Diversity Speakers

Diversity Speakers

Olympic champions, artists, fashion psychologists, thought leaders, health professionals and many more. Challenge your POVs with our fantastic roster of diversity speakers.

Dr. Adam Kay New
Dr. Adam Kay Award-Winning Author | TV Writer | Comedian | Former Junior Doctor
  • Healthcare
  • National Health Service
  • Health and Wellbeing
Adelina Chalmers New
Adelina Chalmers The Geek Whisperer Founder, CTO Advisor
  • "I'm not a jerk" ... And Other Reasons Why Engineering Leaders Worry About Doing Performance Management
  • The Thinking Chasm Between CTOs and CEOs
  • The Top 5 Mistakes CTOs Make
Adrienne A. Harris New
Adrienne A. Harris Superintendent NYS Department of Financial Services | Former Special Assistant to President Obama for Economic Policy
Alex Depledge New
Alex Depledge Founder & CEO Resi
  • Start-ups shouldn’t win but they often do. What can big businesses learn?
  • The future of work: How innovation can disrupt standard business models.
  • We have a women-problem, but is the problem maybe us?
Alexandra Adams New
Alexandra Adams UK’s First Deafblind Person Training to be a Doctor | TEDx Speaker
  • Being the UK’s first deafblind medical student: The Journey
  • Experiences of the Young Female Patient
  • Medicine and Mental Health
Alice Fraser New
Alice Fraser Comedian, Broadcaster, Writer, Keynote Speaker
  • Grief, loss, mental health and wellbeing, politics
Amanda Hamilton New
Amanda Hamilton Nutritionist Auhtor Broadcaster
  • Biohacking: Understanding the rules of the nutrition game
  • Longevity: Live better, live longer
  • Gut Health: Health problems rooted in an unexpected place
Amy Tez New
Amy Tez Founder at AT Communications, CEO Whisperer
  • Speak like a Leader
  • Executive Presence
  • The Art of Storytelling
Aya Chebbi
Aya Chebbi Former African Union Youth Envoy Founder & Chair Of Nala Feminist Collective
  • Youth Empowerment & Leadership
  • Activism & Movement Building
  • Pan-Africanism & Everything Africa
Ben Lindsay OBE New
Ben Lindsay OBE CEO and Founder, Power The Fight | Best Selling Author Charity Times Rising Leader Of The Year 2022 | PhD Candidate at Durham University
  • Community & Social Action
  • Violence Affecting Young People
  • Youth Sector
Caroline Criado Perez New
Caroline Criado Perez Founder & CEO Resi
  • Invisible Women - inside the gender data gap
  • What the gender data gap means for organisations
  • Campaigning for change
Caspar Craven
Caspar Craven Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur, Adventurer, Former CFO, Author
  • Think Big. Think Bold. How to Achieve the Impossible
  • Be more Human: Re-thinking the Rules of High-Performance Teamwork
  • Time to Change Tack - Developing Agility and Resilience
Cassandra Stavrou MBE New
Cassandra Stavrou MBE Founder at PROPER Snacks the maker of PROPERCORN and PROPERCHIPS
  • Entrepreneurship and Investment
  • Creativity
  • Disruptive Innovation
Catherine Knibbs New
Catherine Knibbs Human Behaviour Technologist
  • Why we do what we do online (needs and e-ttachment), healthy development in a world of technology
  • Cybersecurity and the human who ‘humans’ (why mistakes are really made), addiction is not the answer, tech is not the cure
  • Porn viewing in children and young people: why it’s not use or consumption
Charlie Martin New
Charlie Martin Racing driver & LGBTQ+ Activist
  • Unlocking your potential - why being your authentic self is key to success in life & business
  • Managing change and achieving your goals, seeing opportunities to grow & improve
  • How she became a pro-racing driver without any family history of motorsport
Daphne Costa Lopes
Daphne Costa Lopes Head of Customer Success, UKI at Hubspot
  • Building a Second Growth Engine: Why You Should Invest in CS
  • Why Customer Success is the Key To Durable and Sustainable Growth
  • Breaking Linear Growth with CX
Darren Edwards New
Darren Edwards Record-Breaking British Disabled Adventurer, Inspirational Speaker, and Author.
  • Strength Through Adversity
  • The Adaptive Mindset – The Five Pillars to Overcome Adversity
  • World-First Leadership and Teamwork
David Constantine MBE New
David Constantine MBE Founder Director @ Freedom Through Design | Founder of Motivation Charitable Trust
  • Embracing Disability
  • Importance & Value of Design
  • The Role of Charity in Changing People’s Lives
David Lammy MP New
David Lammy MP Labour MP for Tottenham | Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs | Author | Keynote Speaker
  • Managing diversity in business
  • Post-Brexit Britain
  • Social justice in a fragmented and multi-cultural society
Deborah Rosado Shaw
Deborah Rosado Shaw Former PepsiCo SVP, Chief Global Diversity & Engagement | Strategist | Advisor | Award Winning Entrepreneur
  • Winning in A New Era of Diversity: Using the “Moment” to Power Critical Business Objectives
  • Shaping a Culture that Elevates Performance: Enable, Engage & Empower Your Teams
  • Success Strategies for Women: Access to Increased Performance, Impact & Fulfillment

The Right Ingredient: Speakers on Diversity And Inclusion

If you're looking to differentiate yourself from competitors, attract top talent, and boost revenue, the key lies in building a diverse workforce.

You might be unsure about how exactly to do that. We’ve got you covered. Engage the best diversity speakers for your next corporate event through Speaker Agency.

Diversity speakers can help to raise awareness about social issues and challenge existing stereotypes and assumptions. They also talk about the steps to take to boost diversity at work.

All of these can help transform your workplace. That way, you ensure your company gains a competitive advantage that can be hard to beat. This type of diversity training will work better for employee engagement as well. 

Why do you need diversity speakers?

It has been well-established that a diverse workforce is a more effective workforce and a better work environment. It is "the right thing to do," in terms of meeting today’s expectations for a healthy work environment. But at the same time, it allows the benefits of diversity in the workplace to extend to all realms of your business.

According to a McKinsey study, companies that prioritize diversity have a 28 percent higher likelihood of outperforming their peers financially.

And, companies that are the top performers in terms of equality and diversity enjoy higher stock returns.

Diversity at work is also the most important factor that 76 percent of job seekers evaluate before accepting offers.

And, diversity also boosts innovation, promotes smarter decision-making, and helps you build stronger relationships with customers.

But, your company might be lagging behind when it comes to diversity. Why not consider hiring an inspirational diversity speaker for the next corporate event? This may just be the turning point you need.

How do diversity speakers add value to an event?

Diversity speakers can add immense value to your event. They can share data and research on the benefits of diversity in recruitment. They can also challenge biases and stereotypes by sharing their experiences.

Here are some ways they can make a difference to your event, and your company:

Enhancing awareness and understanding: Diversity speakers can help raise awareness and understanding about different cultures, experiences, and perspectives. This includes understanding of gender identity and sexual orientation.  

They can provide insights into the challenges faced by individuals from diverse backgrounds. These talented keyword speakers can offer strategies for building more inclusive environments and equitable workplaces. They can explain why diverse candidates matter and a hiring process with diverse candidates is an exercise itself.

For instance, in this video, diversity speaker and researcher, Rocío Lorenzo, delves into the statistics to showcase why diversity at work is important and how it helps companies gain a competitive advantage.

Promoting empathy: Diversity speakers can help create a more inclusive and welcoming environment by promoting empathy, understanding, and respect for diversity.

Some of these speakers are leaders in diversity training programs. They can provide guidance on how to create an inclusive culture that values and leverages the strengths of all employees. Building a diverse team and having diverse groups in your organization are strengths points.  

Insights on how to leverage diversity: A diverse and inclusive workforce can foster innovation and creativity. These can be achieved by bringing together different perspectives and ideas. Diversity speakers can offer insights into how to leverage diversity as a driver of innovation and competitiveness.

In this video, Janet Stovall, one of the well-known diversity and inclusion speakers, offers a three-step strategy for building workplaces that foster a sense of security and empower employees to be their genuine, unadulterated selves.

Diversity speakers can offer insights into how to leverage diversity as a driver of innovation and competitiveness.

Diversity in leadership: Diversity speakers can play a critical role in promoting diversity in leadership. They raise awareness about the benefits of diversity and the potential negative consequences of lacking diversity in decision-making positions.

By sharing their own experiences and insights, they can help inspire individuals and organizations to take action to promote diversity in leadership.

Diversity speakers can also offer education and training on how to build a diverse and inclusive workforce. This can include strategies for recruiting and retaining diverse talent, identifying and overcoming unconscious biases, and fostering a culture of inclusivity.

Serving as role models: Diversity speakers can serve as role models and examples of the benefits of diversity in leadership.

By sharing their personal experiences and success stories, they can inspire individuals from diverse backgrounds to pursue leadership roles and demonstrate the value of diversity in decision-making positions.

In this talk, diversity speaker and creative recruiter, Nikky Lyle, makes a case for 'recruiting with a conscience' and not merely hiring people from diverse backgrounds for the sake of it. An alternative way of looking into talent acquisition, she embraces diversity as a strength in the process. Bottom line, she sees it as a tool in problem solving.

She gives an interesting analogy of how diversity works. People feel like stuffing down oat bran just because it's good for them. Instead, it should be like eating out every day at a wonderful new restaurant.

What topics on inclusion and diversity do the diversity speakers cover?

Diversity speakers can cover a wide range of topics related to inclusion and diversity, including:

  • Intersectionality
  • Unconscious bias
  • Diversity in recruitment
  • Inclusive leadership
  • Gender representation
  • Racial equality / Racial Bias
  • The pitfalls of cultural blindness
  • LGBTQ+ Rights
  • Microaggression
  • Diversity in sports
  • Business opportunities that workplace diversity offers
  • How to build a diverse and inclusive workplace

Background of diversity speakers

At Speaker Agency, we work with some of the most distinguished individuals whose expertise has earned them local, national, and international recognition.

Here are some of our award-winning diversity speakers:

Aya Chebbi

Aya Chebbi, a distinguished Pan-African feminist, has garnered numerous accolades for her outstanding achievements. 

Her rise to prominence began as a proponent of democracy during the Tunisian Revolution in 2010-2011. 

She served as the youngest diplomat at the AUC ( African Union Commission) Chairperson's Cabinet and has won prestigious awards such as the Gates Campaign Award. 

During her tenure as AUC's Youth Envoy, Aya played a crucial role in advancing the youth agenda in Africa and has advocated policy changes both nationally and globally.

In addition to her work on youth empowerment, Aya is also a passionate advocate for gender equality. 

She played a key role in establishing the groundbreaking Nala Feminist Collective, a pan-African group focused on empowering women, and the Africa Young Women Manifesto, the political document highlighting gender equality.

Ben Lindsay OBE

Ben Lindsay, OBE, is a passionate advocate of diversity, inclusion, and cultural sensitivity. 

A Ph.D. candidate researching cultural sensitivity at Durham University, Ben is also the author of the best-selling book "We Need To Talk About Race – Understanding the Black Experience in White Majority Churches."

He founded "Power The Fight," an award-winning charity in 2019 that focuses on eliminating youth violence by creating sustainable solutions.

With over two decades of experience working with high-risk youth, Ben is a skilled trainer, presenter, and facilitator. 

How to book a diversity speaker with Speaker Agency

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Phone: +44 (0) 20 3393 1061


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