Episode 39

Recruiting and Retaining LGBTQ+ Folks with Matthew French

About the episode
In this episode of Reimagining Company Culture, we’re chatting with Matthew French, Founder of Awesomely Authentic and Assistant Director for Employer Relations at UNC Charlotte. Matthew has ten years of experience working with the LGBTQ+ community, eight years of professional career coaching, and has had his work highlighted in national career development associations, CNN Business, LGBTQ+ non-profits, and more!
About the guest
Matthew French (They/He) is the Founder and ‘90s-nostalgic brain behind Awesomely Authentic, a career-coaching, and inclusion organization that focuses on the unique experiences of LGBTQ+ people as they navigate the milestones of choosing a college to attend or searching for that perfect job and internship. Awesomely Authentic also offers a variety of edu-tainment options to help guide your company towards LGBTQ+ inclusive! With ten years of experience working with the LGBTQ+ community, eight years of professional career coaching, and a love of the ‘90s, he has blended all of these aspects together to create an authentically high-energy tailored experience for his presentations. His work has been highlighted in national career development associations, CNN Business, LGBTQ+ non-profits, and more! Matthew currently works and resides in Charlotte, North Carolina where he works as the Assistant Director for Employer Relations at UNC Charlotte to connect Employers with UNCC students and alumni. Prior to UNCC, he was a Career Counselor and Employer Liaison at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. He also served as a graduate assistant at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia all while he was the Internship Coordinator and Liaison for OUT for Work. Matthew has a Master of Arts degree in Lifespan and Digital Communication, and a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Old Dominion University.
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