Where else she has worked
Prior to Gender at Work, Michel was a founding member of the South African feminist journal, Agenda. She also worked as the National Gender Coordinator for the National Land Committee and managed the Associates Program at the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town.
Other work on gender and institutional change
Michel has played various roles as researcher, facilitator, editor, program coordinator and trainer. She has also worked in many different sectors including violence against women, housing, land, water, rural development / agriculture and organizational development. She has studied several 'energy-based' disciplines including Jin Shin Jyutsu, Resonance Repatterning and Capacitar. Nowadays she includes practices from these disciplines in all the work she does, experimenting with how to make it a core feminist practice, the notion of 'body sustainability', and how that might be linked to 'sustainable development’.
Dreams & Passions
“I regularly practice Tai Chi and Qi Kong, walk on the beautiful beaches and mountains of Cape Town (where I live), read whenever I can and love listening to South Africa Jazz.”