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Top Diversity Speakers

Studies have shown that employees are happier at a workplace where diversity and inclusion are central elements of the culture. Happier teams are more productive, which leads to an increase in sales and improved profits.

Our top diversity speakers provide practical tools and strategies to create diverse teams and workplaces. Many of them are professional consultants who regularly help large organizations and businesses with understanding diversity in the workplace.  

See below for a wide selection of internationally recognized top diversity speakers

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Speakers about diversity (65)

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Mallory Brown

Impact Storyteller, Global Humanitarian, Empathy Keynote Speaker

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Speaker Mallory Brown is an impactful humanitarian dedicated to striving for change across the globe. She is a global traveler, putting attention on those in need. In efforts to pay it forward, she raises awareness for others to aid in a great...

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Matt Lindley

LGBTQ+ diversity expert and former RAF pilot brings you the best Inclusive Leadership and Diversity keynotes to your next event

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Speaker Matt Liney is an LGBTQ+ diversity expert and former RAF pilot. As a royal pilot, Matt had to hide his true self: however, thanks to an inspirational leader in the Royal Squadron, Matt came out and found his professional and personal...

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Winston Ben Clements

Take a stand for a life that knows no excuses and no limits – with Winston the Resilience and Diversity expert

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Due to a rare bone disorder which stunted his growth, speaker Winston Ben Clements was expected to live a  life of pain and isolation. However, knowing no excuses and limits, Winston has taken a stand for living his life to the fullest. Today, as...

Tessa Sanderson

Six times Olympian and winner of a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics. The only British woman to win a throwing gold medal

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Motivational speaker Tessa Sanderson has competed in six Olympic Games from 1976 to 1996. She is best-known for winning an Olympic gold medal for the javelin in 1984, and she is currently the only British woman ever to win a throwing gold medal....

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Thomas Duncan Bell

Meet The Bipolar Businessman – the inspiring mental health expert who helps organisations all over the world to implement change programmes

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Speaker Thomas Duncan Bell is a truly inspiring mental health expert. After growing up in difficult circumstances, Thomas successfully turned his life around to help other people. Known internationally as The Bipolar Businessman, Thomas has already...

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Marissa Afton

Executive coach and corporate consultant who can transform your organization's members with mindfulness

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Speaker Marissa Afton is a leadership expert and corporate consultant who helps Fortune 500 companies by providing them with strong cultural change solutions. Her research-based and customized solutions proved to be a success over 4 continents....

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Jos Dirkx

International speaker on a mission to challenge the status quo and making the world better through equal and inclusive societies

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World traveled keynote speaker Jos Dirkx is an award-winning communications adviser and creative strategist. Jos has a passion for changing the world by challenging the status quo in businesses and societies. A captivating and inspirational speaker,...

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Alana M. Hill

With The Ms. Engineer Way™ Alana helps your audiences use change leadership in their professional and personal life

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Speaker Alana M. Hill is a change leadership expert. As a professional consultant, Alana inspires professionals to lead using change in their lives and in their businesses. Her dynamic and engaging keynotes show all audiences how to convey empathy,...

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Tony Chatman

Successful corporate relationship expert, author, and musician helping businesses reaching new heights

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Speaker Tony Chatman is a thought leader and expert of corporate relations. He helps organizations by delivering the right strategy to reinvent the business in powerful ways. Tony has helped big corporations and government agencies such as Estee...

Jose Flores

Mental toughness expert, author and coach bringing forth motivation by sharing his unique story of overcoming adversity

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Speaker Jose Flores is a captivating international expert of motivation. He travels the world sharing his special story of the struggles of growing up with a physical disability. As a speaker, trainer and coach, he is passionate about showing the...

Peter Ivanov

Business consultant and expert on how to manage virtual teams for company growth

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Keynote speaker Peter Ivanov specializes in new leadership that supports business and management in our global world where more teams are separated geographically. Peter is an expert on creating power teams and is an engaging and motivating speaker....

John Gregory Vincent

Gallup consultant, former Command Master Chief, coach, and leadership expert advises companies on leadership

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Speaker John Gregory Vincent is a thrilling and captivating expert of leadership, behavioral change and inclusion through strengths. His expertise stems from leading in the intense and inclusive world of the submarines, serving the country as a...

Thomas Mulhern

Globally Local - Global Talent & Diversity Management

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In this globalized world, you often fall behind if you don’t attract international talent. What’s more, you have to properly integrate the talented individuals you recruit in order to maximize retention. As Managing Director of Globally Local,...

Natalie Cofield

Highly experienced entrepreneur and executive inspiring and spreading her passion for entrepreneurship around the globe

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Speaker Natalie Cofield is an influential millennial at the nexus of business, community and politics. As an advocate, founder and educator, she supports the growth of diversity and entrepreneurship around the world. As an entrepreneur and...

Hayley Barnard

Managing Director & strategist at MIX Diversity Developers Ltd and expert of unconscious bias and diversity and inclusion

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Keynote speaker Hayley Barnard is an expert of unconscious bias and diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She is a talented communicator and an engaging keynote...

Tanyalee Davis

Disabled Comedian & Speaker on Body Positivity

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Keynote speaker Tanyalee Davis is a 3 foot 6 inch stand-up comedian who is headlining at comedy clubs, colleges, and comedy festivals throughout the UK, and the world. She brings to the stage her very own unique perspective and somewhat racy brand...

Lili Gil Valletta

Cultural intelligence expert, award-winning entrepreneur and advocate to minority and women-owned businesses

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Keynote speaker Lili Gil Valletta is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and an award-winning entrepreneur. After immigrating to the US from Colombia, she had a successful corporate career including a 10-year tenure at Johnson & Johnson,...

Bill Walton

Basketball legend, broadcaster and humanitarian renowned as one of the best speakers from the world of sports

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As entertaining as he is insightful, speaker Bill Walton is renowned as one of the best speakers from the world of sports. As a speaker Bill Walton brings passion to the stage and inspires audiences with tales from an improbable life in sport and...

Polly LaBarre

Author, co-founder of the Management Lab (MLab), and business consultant helping corporations manage disruptive change

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Author, business consultant and speaker Polly LaBarre has worked with leaders to make their businesses innovative, resilient and inspiring for over 2 decades! Polly’s field-tested insights help organizations change the way they change! Effectively...

Katty Kay

Lead Anchor, BBC World News America, Gender Equality Advocate, Moderator, Discussion Leader, and Interviewer

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Speaker Katty Kay is an award-winning anchor for BBC News based in Washington, DC. In her keynotes, Katty displays a deep understanding of current political events, drawing on her international background. She is also a strong advocate for women in...

Özlem Cekic

An inspiring speaker and author using her own experience as a politician, political debater and former nurse

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Keynote speaker Özlem Cekic is highly sought-after for her insights into integration of immigrants and diversity in the workplace. She rose from humble beginnings to become a nurse, politician and well-known debater. Now a keynote speaker Özlem...

Kaplan Mobray

Business Speaker & Branding Consultant

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Drawing on over 15 years of experience as a successful business executive, speaker Kaplan Mobray provides insights into leadership, branding and workforce diversity. He is a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, the award-winning author of “The...

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Roy Gluckman

Diversity & Inclusion Expert and Speaker

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Roy Gluckman is a speaker, consultant and workshop builder on Diversity and Inclusion. Roy believes in tough conversations and is on a mission to help organizations talk about race, ethnicity and gender in an open and authentic way. A keynote with...

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Charlotte Sweeney

Founder of Charlotte Sweeney Associates, thought leader and expert in inclusion, diversity and equality in the workplace

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Speaker Charlotte Sweeney is an expert in diversity, inclusion and equality in the workplace. Charlotte works in the public and private sector and is seen as a thought leader in her field. A keynote with Charlotte will contribute to your corporate...

Kelsey Tainsh

Inspirational and passionate keynote speaker empowering her audiences to bravely face their own challenges

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Keynote speaker Kelsey Tainsh has, at the age of 28, been through more than most will endure in a lifetime. Instead of letting her challenges weigh her down, Kelsey passionately spreads the message of what persistence and perspective can achieve -...

Manuel Wachter

Coach and expert on unconscious bias introducing the key concepts that make diversity, inclusion and belonging successful

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Speaker Manuel Wachter is a global expert on unconscious bias and inclusive coaching. His keynote speeches introduce organizations to the key concepts and best practices that make diversity, inclusion and belonging sustainable successful. Manuel has...

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Matt Ellison

Thought-provoking speaker on identity, courage & acceptance basing his keynotes on his own story as a transgender man

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Speaker Matt Ellison is inspiring and thought-provoking. In today’s world we are becoming more and more accepting of transgender people yet there’s still widespread misunderstanding which makes it an important topic to discuss. Matt’s...

Anna Rosling Rönnlund

Usability Designer & Big Data Visualizer, aiming to improve the understanding of the world we live in.

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Keynote speaker Anna Rosling Rönnlund is a co-founder and board member of the Gapminder Foundation. She presents eye-opening keynote presentations on how it’s possible to visualize global patterns in a way that really reflects everyday life...

Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe

Co-founder of Real World Group and organisational psychologist specialising in inclusive leadership

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Keynote speaker Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe, PhD, MBA, MSC, CPsychol, FBPS, has spent 25+ years in research and consultancy supporting the leadership development of individuals, and increasing leadership capacity in organisations. She is a Chartered...

Emily Freeman

Developer advocate, author of DevOps for Dummies and former competitive power lifter

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Keynote speaker Emily Freeman is an engaging and humorous presenter on a variety of topics ranging from software to management. A former competitive power-lifter and ghostwriter, Emily had a slightly-older-than-quarterlife crisis and made the bold...

Barjis Chohan

Social entrepreneur, multicultural fashion designer and a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in business

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Our keynote speaker Barjis Chohan is a woman of many talents; a designer, social entrepreneur, and a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in business. She is a great speaker on topics ranging from womens’ rights to making the arts...

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Billie Jordan

Motivational Speaker and Founder of The Hip Op-eration Crew dancing her way to improved mental health and well being.

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Keynote speaker Billie Jordan is a true inspiration to many. She’s had a life filled with ups and downs, and now Hollywood is planning to make her life into a blockbuster movie. She is the founder of The Hip Op-eration Crew™ - a hip hop dance...

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Fiona Citkin

Intercultural Consultant

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Keynote speaker Fiona Citkin, a former Fulbright Scholar from Ukraine, is a professional educator, author, public speaker, and internationally renowned intercultural consultant, who learned about reinventing herself and succeeding in America from...

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Alain Safa

Trainer, business owner, peace builder and poet transforming the lives of organisations and individuals for the better

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Our keynote speaker Alain Safa is a Swedish Lebanese poet and transformation agent who empowers his clients through storytelling. His goal is to develop leaders with passion, joy, and a greater quality of life. He has 40 years of experience...

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Risha Grant

Consultant & CEO of an award-winning diversity consulting firm on a mission to utilize diversity communication strategies

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Keynote speaker Risha Grant is DIVERSITY PERSONIFIED; everything from her gender and race, to her lifestyle and business. She is also the owner of a Diversity Consulting firm, tackling economic issues on a day-to-day basis; as a speaker she will...

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Rufus Gifford

Former US Ambassador to Denmark and senior aide to President Barack Obama now running for Congress to help rebuild trust

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Our keynote speaker Rufus Gifford is easily the most popular US ambassador Denmark has ever had. Together with his husband, Stephen, he has won the hearts of the Danes and become a household name. In his keynotes, Rufus speaks about his time in...

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Mark Pollock

Explorer, innovator and collaboration catalyst well-known for being the first blind person to race to the South Pole

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Unbroken by blindness in 1998, the strong-willed speaker Mark Pollock went on to compete in ultra endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps, including being the first blind person to race to the South Pole. He also won silver...

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Frank Garten (PhD)

Intercultural communcation expert sharing valuable insights into cooperation between people from different cultures

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The keynote speaker Frank Garten is an expert on intercultural communication and management. As the author of several books and a popular speaker and trainer, he knows that the best communication starts with...

David Neita

Director of ELECT, lawyer and poet with a mission to advance empowerment through poetry, politics and public service

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Lawyer & Poet, keynote speaker David Neita is widely regarded as one of the most engaging and informative social justice practitioners in London. He has built a reputation for representing marginalized individuals and groups and is dedicated...

Jitske Kramer

Corporate anthropologist and expert in diversity & inclusion who specializes in building strong tribes

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Speaker Jitske Kramer is a successful corporate anthropologist and presenter. She is an expert in the field of diversity and inclusion as well as a best-selling author. Her passionate presentations release undiscovered potentials and teach powerful...

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Lee Meadows

Experienced leadership and management professor helping clients to improve individual workplace productivity

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Keynote speaker Lee Meadows is an award winning Professor of Management and sought after presenter. The successful author has over 30 years of business and teaching experience. Using the combination of his theoretical as well as his practical...

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Lenny Henry

Comedian, actor & presenter Lenny Henry is one of the most recognizable, experienced faces in mainstream British comedy

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Keynote speaker Lenny Henry is a stand-up comedian, actor, radio host and presenter, known for co-founding and contributing to the charity Comic Relief and presenting various popular TV programs. A naturally funny and experienced speaker and...

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Stephen Frost

Global leader in diversity and inclusion solutions helps organizations embody leadership, inclusion and success

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Our keynote speaker Stephen Frost is one of the world's leading experts on inclusion, diversity, and leadership. His extensive knowledge in the field has led him around the world, where he has successfully assisted companies and worked in...

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Keith Wyche

Business transformation specialist being a real game changer for businesses trying to thrive in an ever-changing world

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Our keynote speaker Keith Wyche is an excellent presenter in the field of business transformation. Named one of the top 100 African American executives by both Savoy and Black Enterprise Magazines, Keith continues to be a creative, energetic and...

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Bill Treasurer

Business insider, leadership expert and founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC)

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The keynote speaker Bill Treasurer is the originator of "courage-building," a new development practice that is gaining wide influence in organizations around the world. An experienced business insider, he challenges the conventional wisdom on...

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Caroline Adams Miller

Positive psychology and Grit & Goals™ expert and one of the leading experts on the science behind successful goalsetting

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Keynote speaker Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP has for almost 3 decades been an innovative pioneer within goal setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. A leader in the field of Positive Psychology, she knows how it can be applied to...

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Will Greenwood MBE

Former rugby player known as one of England's best players ever, entrepreneur and owner of SuperSkills Experiences

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Our keynote speaker Will Greenwood MBE, former rugby player for England, uses his plentiful experience from the pitch and the world of business to give charming & inspirational keynotes on leadership, change management, and...

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Legendary paralympic athlete & commentator having many different skills, which makes an unusually great speaker

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain's most successful Paralympic athlete. In combination with her English wit and lively personality, her ample experience from the worlds of sport, business, and politics makes her an unusually inspiring...

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Ole Kassow

Founder and social entrepreneur inspiring people and organizations to create a happier and more purposeful world

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Keynote speaker Ole Kassow is firm believer in the importance of strong values like good citizenship, kindness, and trust. The founder of a global movement, he continuously challenges conventional thinking with initiatives that create strong...

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Manuel Knight

Developer of the corn philosophy and organizational expert with a deep understanding of human behavior and driving forces

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Keynote speaker Manuel Knight is an award winning speaker on leadership, organizational culture and motivation. The speaker veteran is an inspiration to his audience and a meeting with Manuel Knight leaves a long-lasting impression. He is a wake-up...

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Mel Kleiman

Business owner and retention expert known for delivering high impact and improving employee hiring processes

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Keynote speaker Mel Kleiman's, CSP, expertise is based on his personal experience as the onetime owner of three different businesses, including the largest group of Hertz Rent-A-Car franchise locations in the U.S., as well as his extensive research...

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Ronan Tynan

Medical doctor, paralympian, recording artist and motivational speaker moving people like few others can

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Our keynote speaker Ronan Tynan, MD is a successful artist, storyteller, and his ability to inspire, motivate, and empower audiences make his performances unique. Dr. Ronan Tynan has performed at historic events including Ronald Reagan’s funeral...

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Richard de Hoop

Certified Belbin Team Role Trainer and motivational speaker helping businesses future proof with the sound of music

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Keynote speaker Richard de Hoop unites business knowledge, creativity and music. His audiences are delighted by his ability to balance between content and entertainment in his electrifying presentations. Being an authentic and enthusiastic speaker,...

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Ken Dychtwald

Futurist, author, psychologist, entrepreneur and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing & healthcare

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Over the past 35+ years, our keynote speaker Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America´s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, healthcare and workforce implications of the age wave. He has dedicated his life...

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Keith Ferrazzi

Author, entrepreneur & business strategist helping people and organizations adopt new behaviors that spur greater success

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Our keynote speaker Keith Ferrazzi is the Founder and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight. He provides market leaders with strategic consulting and training services to increase company sales and enhance team...

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Kathy Buckley

Author, popular comedienne and actress delivering motivational and powerful self-improvement keynotes

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Our keynote speaker Kathy Buckley is a charming and popular comedienne, author, actress and praised public speaker. Overcoming obstacles such as hearing impairment, a violent jeep accident, and ovarian cancer has made Kathy a strong and devoted...

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René Carayol

Business guru. facilitator and speaker on leadership who has worked closely with some of the world's biggest leaders

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Keynote speaker René Carayol is the world's #1 leadership speaker. His focus on culture and inspirational leadership encourages the audience to realize that right attitudes and leadership-oriented minds are important to ensure the continuous...

Sally Hogshead

Fascination expert, author, and creator of The Fascination Advantage® advising companies in brand building

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Using her science-based Fascinate system, keynote speaker Sally Hogshead teaches how to instantly persuade and captivate in a world with a 9-second attention...

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Ian Goldin

Former Vice President and Director of Policy at the World Bank and a worldwide appreciated economist and author

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Keynote speaker Ian Goldin is a worldwide appreciated economist and author. The former Vice President and Director of Policy at the World Bank delivers keynotes on economic issues, globalization, future trends and a variety of other topics. He is a...

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Stephen Shapiro

Respected Business Innovation Expert, Appreciated Author and Leading Consultant helping businesses think outside the box

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Our keynote speaker Stephen Shapiro has delivered his groundbreaking presentations in over 40 countries and has changed their perspectives on innovation to hundreds of thousands of people. The results speak for themselves. The content of every...

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Frans Johansson

Entrepreneur, innovation expert, consultant, and author best-known for making the business case for diversity

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Keynote speaker Frans Johansson demonstrates how the best ideas and innovation come from collaboration between people with diverse experiences, skills, expertise, perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. Simply stated, Johansson is known for making...

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Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

Published Neuroanatomist and stroke survivor; a story that she is famous for sharing in the second most viewed TED Talk

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Keynote Speaker Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist who experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain in 1996. In 2008, Dr. Jill gave a presentation at the TED Conference in Monterey, CA,...

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Doug Lipp

Expert on customer service and global competitiveness helping organizations strengthen their corporate culture

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Candid. Passionate. Relevant. Keynote speaker Doug Lipp is on a crusade to help organizations strengthen their corporate culture, boost business performance, and unapologetically, have fun while doing it. Doug Lipp can take you on an entertaining...

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Chuck Underwood

Pioneer within the field of generational studies coaching some of the biggest organizations in behavior and leadership

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Our keynote speaker Chuck Underwood is one of the original pioneers within the field of generational studies. He continues to use his original principles and has become one of the most popular and well respected speakers within the field. He...

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Andrew Bryant

Self-leadership expert inspiring organizations to reflect and take action, leaving them energized and motivated

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More than just a motivational keynote speaker Andrew Bryant, CSP, is a Self Leadership Expert. Andrew’s audiences are engaged, energized and then inspired to reflect and take action. He has worked with the senior leadership of multi-national...

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Diversity in the workplace creates more innovation as a variety of different viewpoints can offer fresh and new perspectives and drive the organisation forward. A lot of people also book speakers on diversity to get a better understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion. Creating internal communication strategies that meet and target everyone gives people a sense of belonging and purpose. 

Diverse workplaces welcome and accept every cultural background and recognize the individuality of all of us. Diversity includes practising mutual respect for each other and being aware of prejudices that may affect how we act around each other – personally and professionally.  

Diversity is one of the most popular speaking topics as it ties into a lot of different challenges for businesses. Diversity management and diversity leadership is a valuable skill for today’s leaders as it ensures innovation and creativity across working teams while also ensuring that everyone feels welcome and important.

Our top diversity speakers talk about issues and challenges you probably didn’t even know about. They provide solutions to these challenges and explain the importance of being aware of people’s backgrounds. Diversity and inclusion is a popular topic and whether companies wish to become more innovative or to create better work environments, booking a speaker on diversity is a great start. 

Diverse workplaces embrace people’s differences and breaks with the idea of employees just fitting in. Workplaces should embody people’s differences when it comes to religion, culture, language, age, gender and abilities. Booking a keynote with one of our top diversity speakers will give you valuable insights into becoming a diverse organisation.

A diverse organisation also relates and understands their customers better, allowing the company to provide excellent customer service globally. Furthermore, companies embracing diversity of people at the workplace are better at attracting top talent all over the world. Especially younger generations care deeply about equality and inclusion, and organisations who wish to appeal to these generations must start taking action. Particularly gender diversity seems to be an important topic as more people are fighting for the right to be their true self – organisations should recognize this!

Book our top diversity speakers for your next event, conference or seminar so you can start seeing the benefits of diversity. 

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