Precious Brady-Davis
Published June 15, 2021

Precious Brady-Davis is a diversity advocate, communications professional, public speaker and consultant with over 15 years of experience in nonprofit administration. She specializes in inclusive communications and LGBTQIA+ and diversity advocacy, and can also speak about life as a trans woman in the corporate world. Her speaking engagements include events at the University of Cambridge and the Chicago History Museum. In her memoir, I Have Always Been Me, she chronicles her life as a biracial trans woman.

Brady-Davis is currently the associate regional communications director of the Sierra Club. She previously served as the assistant director of diversity recruitment initiatives at Columbia College Chicago, her alma mater. She was also the youth outreach coordinator at Center on Halsted, the largest LGBTQIA+ community center in the Midwest. There, she administered a $1.6 million CDC HIV-prevention grant that provided outreach, education, youth programming and testing services to more than 3,000 young African American and Latino gay, bi and trans youth. 

Brady-Davis sparked state-wide change in Illinois when she and her husband, who carried their child, lobbied to have the husband’s gender accurately reflected on the child’s birth certificate. The state updated its birth certificate policies following the couple’s success

Courtesy of Allison Kortokrax and Korto Photography

Pronouns: She/her

Expertise: LGBTQIA+ and diversity advocacy; trans rights; inclusive communications

Location: Chicago, Ill.


Phone: (773) 474-2636

Twitter: @mspreciousdavis

Listen to Precious Brady-Davis: Keynote speech at the 2017 Chicago Hate Crime Summit

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