I have extensive experience as an award-winning speaker, consultant, facilitator, and host. I offer a unique perspective, having experienced leadership from both male and female perspectives. I specialize in helping organizations navigate complex issues at the intersection of human rights, sexuality, gender, and privilege. My goal is to assist organizations in creating intentional cultures where everyone feels like they belong.
My What, How, and Why
> Helping organisations solve diversity challenges through my unique lens of one leader with two genders of experience is my What.
> Using Acceptance without Understanding™ is my How.
> Creating safe spaces where people feel they belong is my Why!
My decision to come out during the peak of my corporate career as a member of the C Suite has been a significant and challenging experience. Along with the valuable insights gained from my decades of experience as a senior executive and board leader, I have also accumulated a wealth of wisdom since my shift towards creating safe spaces for individuals in 2017. It is my hope that others can benefit from this knowledge and use it to establish a secure environment within their organisations.
Global Speaking Experience
I have been called “an amazing lecturer and teacher for those in hearing distance.” I share knowledge through stories with vulnerability and a passion that connects with audiences on every level. I am well-spoken and publicised in the media and have presented at 400+ events in 30+ countries, both online and in person.
I can Help You!
By leveraging my broad skill sets and experiences, I consult with corporate clients on challenges and opportunities using my unique lens, including:
- Gender-related education and workshops
- Create awareness of privilege
- Developing intentional cultures
- Policy language reviews
- Organisational system and process reviews
- Developing an inclusive strategy
- Facilitating diversity-related workshops and discussions
- Transgender experiences in life and work
I have been part of many boards, including as a founding member numerous times. I have served as National Board Chair for Women’s March Canada, a feminist organisation. I was the Board President for Rainbow Resource Centre in Winnipeg, Canada. I am a Board Member of the International LGBTIQ organisation and UN Secretariat Outright International based in New York City.
2020 Yahoo! finance & Involve Leading 100 LGBT+ Executives
2019 Finalist CIO of the Year by Women in IT Awards
2016, 2017, 2018 Financial Posts & Involve Leading 100 LGBT+ Executives
2016 One of the 20 Most Influential CIOs by CXO Talk