TransCanWork

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MISSION:  TO PROMOTE CALIFORNIA AS A TRULY TRANSGENDER POSITIVE WORKPLACE AND CREATE A MODEL FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY

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ABOUT TransCanWork
From good to great
California's transgender community is an untapped pool of talented and motivated workers that can make a good business even better. Yet it remains one of the groups most discriminated against in the workplace.We will show businesses that inclusion of the TGNC communities translates into better staffing, retention, bigger profits and combat lawsuits.
TransCanWork is dedicated to helping businesses & the trans community achieve higher levels of success through our workshops and Transgender-Inclusivity trainings. 

Our mission is to promote California as a “truly transgender positive workplace” and create a model for the remainder of the country.  
We promote transgender inclusion in multiple ways: 
  • Diversity & Inclusion trainings
  • Jobs Boards with positions in welcoming spaces
  • Job Readiness Quickshops for job seekers
  • Working with government to promote inclusion
  • Working with school systems to teach and promote inclusion
  • Speaking at events to demystify
TEAM TransCanWork
MICHAELA is a transgender activist, professional speaker and corporate CEO with over 40 years of entrepreneurial leadership experience. 

Her leadership and advocacy for trans women in the workplace has positioned her as the "go to" representative of the Transgender Community for major news organizations all over the country, and an in‐demand speaker all over California.

She is the CEO of Pollo West Corp, one of the largest franchises for El Pollo Loco, Co-Chair of the Trevor Project, on the California Workforce Development Board and a Founding Committee Member of #ResistMarch
MICHAELA MENDELSOHN
FOUNDER
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JEANIE 
YOU
JEANIE is a Social Justice Activist, Business and Social Enterprise Consultant, Sustainability Specialist and Digital Media Expert. She has been awarded accolades as an expert business efficiency consultant for startups to Fortune 300 companies.

She is the CEO of All For You Productions Digital Media Haus, CFO of Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Board Member of Born To Act Players, Advisory Board Member of Infinite Flow, Founding Committee Member of #ResistMarch, Advisor/Producer/Speaker of TEDxLA Beyond the Label. 
VP MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
"If you want to see real change, stay persistent in educating humanity on how similar we all are rather than different.
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As a Latina Transgender immigrant, DRIAN has witnessed firsthand the effects of unemployment discrimination, underemployment, and bigotry that many transgender people endure.  In 2005, Juarez became active in the West Hollywood Transgender Taskforce, which ultimately became the West Hollywood Transgender Advisory Board and was the first government-recognized board in the nation to advise a city council on transgender issues.  Her work spans various organizations including  the Transgender Service Provider Network, the Transgender Law Center’s Transgender Economic Development Initiative, and Transgender Leadership Council.
  
DRIAN
JUAREZ
PRESENTOR & ADVISOR
SCOTT is one of the top speakers in the country on transgender issues, with fifteen years’ experience in educational and corporate advocacy. His TED Talk, “Ending Gender” is used by Bank of America, The British Council, and the Pride Foundation (among many others) as a training tool. He is also an actor, of course, the first trans actor on Daytime TV, on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful, and was named a Trans Influencer of Hollywood by OUT. Please find him @turnerschofield on social media to keep evolving the conversation of gender and trans rights exciting. 
SCOTT
TURNER SCHOFIELD
PRESENTOR
​& ADVISOR
ASHLEE is an activist, writer, journalist, and former Editor in Chief of Wear Your Voice Magazine. She is the first transgender person to be appointed Editor in Chief of a publication. 

Ashlee Marie has been featured by various media including Rolling Stones, Billboard, Fortune, NBC, Allure, BuzzFeed, NowThis, HuffPo, Vice, The Daily Dot, Mic, Upworthy, The Advocate/OUT Magazine(s), and PopSugar.
ASHLEE MARIE
PRESTON
PRESENTOR
​& ADVISOR
REX is a Southern California native with a deep passion for social justice & advocacy work. Having worked with LGBTQI, immigrant, and survivor advocacy organizations across the US, they have a history of advocating for people from diverse backgrounds.

Rex is also musician and continues pursuing their interest in community based music therapy programs. Rex identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.
REX
WILDE
PRESENTOR
​& ADVISOR
TransCanWork ADVISORY BOARD
  1. Abbe Land
    Phillips@mail.com
    Lead Advisor
    Events Committee
  2. Barbara Jacobson
    Phillips@mail.com
    Events Committee
  3. Alan Uphold
    Phillips@mail.com
    Events Committee
  4. Ashlee Marie Preston
    Phillips@mail.com
    Events Committee
  5. Jason Roundy
    Phillips@mail.com
    Events Committee
  6. Dena Williams
    Phillips@mail.com
    Advisor
  7. Chloe Hollett Billingsley
    Phillips@mail.com
    Advisor
  8. Scott Turner Schofield
    Phillips@mail.com
    Advisor
  9. Jennifer Thompson
    Phillips@mail.com
    Education Committee
  10. James Wen
    Phillips@mail.com
    Advisor
  11. Allison Vankuiken
    Phillips@mail.com
    Advisor
  12. Michael Pusnik
    Phillips@mail.com
    Events Committee
  13. Isabel Omero
    Phillips@mail.com
    Advisor
  14. Drian Juarez
    Phillips@mail.com
    Advisor
  15. Dr Marylin Lawrence
    Phillips@mail.com
    Education Committee Lead
  16. Rex Wilde
    Phillips@mail.com
    Education Committee

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