Karen King

Speaker, Author, Diversity Expert

Karen King is a 25-year veteran of the entertainment business. King's career has spanned the private, public and non-profit sectors including a senior management role at Quebecor as executive director, a drama content executive at Global Television, producer at the National Film Board of Canada on the Special Mandate Team for Cultural Diversity, and host of a live hotline television show at TVO. King has commissioned and supervised the development and production of nearly 300 hours of prime time scripted content, over 50 commercials, and numerous films reflecting Canada’s racial and cultural diversity. Her credits include Da Kink in My Hair, the hit series Combat Hospital, and the films RudeBollywood BoundUnwanted Soldiers, and Film Club

Specializing in diversity managemement, King helps businesses engage with today's markets by implementing social inclusion in everyday practice, such as through content development and employee engagement. A member of Canada's Who's Who, she is the first black woman to produce a dramatic feature in Canada and the only producer to win the Gemini Canada Award twice. She is the founder of the National Film Board’s Reel Diversity Competition, founding vice president of the Black Film and Video Network, and an alumna of the Canadian Film Centre and Simon Fraser University. A passionate speaker, business and career consultant, diversity expert and author, King is also the founder of Productions Without Borders; an online community dedicated to supporting diversity and inclusion in the film and television content industry.