Melissa Griffiths

Transgender authority & advocate, consultant, inspirational speaker, media commentator, MC & thought leader

I am a transgender authority who lives in Melbourne. I was brought up in Auckland and have lived in Melbourne since 1999. I recently transitioned from male to female in 2015. I am an also advocate, consultant, Mistress of Ceremonies (MC) and keynote/inspirational speaker.

I was a board director of Elder Rights Advocacy Victoria and JustSociale a Sydney based Non-Profit Organisation.

I was a finalist in the 2019 Australian LGBTI awards in the Hero Category and received an Australia Day Achievement Award in 2019. I also received the Rex Karmaveer Global Chakra Award instituted by ICONGO & from India in 2019.

I was a finalist for Agenda Setter of the year in the 2018 Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards. I was also a finalist for 2017 Victorian LGBTI Person of the year award. 

I have raised a lot of awareness around how to make the workplace more inclusive for transgender people.  I have also managed to get a gender identity policy introduced at the Brisbane Racing Club, Melbourne Racing Club and Victoria Racing Club.

I am an Ambassador for Flutterbys in the UK and Global Goodwill Ambassador (GGA) – LinkedIn. I was Ambassador for Ygap’s 2017 Polished Man campaign. In 2017 I featured on Channel 10’s popular morning show Studio 10 as well as previously speaking on radio in USA. I have also spoken on Joy 94.9 FM’s Saturday Magazine program and ABC News.

See to learn more about the wide range of events I have spoken at.

I am interested in Keynote Speaking, being an MC at events and part of panels for events and am able to talk about the following:
- Belonging and the Power of Connection
- Bullying, Harassment, Intimidation and Sexual Harassment
- Confidence and Communication
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Effective Advocacy – How to be an effective advocate
- Gender Identity
- How be more more inclusive
- Leadership and my leadership journey/story
- LGBTQIA+ issues/rights
- Overcoming challenges
- Organisational Gender Diversity Policy
- Social Media – The importance and value of it in a modern world
- Transgender from all Angles – My story and tips for employers re: person transitioning in the workplace.

Melissa Griffith’s website:
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- Awesome Melissa Griffiths Blog Page:
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