An Accidental Activist

The 2017 LGBTQ Diversity in Business Forum

As Goizueta’s first openly trans MBA graduate, Harrell has become an “accidental activist,” and feels a calling to make herself visible to inspire those who feel they can’t. For example, she was the keynote speaker of the LGBTQ Diversity in Business Forum in 2017, created through partnership with the LGBT Institute and the Atlanta Business Chronicle, where she told her story and spoke about the business case for diversity and inclusion.