As a diversity, equity, and inclusion strategist, Michelle inspires and equips organizational leaders from a vast array of industry sectors to think inclusively, manage with empathy, and lead with intention and purpose. As an innovative facilitator, she designs and executes high-impact, data-driven training programs, partners with clients to implement initiatives that sustain learning and foster inclusion, and curates experiences that increase inclusive behaviors, attitudes, and practices.
Prior to her work as a diversity, equity, and inclusion strategist, Michelle was a highly successful media, sports, and entertainment management defense employment lawyer. She represented Fortune 500 and professional sports organizations in high profile race, gender, LGBTQ+, disability discrimination, pay equity, and sexual harassment litigation. She leverages her extensive strategic and diverse legal background as a trusted thought leader, executive coach, mediator, and facilitator. Michelle has made it her mission to make workplaces more equitable and inclusive, and is committed to leveraging her talents to help companies thrive by developing fearless, collaborative environments.