Cecilia GentiliCecilia Gentili

Principal at Transgender Equity Consulting

Transgender Equity Consulting

Cecilia Gentili is the founder, principal and owner of Transgender Equity Consulting.

Originally from Argentina, Cecilia found her passion for advocacy and community service when she started working as an intern at the LGBT Community Center in New York City. She served on the staff of Apicha Community Health Center between 2012 to 2016, where she managed the Transgender Health Program. She then served as the Director of Policy at GMHC, the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy.

Cecilia is also contributor to Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community, and a board member for Stonewall Community fund and The New Pride Agenda. Throughout her career, Cecilia has trained more than 5,000 individuals on a range of issues that include LGBTQ inclusion, immigration, drug use, sexual health, trans sensitivity, and intersectionality. She has worked with city, state and federal governments, non and for-profit organizations, helping organizations bring about lasting and meaningful change.

For fun, she loves performing at storytelling and stand-up comedy events where she talks about her life experiences as a Latina transgender woman. She played the role of Ms. Orlando on the acclaimed television series POSE, a drama on FX that follows the live of TGNCIQ New Yorkers in the ball room scene of the 1980s. Cecilia has been a tremendous inspiration to our translatinx members and our TGNCIQ Justice organizing committees. She has helped us elevate the fight to decriminalize the sex trades in New York, to fight for undocu-trans communities; access to legal representation that is culturally competent, and to push for essential services in NYC that center Trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming and queer communities.

Takes part in

Sep, 4 9:00 PM CEST
Stage 2
Panel Discussion

Ensuring a Safe and Inclusive Work Environment for LGBT+ Employees

  • How to exercise a wider role of business in driving LGBT+ equity
  • How to create an inclusive culture in relation to gender identity
  • How to take a local LGBT+ strategy and realize it globally
  • How to develop an intersectional approach in your business
  • How to engage with allies, mentors, and LGBT+ networks
Cecilia Gentili Principal at Transgender Equity Consulting
Filipe Roloff Global Diversity & Inclusion Lead for Lifetime Customer Experience at SAP and Co-founder & Lead of Pride Connection Brasil
Jennifer Brown Founder & CEO at Jennifer Brown Consulting, Author of Inclusion (2016) and How To Be An Inclusive Leader (2019)
Alvine Trémoulet Inclusion Lead Europe at Pfizer
Michael Bach Founder and CEO of The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
Keri Le Page Inclusion & Diversity Partner at IBM Australia/New Zealand