As the founder of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, Michael Bach is a nationally and internationally recognized thought leader on diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility. He is also the bestselling author of two books — with his second book launching today!
Michael has 30+ years of experience working in the area of LGBTQ2+ inclusion, and has received repeated recognition for his work, including being named one of Women of Influence’s Canadian Diversity Champions, and receiving Inspire Award’s “LGBTQ Person of the Year”, Out on Bay Street’s “Leaders to be Proud of” LGBT Advocate Workplace Award, and more.
In his first book, Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right, Michael argues that creating diverse, inclusive workplaces is not just the right thing to do ― it’s the smart thing to do. His book is a how-to guide to help organizations discover their “why”, and learn how to implement and sustain beneficial changes and measure their success.
With the release of his second book, Alphabet Soup: The Essential Guide to LGBTQ2+ Inclusion, Michael lays out a road map on how to create a truly inclusive workplace for all — regardless of sexuality, gender identity, or gender expression. As he says, what you aren’t doing about creating an LGBTQ2+ inclusive workplace is costing you more than you might think through low productivity, staff turnover, missed opportunities, and reputational damage.
Michael provides readers with a clear understanding of sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression and shows the importance of allyship in the workplace to create a safe, productive, and thriving culture for all, including employees as well as people your company serves.
As a keynote speaker, Michael shares his vast knowledge of leading practices in creating equitable workplaces in any industry.
If you’re interested in learning more about Michael and what he can bring to your next event, email us at [email protected].