Karen Fleshman Photo

Teach at GA

Join our talented instructor team dedicated to transforming thinkers into creators.

Find Out More

Karen Fleshman

Founder, Racy Conversations

San Francisco

Karen Fleshman, Esq. is an attorney, activist, and a nationally recognized expert on racism, feminism, workplace fair practices, police brutality, and politics. Working in nonprofits and local government, Karen came to understand that racism is the underlying problem in our society.

In 2014, Karen founded Racy Conversations, a training company, to inspire the first antiracist generation. She gives talks and facilitates workshops at companies throughout the United States on unconscious bias, micro aggressions, sexual harassment, and raising antiracist children. Her clients include the Sierra Club, the Wikimedia Foundation, Yahoo, Sony, Xero, Salesforce, Upwork, and KARGO. She blogs for Huffington Post, Moguldom, and Blavity, and is a Medium Top Voice on Racism, Feminism, and Politics.

Karen dedicates much of her time to police accountability activism and serves on the workgroup overseeing implementation of the United States Department of Justice recommendations on ending bias at the San Francisco Police Department. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, the University of Texas at Austin, and New York Law School, and is admitted to practice law in New York.

Previously (5):

#DiversityInTech: Exploring Intersections of Race and Gender at Work

#DiversityInTech: Exploring Intersections of Race and Gender at Work

Join us at this panel discussion where women professionals from racially diverse backgrounds explore, discuss and unpack how gender and race intersect in the workplace.

Talking About Race at Work: Workshop

Talking About Race at Work: Workshop

This workshop is a follow up discussion from the 'Exploring Intersections of Race and Gender at Work' panel.

Unlearning Racism

Unlearning Racism

This Meetup is aimed at empowering those who want to do something about racism but struggle with what specifically to do.

Racy Conversations for Allies in Tech

Racy Conversations for Allies in Tech

This workshop is for people in tech at all stages of allyship who seek progress. You will be guided through a conversation on the emotional and practical aspects of allyship.

Teach at GA

Join our talented instructor team dedicated to transforming thinkers into creators.

Find Out More