Katie Neeves (She/Her)
Katie Neeves is a woman on a mission - but not just any woman and not just any mission! She came out publicly as being transgender after living for 48 years as a man, risking her livelihood and reputation as a top UK photographer in the process. Katie formed Cool2BTrans to support and inspire other trans people and also to educate everyone else on trans issues by showing them that trans people are just ordinary people who want to be happy - just like everyone else. She helps organisations with diversity and inclusion by providing trans awareness training in an entertaining way by using humour to break down barriers. Recent participants of Katie's sessions said it was "a masterclass in storytelling!" and "the most interesting webinar so far and definitely the funniest". Katie appears regularly in the media and she is on both ITV's and the BBC's lists of experts. Also, she was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in 2021.