Featured Speaker

Michelle Silverthorn

Founder & CEO

Inclusion Nation


Featured Speaker | Sunday, February 17

Michelle Silverthorn is the Founder & CEO of Inclusion Nation, a diversity education and consulting firm. Michelle founded Inclusion Nation on the belief that diversity and inclusion needs a new voice for a new generation. A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Michigan Law School, Michelle practiced for two large law firms in New York and Chicago. She then transitioned into the legal education field where she trained thousands of attorneys – in-person and online – about implicit bias, diversity and inclusion, and millennials in the workplace. She has written numerous articles on those topics, including a well-received op-ed for the Chicago Tribune on implicit bias. She is a TEDx speaker and the author of the forthcoming book, Your Organization is Not a Melting Pot: How to Recruit, Train and Lead a Diverse Workforce (Routledge Press, 2019). Michelle grew up in the Caribbean and now lives in Chicago with her husband Daniel and their two daughters.