Michelle Horlbogen, Founder of The Gentlewoman Boss, is on a mission to foster civility, respect, and integrity in the boardroom and beyond.
Two days after reporting ethical concerns to her employer, Michelle was fired. Six months later she launched her website and podcast as a platform for whistleblowers and targets of workplace abuse and retaliation. As a writer, podcast host, instructor and speaker, Michelle helps people who have been targeted find their voice by leading with transparency about her own experience, mentoring, writing, and sharing empowering content about workplace abuse and board accountability, as well as speaking publicly on the topic.
In the Spring of 2021, Michelle launched "The Gentlewoman Boss Academy” for high school & college graduates, as well as for stay-at-home parents, who are entering or re-entering the public workforce for the very first time, or after a long hiatus. Her goal is to equip her students with the tools they need to to be prepared for the complexities & dynamics of the real-world workplace, to successfully navigate the post-pandemic workplace, and bring with them the professionalism, strong work ethic, teamwork, communication, and soft skills that are in high demand by employers today.
Michelle, in addition to being an autodidact, also has an obsession with vintage clothing and fashion and sells what doesn’t fit on her website, The Red Velvet Shoe Vintage.
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