Vanessa Sheridan is an expert business consultant, a respected author, a highly skilled transgender inclusion/awareness trainer, an in-demand speaker on the transgender phenomenon, and a leading national voice for transgender equality and gender authenticity. She works with many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies to help them become transgender inclusive. Vanessa is currently the Director of Transgender Relations & Community Engagement for Chicago's Center on Halsted, one of the largest LGBTQ community centers in the United States. 

Vanessa is a two-time national Lambda Literary Award finalist for her pioneering books on transgender spirituality. She is also the author of the groundbreaking business book, "The Complete Guide to Transgender in The Workplace"--the first hardcover, full-length volume on this leading-edge topic ever released by a mainstream publisher. Her latest book project, currently being written, is entitled "Transgender in the Workplace: The Complete Guide to the New Authenticity for Employers and Gender Diverse Professionals."'

Vanessa is available to speak on a variety of topics, including:

  • Introducing the Transgender Phenomenon
  • Transgender in the Workplace
  • Gender Authenticity: Where We're Heading

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