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Michelle Emson

Keynote Speaker, Author, and Human Rights Activist

Speaking Engagement

Available to speak on a variety of subjects but most especially around diversity, inclusivity, and the transgender journey

Workshops

Truly embrace diversity and inclusivity in your organization with professional training customized to suit your team.

Speaking

Michelle is an award-winning public speaker, educator, and storyteller.

Workshops

Engaging workshops that explore diversity and inclusivity within your organization

Appearances

Visibility is the cornerstone to acceptance. Michelle is happy to appear at your key events to promote this foundation.

Consulting

Michelle is delighted to offer consulting services for organizations looking to embrace diversity.

Appearances

Michelle has appeared at numerous events including ILGA World, Global Feminist Conference, National LGBT Conference Ukraine, and more. She has also appeared on many podcasts and interviews a small selection of which appear here:

Diversity & Inclusivity

Embracing diversity and inclusivity begins with the thorough understanding of what that means. You will learn about the many intersectionalities of diversity including, but not limited to, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, creed, geography, language, and many more.

The cultural transformation begins at the top with clear leadership but is dependent upon the entire organization to embrace diversity.

Transgender Experience

Transphobia is the irrational fear of transgender people.

Eradicate that fear within your organization by letting Michelle share her personal journey of transformation through her powerful, engaging, storytelling style.

 

About Me

I am a blend of so many things. Indeed, I embody diversity in just one life-experience! A devout technologist, solutions architect, author, speaker, workshop facilitator, documentary filmmaker, entrepreneur, musician, sound & lighting designer, and a lesbian woman with a transgender lived experience.

I currently serve as Digital Director for Women’s March Global and the Global Count; Executive Director for the Canadian Trans Network; and Founder & CEO of Sanctuary Studios Inc.

I am a former Board Member of the Dignity Network and YWCA Muskoka.

In 2017 I was honoured to receive the 2017 YWCA Muskoka “Women of Distinction Award” and win the Speaker Slam “The Road Less Travelled” professional speaker’s competition.

Testimonials

“Michelle is an amazing human being. She lives more authentically than anyone I know. She publicly shares her experiences in ways that change people’s lives. To know Michelle is to open your mind and heart and grow as an individual.” ~ Nancy Osborne CD

“She has an amazing personality and her speech about her journey is one that I listen to over and over again. She’s an inspiration to all!” ~ Sarah Wray

“Michelle came prepared with a full lesson plan to teach diversity to my class of Grade 1-2 students that engaged them for the entire period” ~ Teacher, TLDBS

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1 month ago
Michelle Emson

Honoured to be sharing the stage with these wonderful activists and advocates as we discussed all aspects of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. So many great things happening here in Ukraine with regard to increasing awareness and acceptance in the workplace.
Thank you KyivPride for the invitation.
#dei
#diversityequityinclusion
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Honoured to be sharing the stage with these wonderful activists and advocates as we discussed all aspects of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. So many great things happening here in Ukraine with regard to increasing awareness and acceptance in the workplace. 
Thank you KyivPride for the invitation.
#dei
#diversityequityinclusion
3 months ago
Michelle Emson

Timeline PhotosToday is International Non-Binary Day.

Let's celebrate non-binary people and commit to including non-binary rights in our collective fight for dignity and respect.

To all non-binary people: we see you, we hear you, we celebrate you, and we support you.
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5 months ago
Michelle Emson

Timeline Photos🇪🇸 TGEU expresses deep disappointment with the outcome of yesterday’s vote in #Spain, where Congress refused to allow a much-needed gender identity bill to start its legislative process.

We send a message of solidarity to trans and non-binary movements in Spain and call on all progressive forces to stay united. TGEU urges all actors involved to work closely with trans-led civil society organisations and actively support trans people’s human rights.

🔗 Read more on tgeu.org/spanish-policy-makers-say-no-to-trans-rights/
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5 months ago
Michelle Emson

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