Inspirational Speakers

Laïla El-Métoui

Award winning Equity Educator and Catalyst for Inclusive Excellence Founder of Pride in Education & UK Queer Arabs. 2023/24 National Diversity Power List Honoured. Stonewall’s Lesbian Role Model of the Year 2020. Laïla El-Métoui has been promoting greater acceptance, inclusion and equity for marginalised groups for three decades.
FEE : £1k – £3k+
Virtual: £1k-£3k
In-person: £1k-£3k

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Inspirational Speakers

Laïla El-Métoui

Pronounced: ‘lila el-mehtwee’
Pronouns: she/ her / hers

Harness the power of inclusion with Laïla El-Métoui, an award-winning Equity and Wellbeing Educator with over 30 years of expertise in Education and Inclusion across both public and private sectors. Working with global corporate organisations as well as grassroot community charities, her breadth of experience is impressive. Laïla is not just a facilitator; she’s a dynamic force transforming training sessions into impactful experiences that blend practicality, thought-provocation, and a profound commitment to social justice. Her reputation as an insightful panelist is built on a foundation of respect and admiration. She also speaks 10 languages! 

As the visionary Founder of Pride in Education and Educating Out Racism, Laïla pioneers inclusive spaces. Her leadership as the founder and chair of Proud London Councils, the pan-London LGBTQ+ Staff network for local authorities, showcases her dedication to creating safe environments and earning her the Stonewall Lesbian Role Model of the Year 2020. In 2021, she founded UK Queer Arabs, earning a spot on the shortlist for the Bank of London Bank of London Rainbow Honours 2023.  

Her unwavering commitment to equity also earned her recognition as a finalist at the 2023 Trans in the City Awards, where she was nominated for Trans Ally of the Year. 

Book Laïla El-Métoui

In 2023, Laïla El-Métoui, she secured a coveted spot on the National Diversity Power List Honours (Top 50), showcasing her unwavering commitment despite navigating an invisible disability.  

Choose Laïla as your Equity Educator or your panel discussion and bring her wealth of experience to your audience. Elevate your events with a speaker who doesn’t just talk about inclusion but lives it. 

Awards and Honours  

  • 2023: Founder of the Embassy Model Summit 
  • 2023: National Diversity Power List Honours (Top 50) 
  • 2023: Rainbow Honours Nominee for UK Queer Arabs 
  • 2023: Trans Ally of the Year, Trans in the City 
  • 2021: Top 100 Pride Power List 
  • 2020: Stonewall Lesbian Role Model of the Year 
  • 2020: DIVA Awards Unsung Hero shortlist nominee 

Book Laïla now to ignite inclusivity and transformative learning in your next event! 

Featured Topics Include:

1
Intersectionality
  • Historical and legal context
  • Deconstructing power and privilege
  • Microaggressions and incivilities
  • Practical tools for intersectional allyship
2
LGBTIQA+ Allyship
  • Gender orientations, gender identities and expressions
  • Visibility and representation
  • Historical context
  • Inclusive language
  • Practical tools for LGBTIQA+ allyship
  • The impact of Section 28
3
Inclusive recruitment
  • Sourcing channels
  • Inclusive job adverts and interviews
  • Onboarding and inclusive welcome
  • Belonging and authenticity in the workplace
4
Employee engagement
  • ERGs (Employee Resource Groups)
  • Belonging
  • Intersectionality
  • Practical tools for authenticity and belonging
5
Mental health and well-being
  • Brief historical overview of impact of legislation on LGBTIQA+
  • Being in the closet/ coming out
  • Stigma and internalisation
  • Practical tools for better wellbeing and authenticity
6
Curriculum diversification

For schools, further education colleges and universities

  • LGBTIQA+ history, language and people
  • Intersecting identities, power and privilege.
  • Embedding LGBTIQA+ lives in the curriculum
  • Supporting learners and parents / carers
  • Challenging discrimination
7
Let's Talk about Menopause: Supporting People through Menopause in the Workplace: Best Practices and Strategies for Intersectional Support.

Menopause can have a significant impact on people's health and wellbeing, as well as their performance in the workplace. It is important for employers and colleagues to understand the challenges that people going through menopause may face and how to support them during this transition. This interactive webinar will provide practical strategies and best practices for supporting people through menopause in the workplace.

  • Understand the impact of menopause on people's health and wellbeing, as well as their performance in the workplace.
  • Identify legal considerations related to menopause in the workplace.
  • Learn practical strategies for communicating about menopause and creating a supportive work environment.
  • Understand the impact of menopause on mental health and wellbeing and learn strategies for supporting employees.
1
Intersectionality
  • Historical and legal context
  • Deconstructing power and privilege
  • Microaggressions and incivilities
  • Practical tools for intersectional allyship
2
LGBTIQA+ Allyship
  • Gender orientations, gender identities and expressions
  • Visibility and representation
  • Historical context
  • Inclusive language
  • Practical tools for LGBTIQA+ allyship
  • The impact of Section 28
3
Inclusive recruitment
  • Sourcing channels
  • Inclusive job adverts and interviews
  • Onboarding and inclusive welcome
  • Belonging and authenticity in the workplace
4
Employee engagement
  • ERGs (Employee Resource Groups)
  • Belonging
  • Intersectionality
  • Practical tools for authenticity and belonging
5
Mental health and well-being
  • Brief historical overview of impact of legislation on LGBTIQA+
  • Being in the closet/ coming out
  • Stigma and internalisation
  • Practical tools for better wellbeing and authenticity
6
Curriculum diversification

For schools, further education colleges and universities

  • LGBTIQA+ history, language and people
  • Intersecting identities, power and privilege.
  • Embedding LGBTIQA+ lives in the curriculum
  • Supporting learners and parents / carers
  • Challenging discrimination
7
Let's Talk about Menopause: Supporting People through Menopause in the Workplace: Best Practices and Strategies for Intersectional Support.

Menopause can have a significant impact on people's health and wellbeing, as well as their performance in the workplace. It is important for employers and colleagues to understand the challenges that people going through menopause may face and how to support them during this transition. This interactive webinar will provide practical strategies and best practices for supporting people through menopause in the workplace.

  • Understand the impact of menopause on people's health and wellbeing, as well as their performance in the workplace.
  • Identify legal considerations related to menopause in the workplace.
  • Learn practical strategies for communicating about menopause and creating a supportive work environment.
  • Understand the impact of menopause on mental health and wellbeing and learn strategies for supporting employees.
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I particularly appreciate Laila's friendly, didactic approach, training straight to the point with practical tips. She is responsive and highly organised and has a genuine commitment to equity diversity, and inclusion."

Adrien Gaubert, myGwork

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Made me feel heard but I also liked the opportunity to hear other people's experiences and strategies."

BAME Recruitment

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