Meet our speakers
BIANCA MILLER-COLE (SHE/HER)
Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, and Sunday Times Bestselling Author
Bianca Miller-Cole is an award-winning Entrepreneur and founder of ‘go to’ personal branding company The Be Group. Bianca became known as a public face after an excellent performance on BBC The Apprentice in 2014 where she initially pitched the idea to redefine nude hosiery via her brand Bianca Miller London and has since taken it from idea to reality, including being awarded ‘Forbes 30 under 30’ status.
In 2017 she co-authored the Amazon No.1 bestselling book; Self Made: The Definitive Guide to Business Start-up Success, to help others on their personal brand and business journey, resulting in a thriving community of mentees.
WHAT WE DO
We are dedicated to nurturing and elevating the voices of people from underrepresented groups.
We support businesses and organisations to diversify their speaker panels at events, ultimately contributing to the wider mission for equality, inclusion and representation.
We do this through brokering paid speaking opportunities and delivering speaker training for upcoming talent.
"In 2020, 35-40% of events had no black speaker on their panels"
Event MB, 2020
"In 2020, 2/3 of global speakers were men"
WHAT WE STAND FOR
Diversity, Integrity and Trust
Our ethos is built on three unshakable values. Diversity, Integrity and Trust.
We do not promote diversity for the sake of diversity. Rather we champion and support the path to inclusivity through diverse thinking and diverse people.
We work closely with clients to avoid stale and superficial approaches to diversity that often result in “checkbox” practices.
We operate with integrity which means we are honest and we let our actions speak for who we are and what we believe in. Our team will collaborate with you to discover more about your organisation and the event you are running to ensure all your needs are met to fuel genuine, impactful collaborations. It also means our speakers are paid for their time.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Founded by diversity for diversity
As women from diverse backgrounds with extensive contacts and experience in the events industry, we often found that we were asked to speak on panels on a variety of subjects, some of which we weren't experts in.
But we know that there is a world of diverse voices out there; people who are specialists in their fields or have amazing life stories to share.
We want to use our contacts and experience to enable people from diverse backgrounds to access paid opportunities on speaker panels.
We also want to train and support potential speakers to be confident when sharing their knowledge or telling their stories.
Ultimately we want speaker panels to become more representative of a wider world view.