Michael Barbera, 40 Under 40 Awardee
The Revolutionary Coworking team is proud to announce that the vice president of the board, Michael Barbera, is named as one of the Fayetteville Observer's 40 Under 40. During the previous 12-months, Michael published research about the human perception of gender-neutral restrooms. The research suggested the removal of 'gender-neutral' from restroom signage and replacing it with a message that omits gender, such as 'Shared' or 'Everyone,' is likely to increase the acceptance of gender-neutral restrooms. Immediately after publishing the research, Michael was invited to give two TEDx talks about the research and was asked to advise several policymakers about the sensitive topic. To date, more than 20 academic institutions and 10 private organizations use Michael's restroom placard design for shared restrooms. Michael Barbera is the vice president of the board for Revolutionary Coworking and the Chief Behavioral Officer of Clicksuasion Labs.