Monday, December 13, 2021

Ash Beckham is a speaker, equality advocate and author of Step Up: How to Live with Courage and Become an Everyday Leader.

ASH BECKHAM - Known for her viral Tedx Talk Coming Out of Your Closet, the “accidental advocate” for equality does not shy away from hard conversations. Her book Step Up: How to Live with Courage and Become an Everyday Leader (Sounds True, March 2020) is an empowering call-to-action to help mobilize all to embrace a different vision of leadership to create change in our workplaces, schools, places of worship, communities, and homes cultivated from both Beckham's personal and professional experiences.


  • You refer to yourself as an accidental advocate - how did this happen?
  • Tell us about your new book: Step Up: How to Live with Courage and Become and Everyday Leader.
  • What are some tips for starting genuine conversations and handling snap judgements?
  • What is one piece of leadership advice everyone could use?

Ash Beckham is an inclusion activist whose TEDx Talk “Coming Out of Your Closet” became a viral sensation. Her intrepid, relatable, and intrinsically comical style has made her an in-demand speaker, including events at Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, Bank of America, and the keynote for the first LGBTQ Conference at Harvard University. For more information visit

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