MICHELLE KIM (she/her) is a queer immigrant Korean American woman writer, speaker, and entrepreneur challenging the status quo in tech and beyond. She is the CEO of Awaken, a leading provider of interactive equity and inclusion education programs facilitated by majority BIPOC educators, where she has consulted hundreds of organizations and top executives from Fortune 500, tech giants, nonprofits, and government agencies to spark meaningful change.
Kim has been a lifelong social justice activist, and has served on a variety of organizations such as the San Francisco LGBTQ Speakers Bureau, San Francisco Human Rights Commission’s advisory committee, LYRIC nonprofit’s board of directors, and Build Tech We Trust Coalition. Her work has appeared on world-renowned platforms such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The New York Times, and NPR, and she has been named Medium’s Top Writer in Diversity three years in a row. Kim is the author of the upcoming book, The Wake Up: Closing the Gap Between Good Intentions and Real Change (Hachette, Fall 2021). @mjmichellekim