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Diversity & Inclusion Speaker's Bureau

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Michael Fosberg
Actor, Author, Activist

Chicago native Michael Fosberg has been working to create a national dialogue on race and identity since 2001 when he launched his one-man autobiographical play Incognito. The author-activist has used his unique presentation, along with engaging interactive training sessions and speeches, to embrace diversity in an effort to change corporate and organization cultures.

He has facilitated meaningful conversations at educational institutions, corporations, government agencies and military bases and has been a frequent guest in the media speaking as an expert on race and identity issues. His highly praised memoir; Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race and Self Discovery was published in 2011 and he is currently writing about his efforts to provoke conversations about race & identity over the past ten years.

His work with organizations such as United Way Worldwide, Walgreens, Wells Fargo, The Boeing Company and others, is reshaping the way organizations converse about race, identity, and diversity.

Discussion Topics

  • Race & Identity: what role in the workplace?
  • Opening our eyes and minds to unconscious bias.
  • Cultural Competency: where do we start?
  • Language, code-switching, and freedom of speech.
  • How to navigate race & stereotypes.
  • Getting comfortable being uncomfortable.


  • Keynote "presentations" & speeches
  • Interactive workshops & training sessions
  • Dialogue facilitation

"Incognito was the top presentation of the day.  Partners are still talking about his play a month later and it has continued the dialogue of just how important diversity and inclusion really is."

Diversity Manager, H.E.B. Grocers


"Your play, life, energy and comments stand emblematic of our need for conversation and exploration of the human mind and soul!  Your story is a message that needs to be shared far and wide."

Director of Education & Training, Mayo Clinic

"The feedback I have received across the board has been nothing but fantastic!  In fact, many staff and community members praised the originality of diversity training provided through real life issues of race, identity, gender, age and biases beautifully displayed throughout your performance."

Community Resources Coordinator, City of Chandler Arizona


"Michael Fosberg brought a fresh perspective to a topic that I thought I had heard it all!"

Attendee, Wells Fargo Diverse Mentoring Conference