Community, Civic, & Non-Profit Organizations
Professional: Tina White is the Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Pride Center and a co-host and writer for the Asheville View, an affiliate of Equity over Everything. Tina previously served on the Board Executive Committee for the Human Rights Campaign and Human Rights Campaign Foundation and continues to serve on their Development Committee.
Tina spent 35 years consulting to and working for global corporations. Her specialty was large-scale business transformation: reshaping organizations to pursue new strategies and improve performance. She managed reorganizations, acquisitions, training programs, reengineering projects, channel & pricing strategies, and leadership development initiatives.
In 2013, Tina embarked on her most ambitious transformation project yet: herself. With the support of her wife, family, and colleagues, Tina finally acknowledged the gender identity she had spent fifty years trying to bury.
Since 2015, Tina has shifted her focus to activism, writing, and speaking. She speaks and writes on issues of diversity & inclusion, organization transformation, social justice, and personal identity. Her central theme is that, when we learn to see and embrace the person inside one another, our lives, communities, and organizations are all the richer.
Writing: Tina is the author of Between Shadow and Sun: A Husband’s Journey Through Gender, A Wife’s Labor of Love. In it, she describes her 50-year struggle with gender and her wife's efforts to embrace her revealed identity. She provides editorial commentary on the Asheville View and Person Inside.
Education: Tina holds an MBA in Strategy, Marketing & Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an AB in Economics from Princeton University.