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Bring empathy to the business world

Belinda Parmar OBE

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Thought-provoking speaker on technology and the power of empathy: transform your business through empathy

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Belinda Parmar is a diversity campaigner and the CEO of The Empathy Business. She uses the science of empathy to change the way companies transform their organisations focusing on leadership, communications and operations. She is the creator of the Global Empathy Index which was published in the Harvard Business Review- the first index to measure empathy and inclusion at scale.

Reasons to book Belinda Parmar

  • She is leading an empathy revolution at work and has helped change some of the world’s biggest banks and energy companies in Europe.
  • Belinda is an expert in nudge theory and works with companies to make hundreds of ‘empathy nudges’ in a company that come the grassroots of an organisation.
  • She is passionate about speaking and helping others, and her energetic style and charisma ensures a fun and learning experience for everyone in the audience.

Belinda works with large companies to implement hundreds of ‘nudges’ and interventions that organically build an empathy revolution and give people simple practical ways they can create more inclusive cultures. Her focus is on belonging and diversity and creating more courageous cultures.

Belinda was Empathy-In-Residence at Barclays, Lloyds and Centrica and she created the first ever Empathy Hub in Europe’s largest bank. Belinda was chosen in 2019 to speak at Davos as she is a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum. Belinda was awarded an OBE in 2015 by the Queen for her services to women in technology. In 2020, she was chosen as one of the top 20 Global Public Figures in Diversity and in 2021 she was voted a top 20 Diversity Champion.

Belinda has a law degree and a languages degree and believes that the magic in companies happens when you combine rational and emotional thinking to drive change. She is the author of Little Miss Geek which is used in schools to inspire young women to become tech pioneers and is currently shortlisted for Woman of the Year 2022 in the Women in IT Awards.

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Workshop: How to Communicate with Empathy

  • This educating workshop will help leaders communicate at work with more empathy. Businesses can become dehumanised which creates unengaging conversations and actions.
  • Belinda brings in guest speakers and actors to show the power of language and how to influence behaviour. By the end of the workshop, participants will have the tools to communicate more emphatically in a way that persuades and creates results.
  • This workshop is currently helping a FTSE 100 companies rethink the way they communicate with empathy and initial trials have achieved a 50% increase in their Net Promoter Score.
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Workshop: How to Deliver Bad News With Empathy

An intense and practical workshop for those who are serious about growing and taking their empathy skills to the next level. Each participant will be evaluated before the workshop of their own empathy levels using measurement tool developed by The Empathy Business.

By the end of the workshop you will: :

  • Know how to identify and manage emotions during stressful times
  • Know the difference between sympathy and empathy and what that means
  • Have a set of tools that can be used for everyday conflict situations
  • Have a greater awareness of your own empathy levels and how your feelings and stress levels can affect your performance
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Other topics by Belinda Parmar

  • Technology
  • Diversity
  • Business
  • Empathy
Watch speaker Belinda Parmar talk about women in tech:

For women in tech, size matters | Belinda Parmar OBE | TEDxUCL

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Belinda Parmar OBE showreel 2022

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Belinda led a half-day empathy workshop for our AB inBev Direct-to-Consumer People (HR) team and it was the perfect session to upskill our team members on this important quality. Belinda really stepped in and got to know our team, our organisation and the individuals in the session, which meant the workshop was perfectly tailored to our specific needs and challenges. It was clear that during the session, the team responded to this and instantly connected and felt safe with Belinda. Belinda is a true expert when it comes to Empathy, but her super-power is bringing this to life within a corporate environment, to draw out the “so what?” and bring people on the journey with her. Whilst we loved the session, the whole team were left wanting more and I know this is therefore only the start of us working together with Belinda! Thank you again Belinda and team.

Annie Gorman


Just wanted to give you some feedback on Belinda, who spoke at our IWD event today as we really couldn't have asked for a better speaker. She took the time to prep with us (more than once), she really listened to our goals for the event and tailored her content with examples to match our audience expectations. Her delivery on the day was incredible; personable, funny, authentic and solicited really strong feedback from our attendees. We would absolutely recommend her to other businesses looking for someone to speak in her area of expertise and please don't hesitate to contact me if anyone needs a reference.

Laura Hillier

Marketing Director EMEA Bullhorn
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