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The UK's cultural landscape is transforming rapidly, with people of more diverse backgrounds increasingly making their presence felt in a variety of ways. Increasing the visibility and representation of such backgrounds is crucial to ensuring that everyone feels included and valued. Not only for individuals but also for businesses that are actively seeking new ideas, inspiration and innovation.
In particular, elevating the voices of those from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities has been an important part of this shift toward greater diversity. In this article, BAME advocates Uk and we have listed down 5 most popular diversity and inclusion speakers who we think are the perfect fit for any of your events.
BAME speakers are individuals from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds who specialise in providing insightful talks on a variety of topics. These topics might be all sorts of different issues from racial equality to health and social care. Their objective is to share their experiences and areas of expertise with a wider audience in order to inspire greater understanding between different cultural groups.
Particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, ethnic speakers have stepped up to provide essential insight on how various communities' lives have been affected by the restrictions that have been implemented worldwide. By sharing their knowledge and thoughts on the matter, BAME motivational speakers can help others appreciate what life looks like for people from different cultural perspectives.
Here are the list of popular BAME speakers:
A highly successful AI entrepreneur, Technology Pioneer and the Founding CEO of Blippar, Ambarish Mitra is one of the most celebrated BAME speakers to emerge recently. Starting his tech career in 1997 as a high school drop-out teenager with a web portal for empowering women, Ambarish has since become an expert in pioneering innovation and entrepreneurship.
His years of experience have been captured in many keynote talks given at institutes such as TED Talk, World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos and Web Summit. Through these events, he has spurred the growth of budding entrepreneurs, students and business community by imparting invaluable knowledge on topics like AI and social impact. Ambarish's engaging talks have truly made him a hugely popular figure amongst the BAME population.
Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon is one of the most influential BAME speakers in tech. She has been voted the most influential women in tech in the UK of 2020 by Computer Weekly and featured among the top 10 BAME leaders in tech by The Financial Times. Her work as a keynote speaker, presenter and co-founder of Stemettes has taken her to some of the world’s biggest digital companies.
Additionally, she is the host of a widely successful podcast called Women Tech Charge and has extensive experience as a conference facilitator. With a keen understanding of technology coupled with an impressive track record for inspiring change, Anne-Marie has rightly earned her place among the preeminent voices on technological innovation across the globe.
Ben Lindsay OBE is an influential BAME role model who has dedicated his career to tackling violence amongst young people. As founder of the award-winning charity Power The Fight, Ben seeks to create long-term solutions for sustainable change and bridge the gap between the community and policy makers.
His successful programmes, such as Double Edge which was featured in the London Criminal Justice Board, aid in mitigating gang and knife crime. Furthering his advocacy against youth violence, Ben developed a gangs and serious youth violence strategy for Camden Council. Also, he created the mini mac project responsible for developing mental health services for children and young adults at MAC-UK. His impactful work continues to drive positive change within his sector.
Dr. Ayesha Khanna has earned tremendous recognition as an inspirational BAME advocate. She is a distinguished strategic advisor to corporations and governments across the world for her groundbreaking work in artificial intelligence and the metaverse,
On top of that, Dr. Khanna is part of the Global Future Councils for the renowned World Economic Forum. It is a group of well-known international experts committed to offering insightful observations on how upcoming technologies will be managed and their effects. With her undeniable experience as an AI expert, along with her various positions to several businesses and endeavours, it's no wonder why Dr. Khanna has been increasingly recognized in the tech industry lately.
As a popular UK BAME leadership speaker, Jaspreet Bindra is highly sought after for his expertise in the realm of digital transformation, AI, blockchain, and the future of work. He currently serves as Managing Director and Founder of Tech Whisperer Consulting and holds a seMasters'ssters degree in AI, Ethics and Society from Cambridge University.
He has offered lectures and taught courses related to digital disruption and blockchain at some of the world's premier institutions. This includes Harvard Business School, INSEAD, and the Indian Institute of Management; elevating his knowledge of these topics to even greater heights. Furthermore, Jaspreet has published articles that offer unique perspectives on these matters as they relate to new business models.
With a greater focus on diversity equality and inclusion in recent times, it is important that we strive for representation in all areas of life. It is vital that BAME speakers are given the platform they deserve to help spread awareness and correct inequality.
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