate world, Named a LinkedIn Top Voice for Equality, Michelle is now booked as a speaker for a range of corporate clients to share her expertise on everything from the next generation of women leaders and the invisible barriers that working mothers and fathers face to gender denial and how to apply intersectional thinking.
Throughout her career, Michelle has been a dedicated HR professional. She began her career working as a Human Resources Consultant for PwC, before moving on to become a Senior Human Resource Business Partner for Fonterra and a Workforce Strategy & Performance Manager for BHP Billiton. She has also worked as a Human Resources and Corporate Affairs Manager for BHP Billiton, expanding her knowledge of creating positive workplace cultures that foster equality and inclusion. Dedicated to the acceleration of achieving gender equality in the workplace, Michelle is also the author of The Fix: How to Overcome The Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work and the Host of The Fix Podcast.
A passionate advocate for gender equality, Michelle has also formerly worked as the Head of Integrated Strategy for Gender Innovation & GICC and the Senior Manager of Development, Diversity and Employee Engagement for UN Women. She has also been an Advisory Board Member of the Girl Up United Nations Foundation and the Director of Inclusion for Netflix, integrating inclusion into the practices of the worldwide streaming platform. Now, she is the Founder and Managing Director of Equality Forward, a company dedicated to the encouragement of cultures of equality in the workplace.
Recognised with the 2019 Inspiring Innovator Award from Women Tech Founders and the 2020 Axiom Business Book Awards Silver Medal, Michelle is now booked as a diversity and inclusion speaker for a range of corporate events. Focussing on building positive and inclusive working environments, Michelle is booked to speak on her expertise surrounding workplace culture and gender equality. Having formerly delivered the TEDx talk It’s Not You, It’s Your Workplace, Michelle is a seasoned speaker and has also spoken for other clients such as Dior, LinkedIn, Amazon and Travis Perkins. When looking for a speaker who can engage audiences on women’s advancement at work, how to practise inclusion, navigating invisible barriers, gender denial and the future generation of female leaders, book Michelle King today!
“A visionary leader changing the inclusion landscape”
“Michelle is a speaker who sparks fires in her audience 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”
“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 organisation”