Portrait of author Michelle King

Michelle King

Speaker, Author, Advocate
Michelle King is a leading global expert in gender and organizations. She is a keynote speaker, researcher, writer and advocate. Michelle has significant international experience advancing women in innovation and technology, leading global diversity and inclusion programs, and advocating for women at work.

Michelle currently leads UN Women’s Global Innovation Coalition for Change, which includes managing over 30 private sector partnerships as well as three key initiatives focused on leveraging innovation and technology to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. These include the Gender Innovation Principles, the She Innovates Global Program, and the 4Good Program in South Africa. In addition, Michelle is an advisory board member for Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign where she lends her expertise to the growth and sustainability of the movement.

As a thought leader, Michelle is the host of the weekly podcast, The Fix, which shares practical ways men and women can advance equality at work. On the show Michelle interviews a range of business leaders, advocates, and thought leaders like Abby Wambach, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zoe Saldana, Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir, Justin Baldoni, Kate Hudson, Wade Davis, and Katty Kay to name a few.

Michelle is also the author of the upcoming book, THE FIX: Overcome the Invisible Barriers that Hold Women Back at Work, which provides insights into the challenges women face at work and how to build workplaces that work for women. The book will be published by Simon & Schuster, scheduled for release in March 2020.