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Brooke Cartus

Senior Facilitator, ImprovEdge

Brooke Cartus

LGBTQ activist Brooke Cartus is a senior facilitator with ImprovEdge, a corporate training and consulting company that helps clients learn to think on their feet, improve collaboration, and cultivate a positive work environment. The multi-talented Cartus is also a marketing professional at a national insurance company, a licensed attorney, a classically trained musician, and a stand-up comedian. She has facilitated public discussions on diversity and inclusion with a wide range of organizations, and works extensively on behalf of trans and gender non-conforming populations in central Ohio. Cartus is on the board at Equality Ohio and volunteers at the Legal Aid Society of Columbus. She also volunteers her time hosting fundraisers for organizations that include the Ohio Art League, Human Rights Campaign, Kaleidoscope, the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, and Stonewall Columbus. Her work has appeared in the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice, the Huffington Post, and 614 Magazine.