What is an Equality & Diversity Speaker?
An Equality & Diversity Speaker is someone who is well-equipped to speak on subjects such as: gender, race, sexual orientation, religion & disability.
Equality is about ensuring that everyone is given the same and equal opportunities to make the most of their lives and talents at home in their communities and in the workplace.
Diversity is about ensuring you are recognising, including, respecting and valuing peoples differences, like different ethnic backgrounds, different genders and sexual orientations.
What does Equality & Diversity mean in the workplace?
Diversity & Equality in the workplace means that everyone, regardless of who they are or what they do for the business, feel equally involved in and supported in every area of the work place.
Looking to book a speaker for National Inclusion Week 2022 (26th September – 2nd October) ? Take a look below at some of our Equality & Diversity Speakers!
Anj Handa is the Founder of Inspiring Women Changemakers, an inclusive community of changemakers who stand for fairness and safety for women.
As a professional lobbyist of almost 20 years with in-depth knowledge of UK equality and employment policies and international best practice, she has a wealth of experience social change practices to share.
She believes that her authority to speak on diversity within leadership must be reflected by her own example.
Will is a TV/radio presenter and public speaker on mental health, diversity, inclusion and racial equality.
Diversity, inclusion and racial equality is a topic close to Will’s heart as he was racially abused in school and college. Now, he is determined to make change, educate and inspire.
Overcoming adversity, identity, sexuality, mental health and heart health are more topics Will is able to speak about.
Expert on Diversity and Inclusion, Unconscious Bias and Inclusive Leadership.
Hayley is an expert at making people think differently so that they WANT to take action to be more inclusive. That’s why many organisations engage her to work with their Board and Senior Leadership teams.
She shows delegates some practical strategies to help them realise their goals and believe in their own potential.
Neurodiversity Coach and Founder of Wired Differently, a social impact company creating products and services for Autistic and ADHD people.
A former disability and employment specialist, Sara is keen to communicate the challenges of being neurodivergent and how organisations can be genuinely inclusive, through a mix of education and compassion: both for people with disabilities themselves but also compassion towards employers who have no background in disability.
Award winning Equity Educator Laïla El-Métoui has been promoting greater acceptance, inclusion and equity for marginalised groups for three decades.
As an inspirational speaker, Laïla combines personal experience as an Arab lesbian, with industry-leading strategies to champion more inclusive teams and environments.
Honoured as Stonewall Lesbian Role Model of the Year (2020) and named on the Guardian Pride Power List 2021, Laïla’s impact on the LGBTIQA+ community and beyond has been influential.
Adaptive designer, disability advocate and speaker.
Victoria is an adaptive designer, disability advocate and speaker as well as a creative with 14 years experience in the fashion industry.
She has now spoken at a number of events raising awareness of ableism in the workplace and in society as a whole, she is contributing to research on adaptive clothing and accessibility with institutions around the world.