Meet our speakers

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LYNN BLADES (SHE/HER)

Elite Executive Leadership Coach

Lynn has coached a cross-section of clients from C-Suite executives and their teams to young professionals just beginning in their careers. Her clients include Nike, KPMG, Barclays and PayPal.

 

Lynne is an expert in women's leadership, transforming leadership through DEI, leader as Coach, impact of mindfulness/wellness on leadership

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DIVERSE THINKING DIVERSE SPEAKING DIVERSE EVENTS

Helping you create events that don't just look different, they ARE different.

WHAT WE DO

"Disrupting tokenism"

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"

Forbes, 2020

 

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

NEED A SPEAKER?

Let us find one for you

Contact us to let us know your requirements and we will find the right speaker for your event.

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WANT TO SPEAK?

Let us find you opportunities

We've had an overwhelming response from speakers wanting to be added to our books, so we have temporarily had to close registration whilst we catalogue. We will reopen again soon!

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WANT TO BE TRAINED AS A SPEAKER?

Let us teach you

Please register your interest by sending us an email below.

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ABOUT US

Founded by diversity for diversity

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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. 

 
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