Katlego K Kolanyane-Kesupile Katlego K Kolanyane-Kesupile

Director at Kat Kai Kol-Kes International

Kat Kai Kol-Kes International

Katlego Kolanyane-Kesupile is Botswana-born Transgender Activist, a TED fellow, Founder and Creative Director of the Queer Shorts Showcase Festival (Botswana), a graduate of the Young African Leadership Initiative and a member of the Mellon Mays Fellows Professional Network. Katlego has served as a curator of the Gaborone Hub of the World Economic Forum. She is a writer, artist, educator, performer, director, producer, public Intellectual, and a human rights activist.

Katlego has managed to create a world of influence which touches on corporate, creative, non-governmental/non-profit, and education industries. As a groundbreaking ARTivist, she uses various art forms for human rights activism and advocacy, bridging the gaps created by jargon and societal insecurities.

An author of several articles on LGBTQI+ rights in Africa. Awarded with #100Women Honouree - Art, "Best Of Botswana" Artist (2013/14), 2015 CACE Africa Writivist , 2015 Chevrolet African Feather of the Year Award Nominee, 2016 Queen's Young Leaders Awards Highly Commended Runner-Up.

Katlego is a graduate of Sociology at Goldsmiths University of London, UK, with an MA in Human Rights, Culture, and Social Justice, as well as of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, with an Honours degree in Dramatic Arts. She was a 2016/17 Chevening Scholar.

Takes part in

Sep, 4 12:30 PM CEST
Stage 1

Transgender Inclusion Into an Unfriendly Corporate World

The talk with our speaker will be focused on what management teams can do to improve their non-discrimination policies, develop infrastructure, provide training and improve medical insurances, all while ensuringe everyone has a right to privacy and confidentiality.

Katlego K Kolanyane-Kesupile Director at Kat Kai Kol-Kes International
Kostiantyn Gridin Organizer at Global Inclusion Online Forum