Michelle Silverthorn keynote speaker

Founder & CEO of Inclusion Nation, Attorney, Best-Selling Author, Inclusion and Belonging Keynote Speaker
  • Authentic Diversity: How to Interrupt Bias and Build an Inclusive Workplace
  • From Intention to Action: Ten Actions for Allyship at Work
  • This Is How You T.H.R.I.V.E: Six Steps to Achieving Authentic Success at Work
  • What If I Say the Wrong Thing?: How to Communicate and Lead across Differences
  • WORK. LEAD. CHANGE.: How to Build an Inclusive Workplace That Works for Women
  • You Belong Here: What Everyone Should Know and Do about Imposter Syndrome
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Michelle Silverthorn is a trailblazer in the field of diversity and inclusion, advocating for new voices to be heard in an ever-changing workplace. With a wealth of experience as an organizational inclusion expert and a highly sought after global keynote speaker, Michelle has lent her expertise to Fortune 500 companies, banks, law firms, startups, Hollywood studios, universities, and non-profits. From small workshops to industry conferences, Michelle equips everyone with the necessary tools and skills to finally make real progress on inclusion.

After graduating from Princeton University and the University of Michigan Law School, Michelle worked as an attorney in New York and Chicago before founding the diversity consulting firm, Inclusion Nation. She is a TEDx speaker, developer of the Inclusion LAUNCH diversity e-learning series, and author of the best-selling book Authentic Diversity: How to Change the Workplace for Good."

Michelle now travels the world delivering over 100 speeches and workshops each year - in-person and online. Her expertise has been recognized in a variety of media outlets, including NPR, PBS, Bloomberg, the Chicago Tribune, and Fortune Magazine. Prior to Inclusion Nation, Michelle’s professional journey took her to many corners of the globe, including jobs in Trinidad and Tobago, Peru, Botswana, Kazakhstan, and Switzerland. She has experienced a wide range of cultures and lifestyles, from her childhood in the beautiful Caribbean to her current home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Through it all, Michelle has remained committed to a singular goal – building inclusive spaces where everyone can belong and succeed.



To say we were blown away by Michelle is an understatement … She brought heart, she brought truth, and she created a space for candid, raw conversation. You know her words are powerful when she moves our Chairman to tears. Our employees described the event as enlightening and sobering, invigorating and inspiring. She made employees feel seen and understood, while challenging others to uncover and confront their own bias and assumptions. Her message, although at times difficult and uncomfortable, united us as a team, challenging us to rise together to higher standard.

— Kamala Avila-Salmon, Head of Inclusive Content, Lionsgate Films

I honestly can’t recall talks that captured my attention the way your sessions did. I certainly learned a lot and came away feeling empowered for action … It was everything I wanted for the group and more …You most definitely delivered something meaningful, thoughtful, inspiring and practical.

— Kirsten Green, Founder and Managing Partner, Forerunner Ventures

Thank you for all of the guidance and services … Your help has been invaluable and I will sing your praises to all who will listen! You’ve helped me start real, actionable conversations at work that have the potential to truly change our company.”

Sibyl McCarley, VP, Human Resources | Modern Hire

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