“We all deserve the freedom to be ourselves at work and to be valued for this. Together let’s fix workplaces so that they work for everyone.”

Michelle King is a globally recognised expert on gender equality and organizational culture. 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. Michelle is the author of the bestselling, award-winning 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 and a Senior Advisor to the UN Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign. 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.

Nationality: South African

Industry: Activism

Q: What has inspired and influenced you to dedicate your career to improving gender equality within the workplace? London Speaker Bureau

A: “As an advocate for equality at work I simply try to raise awareness of the challenges all women face at work, and what men and women can do to navigate and remove these barriers. The idea is very much to try and make workplaces work for everyone. Equality is not about men or women, it is about creating a work environment where everyone feels like they can be themselves and that they will be valued for this — these types of environments are known as ‘cultures of equality’ and my mission is to bring them to life in every workplace.”