Speaking & Events

Bringing authenticity to the stage


Photo Credit:  Todd Wesphal

Photo Credit: Todd Wesphal

  • 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration: It’s Time to Step Up: Amplify. Empower. Innovate. Featured Speaker and Panelist with Professor Anita Hill

  • Tech Inclusion San Francisco Panelist: Trauma, Resilience, and Self-Determination: Stories of Women of Color Entrepreneurs

  • Diversity & Inclusion Keynote at Principal Scientists' Summit @ Adobe

  • "Managing Inclusively: Leading Your Team Through Volatile Times" Talk @ Marketing Nation Summit by Marketo

  • "Beyond Hashtags and Facebook Filters: Redefining Allyship" Talk @ Women in Leadership Conference by Haas School of Business

  • "Leadership in 2018: How Managers Can Lead Inclusively" Keynote @ Culture Summit

  • Navigating the Business Impacts of Social Movements: "Unpacking #MeToo" Panel @ AT&T Headquarters

  • "Getting Real About Diversity & Inclusion" Opening Keynote at PCMA REBOOT Conference

  • "Overcoming Our Fears" Interactive Keynote @ Backbone Conference

  • Empowering Women in Tech Meetup Keynote @ TrueAccord

  • Ontraport Interview with Ontraport CEO, Landon Ray

  • KOFY TV "Every Day Conversation About Race" Interview

  • UC Berkeley Lavender Graduation Commencement Speech 2011, 2017

  • UC Berkeley Women’s leadership institute Panel

  • Amnesty international's Annual General Assembly

  • CORO Social Enterprise Project Pitch Night

  • 500 Startups Lunch & Learn

  • SF Oasis for Girls

  • GSA Network YES Conference Panel Talk

“Beyond Hashtags and Facebook Filters: Redefining Allyship” Talk at Berkeley Haas School of Business Women in Leadership Conference 2018

Women's March, #Metoo, Black Lives Matter... there is an urgent need for solidarity across differences in and outside of the workplace. This timely and critical conversation led by Michelle Kim, Co-Founder and CEO of Awaken, unpacks what it means to be a thoughtful ally and how to empower yourself with allyship best practices!


Topics I Speak On

I believe in the power of story telling. For every engagement, I bring authenticity and vulnerability to connect with the audience.

  • Diversity & Inclusion

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Leadership

  • Women in tech

  • LGBTQ issues

  • Social justice activism

  • Owning Your Career / Negotiations for Women and People of Color

  • Women's empowerment

  • OKRs / business goal setting

  • ...and more!


Speech given at 2017 UC Berkeley Lavender Graduation (Video Credit: Nelson Lau)
Full Transcript: https://medium.com/@michellekim