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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity comes in many forms, from those you are born with like race, gender and sexuality, to life changing experiences that alter the course of your journey forever. From the disabilities you can see, to those you cannot.

 

Figures of diversity who raise their voice cause a ripple effect for the people around them, strong enough to change the definition of what we perceive “normal” to be. Without these people, we can’t achieve personal or societal growth. Though diversity speakers are immensely brave, they are also human beings like the rest of us, proving that we are all capable of rewriting our fate and changing people's minds.

 

What Is A Diversity Speaker?

 

Speakers that specialise in diversity and inclusion travel the country to promote acceptance and tackle discrimination head-on. With the intention of empowering people of all races, sexualities, genders, abilities, religions and more, diversity speakers are experts in inclusivity. From psychologists and scientists to ordinary people with extraordinary experiences, diversity speakers use their knowledge to turn the world into a more accepting place, one speech at a time. 

 

Why Should I Book A Diversity Speaker? 

 

As of 2019, the Global Human Capital Trends researched the importance of diversity, finding that 78% of respondents believe that inclusion is a market advantage (Deloitte). Additionally, Forbes found that companies who have more diverse management have a higher revenue of 19%, when compared to those who don’t. A study by Glassdoor also found that 57% of employees want their company to do more for diversity, and judging from these findings their employees should listen.

 

With only 8.8% of minorities working as managers, directors and senior officials (Changeboard), and only 23.7% of FTSE 250 boards being women (Forbes), it is clear that something needs to change. Diversity speakers have the passion, drive and eloquence to educate people on not just the importance of diversity, but how to spot and tackle instances of discrimination.

LGBT History Month
Megan Lupton
Megan Lupton | 13th October 2021
In the diversity and inclusion calendar, it is important to recognise LGBT History Month every February ahead of LGBT Pride Month in June. The two events work together to educate people on historic LGBTQ+ events, celebrate …
International Women's Day
Jack Hayes
Jack Hayes | 29th September 2021
International Women's Day appreciates the amazing achievements made by women throughout the course of history. Take a look at this blog to see what the day encompasses and how you can celebrate in 2021. 
Black History Month
Jack Hayes
Jack Hayes | 23rd June 2021
With the UK’s Black History Month (BHM) fast approaching, now is the time to book a powerful speaker for your inclusion-themed event. With their emotive accounts of prejudice and knowledge of Black history, these speakers have a resounding impact on…
How-To Guide: Embracing Cognitive Diversity In The Workplace
Megan Lupton
Megan Lupton | 20th May 2021
Despite the common phrase urging that “great minds think alike”, many business professionals today believe that great minds, in fact, think differently.  Cognitive diversity is quickly becoming a hot topic on the speaking circuit, as more…