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Dr. Michelle King

Dr Michelle King is a globally recognised expert on inequality and organisational culture. Based on over a decade’s worth of research, Michelle believes that we need to learn how workplaces work, so we can make them 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.


About Dr. Michelle King

Michelle is a published, award-winning academic with five degrees including a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Organisational Psychology, a Master of Arts in Industrial-Organisational Psychology, a Master of Business Administration, a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism and a PhD in Management. Michelle is pursuing a post-doctoral research fellowship with Cranfield University in the United Kingdom.

Michelle has been featured in The EconomistHarvard Business Review, CNBC, CNN Business, Fortune, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Time, Business Insider, The Times, Daily Mail and LinkedIn Editors.

In addition, Michelle is an award-winning speaker, having spoken at over 500 events worldwide including conferences like the Nobel Peace Prize Conference, Ellevate Network Conference, The Massachusetts Conference for Women, Texas Conference for Women, SXSW, She Summit and the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.

Michelle regularly hosts keynotes, fireside chats or masterclasses with companies like Amazon, FIFA, Guardian, Dior, FedEx, Netflix, BNP Paribas, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and MetLife to name a few.

Michelle is the founder of The Culture Practice, a global consultancy that provides leaders with the assessment, development, and inclusion coaching needed to build cultures that value difference. In addition, Michelle is a Senior Advisor to the UN Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign, where she leads the NextGen Leadership Development Program, which enables young women to navigate and overcome the barriers to their success. Before this, Michelle was the Director of Inclusion at Netflix. Prior to that, she was the head of UN Women’s Global Innovation Coalition for Change, which includes managing over 30 private sector partnerships to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Michelle has two decades of international experience working in the private sector.

In each of her roles, Michelle lends her expertise to advance gender equality and enhance global opportunity and achievement for women. In 2022 Michelle was named LinkedIn’s Top Voice for workplace equity and was recognised as one of the Top 100 Women at Davos by Global Women’s Leadership Experts. In addition, in 2019, Women Tech Founders, a Chicago-based organisation dedicated to advancing women in the tech industry, awarded Michelle the 2019 Inspiring Innovator Award for her outstanding achievements in the sector.

To book Keynote Speaker Dr. Michelle King, contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email

Speech Topics

Dr. Michelle King’s speech topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Workplace Culture
  • Inequality
  • Finding Meaning in your work
  • Future-proofing your skills
  • Women at work

Here you can find links to books by Dr. Michelle King. For bulk book orders for your event please speak with a member of the team.

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Booking Information


"So much about the world of work-from workplace culture to our definition of success was created by men, and it's not working for women or indeed for men. And it's no surprise that women pay a disproportionately high price for their participation. That's why it (this book) is so important. it's a passionate, practical roadmap for addressing inequality and finally making our workplaces work for women."

Arianna Huffington

"Insightful and thoroughly engaging, Michelle king provides practical solutions for bringing about tangible and lasting change, as well as an impassioned argument for equity that moves beyond the current discourse on women in the workplace."

Dr Nina Ansary, Author, Scholar, and UN Women Global Champion for Innovation

"Michelle provides actions to take that do not succumb to the notion of'fixing women. Calling for accountability in what too often is a toxic environment is only as important as offering ways to bring about real change in that environment."

Meredith Walker, Founder, Amy Pochler's Smart Girls

"Michelle King candidly shares her own personal experiences and decades of research to reveal the invisible barriers women face at work. Drawing on her exposure to companies that are structured to enable only men to succeed, she suggests that our denial towards gender inequality is hurting women, and challenges the idea that women can improve their way to success. Bravely, Michelle offers the essential message that women are extraordinary as they are, and don't need fixing - workplaces do."

Tamara Mellon, OBE, Co-Founder, Jimmy Choo

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