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Michelle MiJung Kim

Award-Winners; Social Justice; Race and Diversity; Leadership; Business; Women’s Interest; College/University; Mind, Body, Wellness

Speaker Bio

Michelle MiJung Kim (she/her) believes “every day, we have an opportunity to choose who we want to be and live our lives in alignment with our values.” As a queer immigrant Korean American woman entrepreneur, activist, speaker, writer, and author of the book, The Wake Up: Closing the Gap Between Good Intentions and Real Change, Kim’s life work embodies her ethos. Starting her career in both the tech and management consulting industries, she witnessed the fear and insecurity experienced at the top levels of management and their inability to embrace transformational change from within so that DE&I efforts aren’t merely a “checked box.” Her experiences led her to become co-founder and CEO of Awaken, a leading provider of interactive equity and inclusion education programs, where she and her team of majority BIPOC educators have consulted hundreds of top-level organizations in the corporate, non-profit, and governmental worlds to spark meaningful, actionable, and long-lasting change for the betterment of their entire workforces.


Speaking Topics

The Wake Up: Closing the Gap Between Good Intentions and Real Change

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Anti-Racism and Dismantling White Supremacy

Asian American Activism and Coalition Building


Youth Empowerment

Courageous Leadership


Mental Health, Trauma, & Healing

In the News

By the Author

Booking Info

Michelle MiJung Kim’s speaking engagements are handled by the Hachette Speakers Bureau, a division of Hachette Book Group and an accredited member of the International Association of Speakers Bureaus. Contact us to learn more.