Diversity & Inclusion Speaker

Inspiring Inclusion for greater retention, innovation & profitability

Hayley Barnard is one of the world’s leading authorities on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, known for her action-oriented, transformative speeches that have inspired audiences around the globe since 2013. Hayley’s unique style blends deep expertise with humour and approachability, making her an invaluable addition to any event.

Book Hayley and you will never get a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Every speech is tailored meticulously to the audience and organisation, a strategy that has made her a favourite with clients as diverse as Microsoft, Just Eat and the NHS.

Hayley recently delivered her inspiring session to over 3000 people at our annual conference. She really tailored her messaging to our colleagues and business and managed to make D&I practical and tangible.

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Hayley recently spoke at our global company meeting on the topic of Diversity, Unconscious Bias and Inclusivity in the workplace. The talk was engaging, thought-provoking and a great kick off to our speaker series.

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Hayley's Approach

Organisations – and people – don't change overnight. Hayley’s aim is to meet people where they are and equip them to take the next step, from challenging some of their own biases, to stepping out of their comfort zone.

Whether delivering a speech to an audience of thousands, a workshop for CEOs or a webinar for dispersed leaders, Hayley’s relaxed style invites candid discussion on difficult issues - creating a real buzz amongst teams and audiences. To see some examples of Hayley in action, watch her showreel »

Hayley's Recent Keynotes

Biased, who me?

Unconscious Bias (implicit bias) – we all have it! This talk will explain how to spot it and what you can do to reduce its impact at work.

Inclusion leadership

Inspiring leaders to champion diversity, equity and inclusion. Practical steps to overcome bias and build diverse and inclusive team.

How to be an ally

Three ways to be a better ally in the workplace and how your privilege may be getting in the way.

Why D&I is good for business

Unpacking the business case for diversity and why equity and inclusion is worth fighting for. Also, what’s in it for you.


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