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Jos Dirkx

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International, award-winning speaker, founder and author whose work on The Future of Work, Learning, Diversity & Inclusion, and Conscious Leadership has influenced thousands across the world.

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World-traveled keynote speaker and Singularity University Faculty member Jos Dirkx is a two-time founder, best-selling author, global D&I expert and CEO of an Artificial and Emotional Intelligence startup.

Jos has worked with international MNCs: Dell EMC, L’Oreal, PwC, World Economic Forum Women in Leadership, Van Cleef & Arpels, TED, BestJobs and many others. Her speeches for top executives – from global banks, to advertising agencies, to large corporations – are honest, clear and engaging. She has worked hand-in-hand with global dignitaries, including UN officials, a Nobel Peace Prize Winner, and Fortune50 CEOs. With experience across the US, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, Jos builds connections seamlessly to motivate, inspire and move the audience. She has spoken at online conferences, with virtual audiences up to 24, 000.

Jos has traveled to 99 countries which allows her to highlight multiple perspectives in a relatable, honest and passionate way while presenting her keynote speeches to international clients. She makes the world’s toughest topics understandable and real.

Through her business acumen, international travel and diverse upbringing, she presents complex topics with ease, while remaining connected to the audience and building an engaging rapport.

Jos has extensive experience in the corporate world and has founded several organizations, including an AI startup, merging the latest technology with conscious learning for the Future of
Work, and an award-winning communications consultancy. Her entrepreneurial experience building teams across cultures, time-zones and communication barriers means she provides invaluable insights to companies now struggling with remote work.

As an international public speaker, Jos has drawn audiences across the world, in cities as diverse as Johannesburg, New York, London, Riyadh and Dubai. Born in Brazil, Jos has lived in 13
countries. She has always had a passion for challenging the status quo and elevating awareness around inequality by presenting actionable strategies for change. Jos has initiated several
movements to fight for access to quality, global education. She does this through the strategic use of technology combined with value-based learning.

As a speaker, Jos Dirkx is full of life and energy on stage. She speaks on a variety of topics – from the Future of Work, to learning, to diversity and conscious leadership – equally important for all of us and our collective future. As a business, team, leader, individual or someone searching for inspiration, you’ll find eye-opening points, tangible takeaways and a heartfelt openness from Jos’s keynotes. You won’t be disappointed.

Jos was selected as a 50 Global Heroes Ending Violence Against Children (alongside others like Hilary Clinton and Maria Eitel), a 2019 Woman to Watch, a Women Deliver Young Leader, a Nike Girl Effect Challenge winner, a Microsoft YouthSpark winner, an Ashoka Changemaker. Her work and research have been awarded and featured in publications worldwide e.g. Entrepreneur Magazine, Mail & Guardian, CNBC, etc.

Here’s some of Jos’ most recent talks (updated May 2021):

  • Keynote May 2021: CIPDME People Conference – Future of Exponential Education 
  • Panel May 2021: TieCon 2021: Future of Work with VP Facebook, EVP VmWare, EVP RingCentral, EVP
  • Keynote April 2021: General Electric – Future of Work
  • Keynote April 2021: Absa Bank – AI and the Future of Work
  • Keynote March 2021: PwC – Diversity & Inclusion
  • Keynote February 2021: Ahlstrom – Diversity & Inclusion
  • Keynote February 2021: SingularityU – Future of Exponential Education
  • Interview February 2021The51 – AI and Exponential Education
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    Creativity and Innovation – how do we best prepare for the future of learning?

    • In this keynote, Jos talks about important skills for the future like empathy, confidence and storytelling and how to leverage technology in getting these narratives across. Jos focuses on building a mindset for creativity – get ready to be challenged, to get up on your feet and to think outside of your comfort zone!

    Keynote by speaker Jos Dirkx

    Does anyone really get Diversity & Inclusion?

    We all talk about it, but do any of us really understand D&I? How can we ensure D&I becomes an automatic element in decision-making? How do we honestly and openly challenge our own perceptions around unconscious bias?

    • Through a series of exercises and real-life examples, Jos leverages an understanding of our own cultural bias in order to take responsibility for change.

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    The Global Impact of Listening – how we can shift cultural perceptions

    • In this keynote, Jos looks at how we can have difficult conversations based on conscious communication and mindful messaging, in order to shift cultural perceptions and challenge our pre-existing bias. Through Energy Based Leadership, Jos helps executives become aware of simple cues that could change the way they do business.
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“Hugely engaging, passionate and provocative in the most positive of ways, we were delighted to host Jos on our panel.”


Jos is just amazing! She’s so humble and kind, considering her huge background, having won awards in media and being a world traveler. And despite all this she remains so beautiful in and out, and so simple and kind...


“Charming, energetic, great stage presence are the first things that come to mind. Jos is a very experienced professional that managed to fully grab the attention of the crowd with her stunning speech and passion on the subject of Diversity & Inclusion. Everything went perfectly well. Jos is a true professional and her speech was inspirational.”


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Jos is an insightful leader, a visionary and highly motivational.

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