THEY / HE
Max is an LGBTQ+ and Transgender inclusion speaker, consultant, content creator and activist. Max works with companies on their internal and external DEI and LGBTQ+ Inclusion initiatives. In addition to Transgender inclusion, Max also advises on LGBTQ+ marketing, content creation, sobriety, travel and online abuse.
Lived experience, education and conversation.
Trans In Real Life: Lived Experience with Max Siegel
An intensely personal fireside chat where Max runs us through the timeline of his transition against a backdrop of the realities of being Trans in the world today.
We’ll talk about his experiences of coming out, surgery, hormones and navigating the world as a trans person. Max will also discuss tips on being a trans ally, using pronouns and how organisations can be more trans inclusive.
LGBTQ 101: The Importance of Pride Month
This session uses a combination of history, up to the minute world events and lived experiences to give context and understanding to the existence and celebration of Pride month. We’ll explore the LGBTQ+ timeline with a lens of understanding current legal and social attitudes globally, and discuss the importance and power of corporate activism.
Max will also discuss LGBTQ+ identities, ally-ship and his own experiences as a Trans man.
How to Run Pride Marketing Campaigns Which Don’t Suck
It’s the time of year where brands start thinking about their Pride campaigns for the following year. In this session, Max will cover 5 key elements of a great LGBTQ+ pride campaign. This session will ensure that you can avoid the rainbow-washing accusations, make authentic impact and contact with the community.
I consult on LGBTQ+ and Trans inclusion in the workplace. Internally, I support ERG set ups, review language and HR documents, as well as create training guides. I also work with external teams on marketing and communications campaigns for LGBTQ+ audiences.
“They did a fantastic session for us as part of Pride Month where they shared very valuable insights from their personal experience. We got so much positive feedback from our employees about how safe and seen Max made them feel. Also about how included, they felt by us inviting Max in to share and inspire us. They are a great speaker.”
– Andrea Callender, Inclusion & Diversity Director, Alexander McQueen
“The most significant work Max has collaboratively driven with our team, was our LGBTQ+ Internal Panel, where we invited internal speakers to participate, discuss and bring awareness to this specific topic. We had not run anything like this internally in the past, and not on such an important topic. As such, we wanted to make sure we had someone that had the experience and gravitas to lead the conversation amongst our guest. With that, we invited Max to be our guest and host for the session.
Max was incredibly proactive and provided support and comfort to our internal panellists, but also went above and beyond to extend support to not just myself, but also the executive team and sponsors.”
– Natalie Ho, Global Director, Learning & Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Clarks
“Max came to the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School, on 22nd February 2023, as the invited keynote speaker for the University’s Annual LGBT History month lecture.
Max’s lecture ‘A personal story of transition’ was delivered to a packed lecture room with a wide online audience. He spoke eloquently about trans history, his own lived experiences and the specific challenges and persecution which the community is unjustly facing today, and how individuals and organisations can step up and take action to address transphobia. Max was incredibly engaging, authentic and absolutely lovely to work with, I look forward to future collaborations!”
– Laura Jones, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Saïd Business School
Max, (pronouns: They/He) is an LGBTQ+ and Transgender inclusion consultant, speaker, content creator and activist. Max works with brands and corporates on their internal and external DEI, LGBTQ+ and Transgender Inclusion initiatives. He specialises in sharing lived experiences and creating campaigns that align with his key values: representation and authenticity.
As well as speaking and consulting for a range of international companies including Deloitte, Clarks, Edelman, Alexander McQueen and Virgin Atlantic, Max is currently sharing every step of their transition on their Instagram (@theyrequeer) and LinkedIn. creating resources for the community as well as showing the world that Trans joy really does exist.
Let’s collaborate to ensure a transformative experience.