Jake and Hannah Graf are inspiring, compelling and engaging keynote speakers on gender, equality and diversity, with consistently superb feedback. They work tirelessly to represent the wider transgender community both in the UK and internationally, seizing every opportunity to increase acceptance and understanding.
Either together or individually, Jake and Hannah share their personal accounts and a unique perspective, demonstrating the importance of supporting trans and LGBTQ colleagues within the workplace and wider community.
Sharing useful takeaways and tips with key messaging, they are inspiring, compelling and engaging speakers who have presented keynote speeches, fireside chats and Q&A sessions on a wide variety of themes.
Both are open, honest and frank when sharing their own personal stories of life pre and post transition, providing a springboard for all manner of follow up messages and themes and engaging the audience early on. These personal accounts cover a broad range of themes including gender equality, addiction and alcoholism, mental health and relationships.
They have the unique perspective of having experienced the world across the gender spectrum and speak with wit and warmth about the trials and tribulations of growing up transgender and finding their place in the world. With their broad experiences they are able to tailor their talks to any message or theme required, with something for everyone in each of their speeches.
Hannah’s experience as a decorated Officer who transitioned within the Army perfectly places her to speak with confidence on:
All aspects of the military
Jake's background in film, acting and writing means he is equally assured when speaking on all manner of topics including:
The importance of positive representation
LGBTQ relationships and inclusion
His difficult past pre transition and overcoming his struggles with addiction and destructive behaviour patterns are particularly pertinent when demonstrating the importance of supporting trans and LGBQ colleagues within the workplace.
The Grafs have spoken at events for companies including: Warner Brothers, Herbert Smith Freehills, Stonewall Workplace Conference, Army LGBT Conference, NBC Universal, InterComms, InterMedia, InterBank, InterLaw, Pride in London Gala, BNP Paribas, Barclay's , Lloyds, Citi Bank, Allen and Overy, HSBC, BP, PWC, P&G and TTG.
At a time when there is still very little understanding of what it means to be transgender, the trans suicide rate is at an alarming 42%, and when 84% of Americans have never met a trans person, Jake and Hannah aim to dispel the myths and mysteries surrounding trans people, promoting much needed acceptance and understanding.