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Vanessa Sheridan is the Executive Director of the Institute for Transgender Economic Advancement (ITEA). She is an in-demand national speaker and a provider of professional transgender business services, including corporate training, consulting, and strategic planning. Vanessa is also the author of the groundbreaking business book, "The Complete Guide to Transgender in The Workplace," the first hardcover book on this leading-edge inclusion topic ever released by a mainstream publishing house (ABC-CLIO).
Vanessa has worked with major organizations such as Best Buy, Ecolab, Aveda/Estee Lauder, the federal EEOC, HSBC North America, Zoro Tools (a division of W.W. Grainger), Global Novations, the Mayo Clinic, the University of Minnesota, the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, the Human Rights Campaign, and many others. From Fortune 100 companies to nonprofits, she helps her clients become successfully transgender-inclusive.
Vanessa has been providing transgender awareness training and speaking/presenting on transgender-related topics to business, academic, social and religious organizations since 1991. She is also a Transgender Advisory Committee member for Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, and is an Advisory Board member for the Online LGBTQ High School. She is a former (and the first transgender) member of the Board of Directors for the Stonewall National Museum & Archives.
Vanessa is a two-time national Lambda Literary Award finalist and the author of "Crossing Over: Liberating The Transgendered Christian," the first book on the specific topic of transgender Christian spirituality ever to be released by a major publishing company (The Pilgrim Press of Cleveland, Ohio). She is also the co-author of "Transgender Journeys" with Lambda Award-winning author Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, Ph.D.