Jake and Hannah Graf

Gender, equality, diversity
Jake and Hannah Graf

Jake and Hannah are inspiring, compelling and engaging speakers. They are widely known as the UK’s ‘Transgender Power Couple’ after being named as the Most Influential LGBTQ Couple by The Independent.

They are passionate speakers on gender, equality and diversity and having become something of an inspiration to the wider transgender community, they work tirelessly to represent it both in the UK and internationally, seizing every opportunity to increase acceptance and understanding.

They have presented keynote speeches, fireside chats and Q&As on a wide variety of themes and are best known for their documentary Our Baby: A Modern Miracle which was on Channel 4.

Jake’s background in film, acting and writing means he is equally assured when speaking on all manner of topics including the importance of positive representation, the media, and LGBTQ relationships, travel and inclusion. His difficult past pre transition and overcoming his struggles with addiction and destructive behaviour patterns are particularly pertinent when demonstrating the importance of supporting trans and LGBQ colleagues within the work place.

Hannah’s experience as a decorated officer who transitioned within the Army perfectly places her to speak with confidence on all aspects of the military, diversity and inclusive leadership.

The Grafs have spoken at events for companies including: Warner Brothers, Stonewall Workplace Conference, Army LGBT Conference, NBC Universal, InterComms, Pride in London Gala, BNP Paribas, Barclay’s , Lloyds, Citi Bank, Allen and Overy, HSBC, BP, PWC, P&G and TTG.

Jake Graf

Jake is a London based actor, writer and director whose first nine award winning films have screened at over 100 festivals worldwide. He uses the medium of films to elicit positive change, giving representation to rarely seen characters and stories, and promoting acceptance and understanding. All are used as educational tools in universities, schools, prisons and media events internationally. Recent acting roles include ITV’s Butterfly and opposite Keira Knightley in feature film Colette. He is a patron for Mermaids, a judge for the European Diversity Awards, The Rainbow Honours, The Iris Prize Film Festival and The National Diversity Awards.

Hannah Graf MBE

Hannah is a Captain in the British Army. She was commissioned in 2010 and since that time has commanded soldiers across the world including in Germany, Canada, Kenya and Afghanistan. Hannah is also a transgender woman and her personal story of transition captured the imagination of the nation in 2015.

A true advocate for equality, she used her public profile to promote a realistic portrayal of transgender individuals in the UK, becoming an inspiration to many. Outside the Army she acts as patron for the charity Mermaids and is an ambassador for LGBT Sport in Wales. Her work in diversity has won her several accolades including Cosmopolitan Woman of the Year, an honorary fellowship from Cardiff University and in June 2019, an MBE for her work updating LGBTQ policy in the British Army.


“Not only are Jake and Hannah charismatic, passionate, and informed speakers, but Jake’s films generated a lot of important discussion and questions from our audience. Their honesty around transition and candid answers to questions was endearing, and we have had only positive feedback from our event. Jake and Hannah were a pleasure to work with – happy to adapt to whatever style of speech we wanted them to deliver, and their charity work brought a lot of new faces to our company”

 – Alexandra D’Sa, Business Analyst, Citi

“No offence to all the other calls and meetings I have joined but best call I have joined this year! What an inspiration and most amazing story!”

 – Heather Berkley, Lloyds Banking Group


Jake and Hannah Graf