Ashley T. Brundage



Ashley T Brundage is the Founder and President of Empowering Differences, and also the title of Ashley’s book released in 2020. Ashley’s personal story of inclusion through a leadership dialogue is often requested. Beginning when she decided to self identify during job interview’s as a male to female transgender woman, she fought through homelessness, discrimination, and harassment to rise above and find employment as a teller for a major US based corporation. Then through various financial roles over the next 5 years until being appointed into her position as Vice President with the National Diversity and Inclusion team. Ashley recently celebrated 19 years of marriage to Whitney and together they have two biological sons; Bryce, 16, and Blake, 14.

Since beginning transitioning in 2008, she has worked tirelessly to promote awareness and acceptance of gender identity and expression within the entire community. She works to accomplish this goal by volunteering & serving in the community. She is the Past President of the Tampa Bay LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and held advisory positions with the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority, Equality Florida, and the NGLCC-National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. She chaired the successful bid to host the NGLCC convention in 2019, and Visit Tampa Bay named her their Tourism Champion for 2017. In July of 2019, she was named on to the national board of directors for GLAAD, the organization protecting LGBTQ voices across all media platforms.


Empowering Differences | Leadership Strategy | LGBTQ+ Equality | Authenticity | Inspiration and Motivation | Custom keynote surrounding a celebration event: Trans Awareness Month, Women’s History Month, Pride Month, LGBTQ+ History Month

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