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Michelle T. Johnson

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Location of Speaker: Kansas City, Mo.
Fees: $2,000 - $5,000

  • After Dinner
  • Keynote
  • Panel
  • Consultant - Project
  • Consultant - Process
  • Diversity
  • Employment Law Issues
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Career Focus
  • Corporate Culture
Speech Titles

  • Managing Up as Well as Down
  • Workplace Karma – How Managers Can Do Right to Do Well
  • How to Talk about Race at Work
  • Cultural Understanding – It’s the Little Things
  • Dealing With Difference
About This Speaker:

Michelle T. Johnson, author of “Working While Black: The Black Person’s Guide to Success in the White Work Place” published January 2004 by Chicago Review Press.

Articles: “The Car Wreck You Can Stop” published in the December 2003 issue of Workforce Magazine

“We’ve All Had A Boss Like The Donald” on Black Men In America April 2004 website

Michelle T. Johnson -

Interviewed by newspaper and local radio and television media in Kansas City, St. Louis, Detroit, Philadelphia and Los Angeles on diversity issues

"This book examines in an insightful way a delicate and difficult issue the triumph and tragedies of black upward mobility. Don't miss it!" -
Cornel West,
Author of Race Matters

"I believe all employers should read Working While Black so they might learn how to work more effectively with African American employees. If employers used that knowledge and responded in a meaningful way, the workplace would be much more productive and healthier for all employees." -

Kirk P. Perucca,
President/CEO, Project Equality, Inc.

"Ms. Johnson's book is well written and full of thought provoking insights. I wish I had this book when I was starting off my career. It should be required reading for every black person entering the work place." -

President, Pitney Bowes Global Credit Services

Michelle T. Johnson's Clients Include:

Executive Director of Project Equality

President of EEO Networks

Director of Affirmative Action of American Friends Service Committee

CEO of Corporate Integrity

Former president of Kansas City Chapter of National Black MBA Association

Recent Speaking and Journalism Engagements:

"Black Out: The Black Person's Guide to Redefining A Career Path Outside of Corporate America" debuts March 2007, published by Amber Communications Group

Selected by the Kansas City Star to be one of 10 guests columnists to write periodically in 2007

Guest speaker at SMU campus in Dallas, Texas in conjunction with the Office of Diversity on April 5, 2007

Panelist at the 30th Annual Black Studies Conference at Olive Harvey College in Chicago, Ill. on April 22, 2007

Michelle T. Johnson's Degrees and Certifications:

Doctorate of Law, University of Missouri-Columbia, May 1995

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, University of Kansas, December 1986

Civil Mediation Certification, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law’s Center for Dispute Resolution, June 2003

Licensed to practice law in Missouri and Kansas


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