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Author of The Queens’ English, The Dictionary for LGBTQIA+ Lingo and Colloquial Phrases
Chloe O. Davis is a Broadway performer and debut author who works in the entertainment industry in New York. A graduate of Hampton University and Temple University, she has centered her creative platform on amplifying the narratives of Black culture and heightening the awareness of the LGBTQIA+ community. She also leads important DEI discussions for organizations and corporations, like Apple, VMLY&R, Coqual and the University of Kansas Medical Center. Read More >
Davis’s work as a dancer, actor and creative has allowed her to travel to all 50 states and internationally. In addition to performing at premier theaters across the country, such as New York City Center, the Apollo Theater, The Kennedy Center, The Muny and the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, she has appeared on PBS’ Great Performances at the Met: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert on NBC, and Southern Landscape performed by the Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO!).
In tandem with performing, Davis spent 15 years researching, writing and creating The Queens’ English, The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases (Clarkson Potter/Penguin Random House, 2021). She believes this dictionary is a starting point for important conversations around inclusivity, sexuality, gender expression and identity. Her work has been featured on BBC, The Wendy Williams Show and was a Barnes and Noble Pride Book Pick. Read Less ^
No matter what type of company or organization, there’s always room for improvement. And one of the best ways to move ahead is by celebrating the differences in our identities. It allows individuals to feel respected and valued, and everyone benefits. Chloe O. Davis will show you how to make the most of our beautiful differences, foster engagement and help your organization and your people thrive. Read More >
Davis customizes her content for specific audiences, including:
Business: Study after study has shown that workplaces—no matter the industry—that are diverse, equitable and inclusive are gaining an edge over their competition. Organizations where everyone is on an equal plane attract top talent, stay relevant and build amazing cultures with teams and leaders who are more creative, productive and loyal. In this talk, Chloe explains how to:
Healthcare: DEI in healthcare organizations is essential for workplace retention and recruitment and the best patient care, as well as building a culture where everyone thrives, feels respected and valued. In this talk, Davis explains how to:
HR/Management: In today’s business world, companies that have a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion have a much better track record of retaining and recruiting employees, along with improved engagement, productivity and creativity. In this talk, Davis explains how to:
Technology Innovators: In the tech industry, staying relevant is everything. And one of the best ways to do this, as well as staying competitive in the talent market, is to be inclusive—where everyone is welcome and are given a chance to succeed. In this talk, Davis will share why DEI is so critical to your success and how you can improve it at your company. She explains how to:
Educators: As an educator, how do you create a more inclusive environment at your school, so all students are uplifted and can thrive? In this talk, Davis shares the power of DEI and how important it is for each student to be proud of their true identity. Davis shows you how to: Read Less ^
If there is one thing Chloe O. Davis learned while researching and writing The Queens’ English, The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases, it’s there is nothing more powerful than the words we use. Language creates community. And the more empowering and affirming the words are, the better the community. Drawing from her book, Davis shares how we need to understand those who are different from us and how language can help us along the way. Read More >
In this keynote, she’ll show you how to: Read Less ^
The Queens’ English, Chloe O. Davis’ dictionary of LGBTQIA+ terms and phrases, is so much more than a reference guide. It was created, she says, as a resource to celebrate, affirm and bring visibility to the spectrum of human identity and to honor all the complex layers of who we are. Drawing from her book, Davis tells the story of how she created The Queens’ English, her own journey of realizing who she was and why this dictionary is so important to all of us. She shares how language shapes culture and how we can highlight and celebrate the diverse gay and queer communities, as well as understand and empower them. Read More >
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"There are few people in this world who make their life quest educating and teaching others the ways of evolution and new learnings. Some do it exceptionally well and you, Chloe O. Davis…do it exceptionally well, indeed!"
"It’s evident that Chloe's work is making an impact on such a broad range of people."
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