Giselle Byrd is an advocate and educator on the journey of Black Trans people in America.
Aiming to inspire members of her community to find their voice and showcase their greatness, Byrd represents clients who work across the entertainment industry through activism and social media. Her clients have recently collaborated with brands and organizations including Google, Burberry, Prada, Viktor and Rolf, WNBA, Callen-Lorde, The Ali Forney Center, Folx Health, GLAAD, ViacomCBS, BET.
As a producer, she holds the honor of being the first Transgender woman to be accepted into Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women's Filmmaker Program. Her documentary film debut, “Giselle’s Story,” directed by Susan O’Brien, was accepted into the Imagine This International Women’s Festival.
In addition to her work at The Katz Company, Byrd serves on the Board of Directors at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, which provides healthcare and resources to members of the LGBTQIA+ community, regardless of their ability to pay.
Before joining The Katz Company eight years ago, Byrd worked in casting and as an Arts Fundraising Representative. A native of Augusta, Georgia, she received her BFA in Performing Arts from Savannah College of Art & Design in 2014.