Official List: Top Transgender Speakers to Hire for Transgender Awareness Week 2023
As we dive into Transgender Awareness Week 2023, we embark on a journey of inclusion and advocacy. This blog post serves as your gateway to understanding, celebrating, and supporting the transgender community, featuring the best transgender campaigners available to book from our selection of LGBT speakers.
During Transgender Awareness Week, individuals within the transgender community and their allies come together with a shared purpose: to shine a spotlight on the diverse and valuable experiences of transgender people. This week serves as a platform for education, where we open the door to understanding transgender individuals who share their unique stories and life experiences.
It's a time when we join forces to empower advocacy, addressing the pressing issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that continue to impact the transgender community. Together, we work towards a more inclusive and accepting world.
In 2023, Transgender Awareness Week occurs from November 13th to November 19th. It falls within Transgender Awareness Month, which takes place in November, and concludes the day before Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th.
Why should businesses recognise Transgender Awareness Week?
Celebrating Transgender Awareness Week is not just an act of social responsibility; it's essential for your business. First, it fosters a more inclusive workplace culture, making employees feel welcome, understood and seen. Second, it signals to customers and clients that your business values diversity, setting the standard for other organisations.
Finally, it helps businesses stay ahead of evolving legislation and societal norms regarding transgender rights, reducing the risk of bias and ignorance. Embracing Transgender Awareness Week is a win-win for both social progress and businesses.
Who are the top speakers for Transgender Awareness Week?
In our quest to promote diversity and inclusion during Transgender Awareness Week, we proudly present a lineup of remarkable speakers. These individuals, each with a poignant and inspiring journey, share a common mission: to educate, empower, and foster understanding of transgender issues in the business world and beyond.
1. Matt Ellison
Meet Matt Ellison, a remarkable speaker whose transition journey is a testament to courage and resilience. Matt's story unveils the emotional highs and lows of his transition, from the fear of revealing his true identity to the relief and joy of living authentically. He shares how embracing diversity and inclusion not only transformed his life but also positively impacted his relationships with family, friends, and students.
Matt's speeches resonate with audiences from all backgrounds, and he's been a speaker for global giants like Microsoft, Rolls Royce, and Disney. Matt's unique ability to connect with people and his expertise in legislation, social and professional transitioning, and diversity and inclusion make him the ideal choice to kick-start initiatives within your workplace. With Matt as your speaker, you'll witness a transformation in your event and your audience's understanding of transgender issues.
2. Charlie Martin
Charlie Martin is not just a professional motorsports racer; she's a trailblazer smashing stereotypes in a male-dominated industry. Charlie's firsthand experience as a transgender woman navigating both racing and life demonstrates the importance of inclusion. Her journey from the Ginetta GT5 Challenge to the German VLN Championship highlights her unyielding perseverance and love for her sport.
Charlie's speeches not only offer a thrilling spectacle but also provide valuable insights into what it takes to compete in motorsports. Her campaigns for LGBTQ+ representation and advocacy make her a speaker who inspires change. By choosing Charlie as your speaker, you'll empower your audience to break barriers, challenge stereotypes, and embrace diversity, making your Transgender Awareness Week event unforgettable.
3. Jude Guaitamacchi
Jude Guaitamacchi is a passionate advocate for trans and non-binary representation across various industries. As the first non-binary person to represent Harrods, Jude is breaking barriers and promoting equality. Their speaking engagements cover a wide range of topics, from gender identity and dysphoria to mental health, well-being, and support pathways.
Jude's ability to candidly address the challenges facing trans, non-binary, and LGBTQ+ individuals makes them an inspiring choice for your event. With a track record of speaking at prestigious institutions and as the transgender consultant for The Soho House Group, Jude is a seasoned speaker who can educate, inspire, and promote a message of inclusion. Choose Jude to be your voice for trans and non-binary joy and inclusion at your event.
4. Katie Neeves
Katie Neeves is a transgender woman who risked everything to live authentically. She founded Cool2BTrans to educate and inform about the challenges trans individuals face. Her inspirational journey, from transitioning in her 40s to becoming an advocate for trans acceptance, showcases Katie's resilience and determination.
As a popular speaker, Katie shares her personal experiences, the importance of diversity and inclusion, and actionable steps to prevent trans discrimination. Her recognition at the British Diversity Awards and Trans Community Champion Award highlights her dedication to promoting equality. When you choose Katie as your speaker, you're choosing an advocate for a more diverse workplace who can help your audience understand the importance of inclusion.
5. Joanne Lockwood
Joanne Lockwood is an inspirational transgender woman passionate about championing transgender awareness, diversity, and inclusion. As the founder and CEO of SEE Change Happen, Joanne is a recognised authority on these subjects, offering advice to both employers and employees. Her journey from realising her true identity to transitioning showcases her courage and resilience.
Joanne has the expertise to drive culture change, employee engagement, and a more inclusive workplace. Her experience as a speaker, including contributions to Channel 4's The Making of Me program, positions her as an influential advocate for equality. When you choose Joanne as your speaker, you're choosing a transformative voice for diversity and inclusion at your event, driving positive change in the workplace and beyond.
Hire Transgender Speakers for Your Event
To hire a transgender speaker for Transgender Awareness Month or Transgender Awareness Week, contact one of our dedicated booking agents on 0207 1010 553 or fill out our online contact form today.
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