Olympian, Transgender Activist & Author
Becoming the world’s most famous transgender woman when she revealed her true self to millions on national television, Caitlyn Jenner is an Olympic gold medalist, father of 10, best-selling author, reality TV star, and tireless champion for issues facing the LGBTQ+ community. She is passionately committed to using her celebrity to change mindsets, help us understand our changing social landscape and empower everyone to live authentic lives. In keynote speeches and moderated conversations, Caitlyn shares her personal journey with courageous honesty, candid humor and gifted storytelling. Her highly motivational talks bring a message of inclusion that transcends the LGBTQ+ community, inspiring people from all walks of life to support each other’s differences and to bring their authentic selves to their work and relationships. Only then, she asserts, can we be our best selves as employees, leaders, parents, friends and community members. Read More >
Diversity Lecture to UK Parliament
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Worldwide Web Summit
“Bruce always had to lie. He was always living that lie. Every day, he always had a secret, from morning until night. Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets.” In this no-holds-barred presentation, Caitlyn Jenner speaks candidly about her years of living a secret double life, unable to live her authentic self. From world’s greatest athlete to world’s most famous transgender woman, she takes audiences on an inspiring journey out of secrecy to self-discovery, acceptance, revelation and finally, advocacy for others. Imparting life lessons that are relevant to anyone, Caitlyn shares the philosophy she now lives by: Only by living authentically can we be the best employee, leader, parent, and person that we can be.
Since coming out as a transgender woman, Caitlyn Jenner has been a champion for shifting mindsets and a catalyst for change. Her own personal story is a sign of how our social landscape has changed. But the story is even larger than most employers imagine. UCLA’s Williams Institute estimates that there are 1.4 million transgender Americans. As trans visibility grows, is your workplace climate ready? Most of all, will it be welcoming? According to the Human Rights Campaign, 42% of transgender workers fear getting fired for disclosing who they are, another 40% report “fear for personal safety.” In this eye-opening presentation aimed at promoting equality and combatting discrimination, Caitlyn Jenner guides audiences through the newest frontier in diversity and inclusion. Sharing the stories of those she has advocated for through the Caitlyn Jenner Foundation, Caitlyn provides specific recommendations for creating inclusive, welcoming workplace cultures and environments.
According to Caitlyn Jenner, “Of the LGBTQ, ‘T’ is by far, the most misunderstood and underfunded.” As a group, it is also the most vulnerable. One in three transgender people have been homeless. Trans unemployment is three times the national rate. Their risk of suicide is ten times that of the general population. In schools, 70% of trans students say they avoid bathrooms because they feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Unfortunately, the list of statistics goes on and on. Speaking up for the “T” in LGBTQ+, Caitlyn paints a telling portrait of the state of transgender America. Based on audience interest, this talk can be tailored to emphasize specific issues, such as the challenges facing trans youth, anti-bullying, suicide prevention, mental health, healthcare, housing, unemployment and legislation.