On Being Transgender

On Wednesday September 11th Diversitas Presents Cynthia Fortlage: On Being Transgender with local guest Grayson L’Hirondelle.

Ms. Fortlage is founder of her own start-up firm focusing on sharing her knowledge, skills, and abilities that were honed over the last 30 years+ as the architect and overseer of the technology portfolio, and most senior technology executive for a privately held firm based in Winnipeg, Canada.

Specifically, her business provides services to individuals and businesses with Technology & Social Business Consulting including fractional CIO services, Diversity Consulting, Career Coaching for individuals, and a wide variety of Public Speaking topics.

Ms. Fortlage developed the 5 steps to Acceptance without Understanding™ and shares her insights through various mediums including blogs, plays, consultations, training, coaching and mentorship.

Using her skills as a leader, coach, actor, parent, and public speaker as the basis for which she builds upon and shares these unique experiences and applicability of Acceptance without Understanding™ regarding family, career, and life in general to help others who are on their journey in life.

Since 2017 She is Board President of Rainbow Resource Centre in Winnipeg, Canada. Rainbow Resource Centre is Manitoba’s only dedicated LGBT+ resource centre and it is the longest continually running LGBT+ centre in Canada for the past 46 years.

In 2019 she was asked to lead the National Board of Women’s March Canada, a feminist organization focused on evolving from a march to a movement for women’s rights in Canada.

Ms. Fortlage is well spoken and publicized with media, analysts, vendors, and clients and has presented in more than 150 events in 17 countries.

Ms. Fortlage will be joined by local resident Grayson L’Hirondelle during Q&A where both will be available to answer questions about being transgender.

The event starts at 7 pm at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre’s Aquasaur Theatre.

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