Barjis Chohan

Barjis Chohan is a pioneer in modest fashion, a social entrepreneur and a professional keynote speaker.
FEE : £3k – £5k+

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Barjis is relatable, authentic, and ignites that passion in you and your team to bring the best version of yourself to the table:

Barjis Chohan story could have been the typical immigrant story; parents pushing for medicine as a career, cultural and a traditional upbringing. There is nothing wrong in the conventional immigrant story that we know. However, what makes Barjis’s story interesting is that she turned the other way. Forged a career in the elitist Fashion industry; decided not to go to medical school; instead enrolled at London College of Fashion; interned at the most eclectic and adventurous Designer we know: Vivienne Westwood; dragged her family to the Middle East every few months (whilst breastfeeding) to knock on doors to secure work for her business; posted hand written poems to oil companies at the age of 17 to invest in her business and stopped holding fashion shows at the peak of her career because it didn’t feel ‘right’ as she didn’t want young girls to be objectified.

If you want a trail blazer, game changer, rule breaker and someone who brings passion and inspiration to the stage then Barjis is the one. Barjis is the individual that we all want to be but are not brave enough to be. She lights the stage with her stories, failures and challenges to help us to dream big. Captivating the audience to reset their lives, take risks, dream bigger and come out motivated to conquer the world.

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Barjis supports teams to bring their authentic self to work. She helps you to maintain your ethos whilst growing your business, Shows us how to use creativity and innovative strategies to remain relevant and add a competitive edge. She teaches you cultural nuances to create an inclusive work culture.

Featured Topics Include:

1
Be true to your ethos

Why do brands die over time? Why do brands lose their competitive edge? This keynote will highlight the danger of following the crowd and losing your ethos and values of the organisation.

This keynote will explore the following:

How to remain relevant yet maintain your core ethos

Re- visit your 'whys' and mission statement and how to apply them in your day to day business.

Think like a small business yet grow exponentially.

Stop being everything for everyone and go back to move forward.

2
Use creativity as the fuel for growth

Investing in creativity and innovation is the only way to grow businesses that last. Barjis will show you how to use cost effective tools and methods to bring results.

The keynote will focus on: 

Strategies to stand out from the crowd.

Aborting what does not align with your values.

Helping teams to work interdependently with a common purpose.

How to work against the status quo to deliver results.

3
Understand cultural diversity to create an inclusive and productive workplace

Many a times employees leave not because of the work but because of the culture. Post Covid is an employees market and with the 'great resignation' we are seeing employers fighting to keep talent.

This keynote will focus on:

Understanding culture nuances and sensibilities to retain talent.

How to create an inclusive culture where everyone is valued.

Learn practical tools on creating an empathetic culture.

Build staff morale through adding value and making everyone feel part of a bigger and purposeful goal.

Creating a culturally diverse team to bring exponential growth.

 

4
Gender equity and empowerment

We tend to think that empowering women is the only way to tackle gender inequality. What about empowering both men and women to understand each other without causing division? This keynote challenges the 'versus' culture promoted on social media; a culture which causes division and misunderstandings.

This Keynote by Barjis will bring:

A better understanding of the challenges faced by BOTH women and men at the workplace.

How we can create a culture where everyone is valued and we work together to build each other instead of breaking each other.

Learn tools and better listening skills to create empathy.

Cater to the needs of every employee with their individual goal plan that works around their personal lifestyles and commitments.

Using mentors as a way to create leaders within leaders.

Bridging the gap of gender inequity by working with men as allies.

5
Fashion & sustainability

How can businesses become ethical and sustainable? Is it possible to be 100% Sustainable? Why is sustainability easier to talk about and harder to implement? Barjis has spend 7 years understanding and testing sustainability and has successfully introduced sustainable products to the market.

The keynote will examine:

What damage the fashion industry has done to the climate.

How to create a sustainable plan for your company.

What are the barriers to success?

Why it's important to re- set and re- evaluate your current sustainability goals?

How to take accountability and build a network that will support in achieving your goals.

What cost effective tools can we use immediately to make positive change.

1
Be true to your ethos

Why do brands die over time? Why do brands lose their competitive edge? This keynote will highlight the danger of following the crowd and losing your ethos and values of the organisation.

This keynote will explore the following:

How to remain relevant yet maintain your core ethos

Re- visit your 'whys' and mission statement and how to apply them in your day to day business.

Think like a small business yet grow exponentially.

Stop being everything for everyone and go back to move forward.

2
Use creativity as the fuel for growth

Investing in creativity and innovation is the only way to grow businesses that last. Barjis will show you how to use cost effective tools and methods to bring results.

The keynote will focus on: 

Strategies to stand out from the crowd.

Aborting what does not align with your values.

Helping teams to work interdependently with a common purpose.

How to work against the status quo to deliver results.

3
Understand cultural diversity to create an inclusive and productive workplace

Many a times employees leave not because of the work but because of the culture. Post Covid is an employees market and with the 'great resignation' we are seeing employers fighting to keep talent.

This keynote will focus on:

Understanding culture nuances and sensibilities to retain talent.

How to create an inclusive culture where everyone is valued.

Learn practical tools on creating an empathetic culture.

Build staff morale through adding value and making everyone feel part of a bigger and purposeful goal.

Creating a culturally diverse team to bring exponential growth.

 

4
Gender equity and empowerment

We tend to think that empowering women is the only way to tackle gender inequality. What about empowering both men and women to understand each other without causing division? This keynote challenges the 'versus' culture promoted on social media; a culture which causes division and misunderstandings.

This Keynote by Barjis will bring:

A better understanding of the challenges faced by BOTH women and men at the workplace.

How we can create a culture where everyone is valued and we work together to build each other instead of breaking each other.

Learn tools and better listening skills to create empathy.

Cater to the needs of every employee with their individual goal plan that works around their personal lifestyles and commitments.

Using mentors as a way to create leaders within leaders.

Bridging the gap of gender inequity by working with men as allies.

5
Fashion & sustainability

How can businesses become ethical and sustainable? Is it possible to be 100% Sustainable? Why is sustainability easier to talk about and harder to implement? Barjis has spend 7 years understanding and testing sustainability and has successfully introduced sustainable products to the market.

The keynote will examine:

What damage the fashion industry has done to the climate.

How to create a sustainable plan for your company.

What are the barriers to success?

Why it's important to re- set and re- evaluate your current sustainability goals?

How to take accountability and build a network that will support in achieving your goals.

What cost effective tools can we use immediately to make positive change.

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Your presentation was very well received and have already had some great feedback from students and staff, particularly some of the young women we were targeting/hoping to inspire, which is perfect.

Stanmore College

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Lovely speaker, and spoke frankly about a lovely range of topics. Everyone responded really well and it was a fantastic opportunity to hear from her.

University of Surrey

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