Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event!
In this online CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event, Fran Benjamin (he/she/they) and Monique Cadle (she/her) of Good Works Consulting host a conversation on gender, diversity and queerness, and their relationship to art, business, spirituality – and to their lives. Fran, a queer, nonbinary, Jewish drag queen and consultant and Mo, a queer, first generation, Black woman, athlete and consultant hope you’ll join them for a little kiki that opens hearts and breaks molds.
For the last 13 years, Monique has helped people and organizations thrive through her work in management consulting, people operations, as well as non-profit management across sectors and industries. It’s Monique’s belief that without cultivating genuine honesty, respect, and understanding, individuals and organizations limit their potential. She proudly occupies space as a first generation, queer Black woman and has made it her life’s work to advocate, establish, and grow inclusive environments. She is called to the work of building connection and breakthroughs across disparate groups.
Fran has navigated the executive ranks as a non-binary queer person and utilizes this unique experience, combined with leading-edge research and practical industry expertise, to advise clients to successfully traverse the complexities of equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging throughout their organizations. As a white person, Fran is committed to the work of antiracism while challenging and troubling her own position of power and privilege. In the midst of their corporate career, Fran also spent time in the Middle East working in conflict resolution, peace, and reconciliation—an experience that still informs his approach to inclusive leadership and human interaction. When not advising and consulting, Fran spends time exploring the Bay Area with their rabbi husband and daughter, or by bringing beauty to the world as a performer, vocalist, and visual artist.