At Harry Walker we're helping organizations execute successful virtual engagements every day. We have over 70 years experience working with the highest-caliber speakers, and we know how to bring our leading voices to you virtually in ways that are tailored to your organization, dynamic, and tech-glitch-free.

I also have the expertise to help with:

  • PLATFORMS whether Zoom, Google, Vimeo, or countless others, we know the strengths and features of each
  • FORMAT, INTERACTION, and GRAPHICS from chat features, to small-format live Q+A, to screen sharing presentations, to adding titles
  • A/V EQUIPMENT + SET-UP best practices for lighting, video and audio
  • PRODUCTION everything from shipping equipment kits, to providing remote or on-site technician producers, to rehearsals and back up recordings

PRIDE MONTH PROGRAMMING IDEAS:

BILLIE JEAN KING: Sports Icon and Equality Pioneer

One of the 20th century's most respected and influential people, King is a leader in and beyond the world of sports, who provides empowering and actionable lessons on leadership, equality, and finding your purpose, even in the most challenging of circumstances.

King has been sought-out for multiple, creative virtual programs from major company conferences to non-profit galas, providing bold inspiration and keen insight into resiliency, finding creative outlets, and the kind of leadership the world needs most right now. She's engaged in a virtual fireside chat at the Salesforce World Tour event on responsible and inclusive leadership, led a History at Home lesson for the History Channel, and much more. 

 

TAN FRANCE: Star of the Emmy-Winning Netflix hit Queer Eye

A king of virtual content, Tan is sought-out to host virtual events, lead discussions, and share his quarantine tips on a near daily basis. Some of Tan's recent virtual engagements include: Participating in GLSEN's Virtual Day of Silence Rally for LGBTQ+ visibility, hosting a Mother's Day brunch on IGTV for KitchenAid, providing a five-minute tutorial on getting camera-ready for Elle, and so much more. Tan's digital YouTube series Dressing Funny, was nominated for a 2020 Webby Award. 

A beacon of acceptance and radical compassion, Tan's New York Times bestselling memoir, Naturally Tanreveals what it was like to grow up gay in a traditional South Asian family, as one of the few people of color in South Yorkshire, England. With his trademark wit, humor, and empathy, Tan shares empowering lessons on diversity and inclusion, and what it takes to break down barriers to foster human connection and acceptance.

 

CHELLA MAN: YouTube Icon, Model, Artist, and Activist

Renowned for his personal documentation of his experience in gender transition, Chella is celebrated for his motto "be your own representation." As a deaf, genderqueer, Chinese, and Jewish individual, Chella found he didn’t have role models to look up to, and so he became a voice and a true representation for himself and for others. His TED Talk, "Becoming Him," offers an empowering investigation of gender, identity, race and disability.

With over 290K subscribers and many millions of views on his YouTube videos, Chella knows how to engage virtual audiences, and has been sought-out for a virtual moderated conversation for Penn State's Pride Month Programming, shared "5 things to do at home" during quarantining, and is using his platform to support the homeless LGBTQ+ community amid the coronavirus pandemic

 

KATIE SOWERS: First Openly LGBTQ+ Coach in the NFL

As the Offensive Assistant Coach for the San Francisco 49ers, Sowers made history at the 2020 Super Bowl as the first-ever female and openly gay coach to work at the prestigious NFL game.

Heralded for her authenticity and candor as a speaker, Sowers encourages audiences to find their “why” and become an irreplaceable asset to their team. An inspiration to anyone afraid to pursue their goals, she speaks passionately about how it’s possible to break down even the most challenging barriers to make dreams come true. Sowers recently virtually surprised a 5th grader who was writing a report on her, engaged in a virtual panel on women who run the world, and more.

 

CHRISTIAN SIRIANO: CFDA Fashion Designer and Mentor on Project Runway

Celebrated as a pioneer in body positivity and diversity in the fashion industry, Siriano's outspoken defense of inclusivity has forever changed the business. He brings his one-of-a-kind charisma to audiences in conversations about creativity, diversity, and the power of being your authentic self. 

Amid the coronavirus, Siriano has emerged as a leading activist and voice on how to make a positive impact. He converted his fashion house into a face mask factory; a move which garnered him a profile in The New Yorker. A master of engaging virtual audiences, Siriano was sought-out for a TIME 100 Virtual Talk on the power of pivots—specifically, how industry leaders are evolving to meet the challenges of this moment; engaged in a live zoom conversation for Rebelle Con about how he and his business is adapting to 2020, and appeared as a virtual guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show and Good Morning America.

 

ADAM RIPPON: Olympic Figure Skater, Artist and Activist

A world-renowned athlete, artist and activist, Adam is one of the most dramatic figure skaters on the planet and the first openly gay athlete to represent the United States at the Olympics. Known for his refreshing candor and wit, Adam's rise to fame on the global stage has provided him with a platform to speak out in support of LGBTQ rights and the freedom to be oneself. Named to the TIME's "100 Most Influential People," Adam has been honored by the Human Rights Campaign and helped raise millions of dollars for LGBTQ+ rights. 

In-demand for virtual engagements, recently Adam has engaged in virtual conversations with Talk Stoop and the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus on his journey and LGBTQ rights; has done humorous mixology demos for Cosmopolitan; shared his Zoom getting-ready routine with Elle, and more. He's also the host of a new show on Quibi.

 

LENA WAITHE: Emmy Award-Winning Writer, Producer and Actor

Waithe is an industry game-changer who first made headlines in front of the camera as Denise, friend to Dev (Aziz Ansari) in the critically acclaimed Netflix series, Master of None. In a role that was originally intended for a straight, Caucasian female, Waithe made Denise’s experience as a queer black woman uniquely her own. She went on to win an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy for her writing for the show, becoming the first black woman to do so.

Waithe expertly taps into emerging cultural sensibilities with a sharp wit, speaking to myriad experiences from her unique perspective and challenging audiences to think outside of conventional norms. She's been engaging in dynamic virtual conversations on Instagram Live, discussed her new Quibi series-- an ode to sneaker culture-- in a virtual conversation with Reese Witherspoon, and is participating in Graduating Together, the livestreamed program headlined by Barack and Michelle Obama.

 

RYAN O'CONNELL: Producer and Actor of Netflix's SPECIAL

A beloved blogger turned voice of an online generation, Ryan is best known as the producer and star of SPECIAL, a series based on his bestseller I’m Special: and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves. A hilarious memoir-meets-manifesto, I'm Special explores what it means to be a millennial gay man living with cerebral palsy. The Netflix series was celebrated as "revolutionizing queer, disabled representation on TV."

Ryan has established himself as a unique young voice who’s not afraid to dole out some real talk. A celebrated LGBTQ+ and disabilities advocate, recently he has engaged in a virtual workshop for people with disabilities, discussed the struggles to get Special made into a show, and more.

 

PHILLIP PICARDI: Award-Winning Journalist and Editor of them., Teen Vogue and Allure

Dubbed "The Prince of Condé Nast" by The New York Times, Picardi is best known for his role in helping to re-brand and reinvigorate Teen Vogue. Under his leadership, the digital audience of Teen Vogue grew 6-fold, and the magazine grew into a symbol of "the resistance," with Picardi developing editorial, video, and cover concepts that became some of the most talked about content on the internet. Picardi went on to launch a community-driven platform for LGBTQ+ youth called them., and was then tapped to re-brand and relaunch Out Magazine, the largest and most influential publication for the queer and trans community.

Recently, Picardi was sought-out for a virtual conversation with Megan Rapinoe on Reset The Table about social injustice and activism. In conversation he delves into his career journey, the need for increased ethics in our workplaces, and the importance of young people using their voices to improve corporate culture, and more.