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Guest Speaker

Michelle MiJung Kim

Co-Founder & CEO at Awaken

Michelle MiJung Kim is the Co-Founder and CEO of Awaken, a leading provider of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion education programs that go beyond just “checking the box.” Michelle believes in creating compassionate space for uncomfortable conversations in order to build resilient connections and move people beyond awareness to action.

Michelle has consulted hundreds of organizations on their diversity and inclusion strategy and education journey, working with top executives from Fortune 500 to tech giants to influence change.

Michelle is a widely recognized thought leader, keynote speaker, and writer — her work has appeared on world renowned platforms such as Forbes, The New York Times, and NPR, and she was named Medium’s Top Writer in Diversity.