Culture & Equality thought leader

Award-winning speaker Globally recognised thought leader Culture and equality expert

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. 

Whether you’re trying to motivate your leadership teams or foster greater understanding of how all employees can put equality into and create a culture of inclusion, Michelle will not only inspire your audience to change, but also explain how they can do this.


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Global Expert

Michelle is a globally recognised, award-winning expert in the DEI field.


Latest DEI Research and Leading Practice

Michelle has 5 degrees, and over 10 years studying inequality – she reveals insights that every workplace needs.



Michelle’s passion, energy and expertise are the power behind her events, as she takes difficult topics and breaks them down into easily applied actions.



Michelle’s expertise covers all things culture and equality, as such she can custom-design virtual events that keep any audience engaged and focused.


Tools and takeaways

Your audience will be energised, motivated, and empowered to put equality into action using the tools and resources Michelle shares.

That's not all...

As an expert in organisational culture, equity and equality Michelle helps audiences understand how inequality works and what they can do to tackle it.

Michelle’s passion, energy and expertise are the power behind her custom-designed virtual events that keep any audience engaged and focused.

Michelle delivers the awareness and understanding needed to take action! Audiences consistently rate Michelle a five-star experience and “the highlight” of any event.

Michelle’s favourite part of any event is the audience Q&A. Personal questions straight from the audience provide a customised experience for your events.

Michelle provides audiences with compelling masterclasses that will challenge and teach leaders, DEI professionals, and employees to build workplaces that work for everyone!

Michelle provides bespoke, in-depth strategy engagement sessions for boards and executive committees where she unpacks the latest practices and research to inform any DEI strategy.


Michelle is represented by the London Speaker Bureau.

For a list of topics Michelle can speak to and to request more information please click here.

See the truth behind what’s holding women back at work

Women are told that if they want to succeed at work, they need to fix themselves. Lean in, don’t lean out. Be a fighter and a rule-breaker to be a #Girlboss. Stop being nice and start acting like a man.

But now Michelle King – gender equality expert and Head of The Global Innovation Coalition for Change at UN Women – is calling BS on books and programs that tell women they need to change to be successful. She has seen over and over again, through her partnerships with major Fortune 500 companies like HP, SAP, and General Electric and her work with women nationwide, that the tired advice of fixing women isn’t fixing anything. The truth is that workplaces are gendered – they were designed by men for men – and unless you’re Don Draper, there are hidden barriers in place that are holding you back.

Award winning...

2020 Axiom Business Book Awards: Silver medal

2020 Non-Obvious Book Award: Longlist Selection

Porchlight: #1 Business Bestseller December 2020

Based on King’s more than 16 years of research and exclusive interviews with major companies and thought leaders, THE FIX: Overcome the Invisible Barriers that are Holding Women Back at Work reveals the truth behind what’s holding women back at work and provides a clear roadmap for women to navigate the flawed workplace to find success on their own terms. King’s research reveals that the one thing holding women back above all else is gender denial. By denying gender inequality, we’re preventing women and minorities from getting to that corner office.

In this book, King reveals the hidden factors that women encounter at work every day, but don’t even see. Because of ingrained gender stereotypes, women who speak up or assert themselves are seen as pushy. Women who ask for a pay raise are difficult. Women who spend hours networking don’t get the same career benefits as men do. Unlike men, women cannot just go to work, do their jobs and expect to advance. Fixing women isn’t the answer – women aren’t broken. Women are capable, innovative, team players, and exceptional leaders. Women deserve workplaces that support, enable and encourage them to succeed.

By elucidating the hidden barriers that are holding women back at all stages of their career, THE FIX: Overcome the Invisible Barriers that are Holding Women Back at Work provides women – and male allies – with a clear set of take-aways to thrive despite the inherently gendered workplace, and a plan to bring about change from within.

Gender equality is not about women, and it is not about men – it is about making workplaces work for everyone. Together, we can fix work, not women.

Latest articles...


Know the Barriers Women and Minorities Face at Work, Says Inclusion Expert

The Economist

Women still face barriers in the workplace

Business Insider

Office politics work only for men. To fix things, let's all start 'spending our privilege' in smarter ways

The Times

Michelle King: Lean in? No, Sheryl Sandberg is sexist


We can’t fix inequality if we don't see it

Nobl Academy

Equality & Resilience: Making the Workplace Work for Everyone

CNN Business

Women are better leaders. The pandemic proves it


Director of Inclusion for Netflix Michelle King releases the book The Fix

Working mother

The Pandemic is the Perfect Time for Men to Embrace 'Breadsharing' Instead of Breadwinning

Fast Company

The truth behind the 'performance tax' women pay at work


Not getting ahead at work? It's not YOU - It's men! claims the Netflix executive

Thrive Global

Managers Can Overcome Invisible Barriers With This Simple Trick