HYPE Day: Laverne Cox

Nov 19, 2019 at 9:30am

The HYPE Career Ready® Program combines inspirational speakers, unique learning experiences, and professional skills to help every student prepare for life after college.

*Please note that HYPE sessions are only open to members of the Heidelberg community. To register to attend a HYPE keynote, email hype@heidelberg.edu no earlier than four weeks before the event.

About Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox is a two-time Emmy-nominated actress and Emmy-winning producer best known for her work on the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Orange is The New Black, where she plays the groundbreaking role of Sophia Burset. Laverne is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show and the first openly trans person to be nominated for an Emmy in an acting category. Laverne is also a renowned speaker and has traveled the country to deliver her empowering message of moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically. Her work as an advocate landed her a coveted spot as one of Glamour magazine’s 2014 Women of the Year. 

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