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Katie delivered an engaging, insightful and educational talk as part of our Pride month events. Her honesty and willingness to answer any questions really helped us to open a useful and positive discussion about trans inclusion. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommended her to anyone looking for a speaker.

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Emma Cann
Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Lendlease

We booked Katie to run two Trans Day of Visibility workshops for Virgin Media belonging networks. She was engaging, hilarious and amazing. Every bit of feedback we received from those who attended was beyond positive. I personally have never laughed and learnt so much in one hour! 

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Chloe Rainford
Mobile Trading & Online Sales Graduate at Virgin Media O2

Katie gave a trans awareness talk to our HR group recently, and I am genuinely blown away by how impactful, engaging, accessible and funny she managed to make the talk.   It really was wonderfully presented, she had a great informal and engaging style, and Katie’s openness about her story and her experiences really enabled the group to feel relaxed and comfortable to share their own experiences and ask any questions.  Katie is a fantastic presenter with an amazing story to tell, and I genuinely haven’t laughed so much in a session full of HR people in all of my career!  Thank you so much Katie: I hope we get to work together again soon!

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Michelle Hartley
Human Resources Director, Barrow & Parker HR Consultancy

Katie spoke during Softcat’s Pride Month around the trans experience and how to be a better ally. Despite some technical difficulties on our side, Katie was personable, perspicuous and humorous, which culminated in a great educational experience for the attendees. I would definitely recommend Katie for similar events and will be looking to have Katie speak at Softcat in the future.

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Simon Harrison
Commercial Solicitor at Softcat plc

Katie beings warmth, honesty and humour to any audience and is an absolute stalwart in driving inclusive and equitable conversation. I was delighted to have her agree to speak with Bought By Many / Many Pets and her approach was informative and accessible, and never preachy. I’d have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to any business or group wanting to understand more about trans awareness. She’s superb and definitely someone who can help businesses (and the world!) become more accepting and championing for trans rights. Highly recommended!

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Jennifer Gabrielle-Chapman
Head of Talent Acquisition at Brought by Many

Katie delivered a fantastic session for the LGBTQ+ Staff Network at the University of Hertfordshire, as part of our Pride Month celebrations. Those that came to the event were all incredibly moved by Katie’s story and we were left with so much to think about and do. Her top tips on supporting trans people were incredibly useful, even for those of us in the community who think we are doing what we can. I took away so much from the event and recommend any of Katie’s talks to those, especially in the workplace.

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Dr Christopher Lloyd
Senior Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire

Katie spoke at a University of Hertfordshire event. She was insightful, witty, and intelligent. I learnt a lot from her personal story and she was incredibly open and willing to answer questions. I would recommend Katie for any trans inclusive and understanding training.

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Jo Baker
University of Hertfordshire

A colleague and myself joined one of The Happiness Index’s webinars on “How to create a safe space for the Trans community” where Katie was on the panel. We enjoyed her inspiring talk and delivery of it so much that we booked her in to speak at Made Tech a few weeks later. Katie’s story about her journey and ways of educating and encouraging more people to become/be even better allies was so great. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to educate themselves or others on this journey, and how to be a supportive ally.

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Vikki Gill
People & Culture Manager at Made Tech

Katie held a session with Stonewater, talking about “What it’s like to be transgender? “ and “Tips for being a Trans ally”.  Katie’s talk was inspiring, educational and entertaining.  She was engaging, honest and her use of humour in her story telling really enabled her to connect well with the audience.  The practical tips she gave on how to be a trans ally and also what companies can do to ensure their workforce is trans-inclusive were so helpful and I know that everyone who attended the session felt more informed and better equipped to support colleagues, customers, friends and family members going forward.

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Maria Hathaway
Financial Controller - Business Partnering, Stonewater

Completely inspiring, educational and empowering!! The best webinar of the year (and during lockdown their were a lot of webinars).
Thank you Katie.

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Shelby King
Human Resources Manager at The Bristol, Doyle Collection
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Katie Neeves

Trans Ambassador
I am a woman on a mission! But not just any woman and not just any mission…

Being an openly transgender woman and a trans ambassador, I am on a mission to not only show that it’s OK to be trans, but it’s actually cool to be trans too!

Through my media appearances, public speaking engagements, blog, vlog, social media, trans awareness training courses and via support groups, my aim is to reach out to trans people who may be struggling with their gender identity, to reassure them and to lead by example. I want to help educate the general public too. The more people who are educated about trans issues, the greater the acceptance and the easier it will be for trans people to live their lives in peace. Most bigotry and prejudice comes from ignorance and fear of the unknown. Education can and does save lives.

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