Michael Kyle is Head of Talent and Belonging at Planet. Previously to Planet he led both Talent and D&I at Redbubble based in Melbourne, Australia. During his time in Silicon Valley and abroad Michael has seen first hand the opportunity that the tech industry has to get better faster in dismantling the systems that continue to cause inequity and a deepening wealth gap. Previous to his experience in the technology industry, Michael spent ten years at Fortune 500 financial services firms where he served as a key change maker in advancing LGBT inclusion, including adding Transgender communities to an enterprise wide non-discimination policy in 2006. He specializes in ERG leadership, community support partnerships and inclusion-based recruiting.
Michael has regularly donated his time away from work with trailblazing organizations like the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Techtonica, Code Like a Girl, and LYRIC.
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