Diversity and Inclusion Speakers
Workplaces with diverse and inclusive cultures benefit greatly from diversity of thought, talent, experience and knowledge. This leads to a happier, more fulfilled and more productive workforce and a much more successful organisation.
Somi Arian is a Tech-Philosopher, Filmmaker, Author, Entrepreneur, Investor, and LinkedIn Top Voice. With a background in philosophy of science and technology, Somi describes her role in society as a 'Transition Architect'. As humans merge with technology, and society enters a new phase of human evolution, Somi works on frameworks to address the challenges ahead.
Ben became a widower at the age of 33 and a single father to his two-year-old son when his wife Desreen was tragically killed by a car that mounted the pavement. His first-hand understanding of heartbreak, grief, and survival, as well as his experience as a single father to an autistic child, allows him to articulate a series of perspective-changing insights
Lisa was diagnosed with metastatic secondary breast cancer in 2017 and given just six months to live. She uses her experience of “learning to live whilst dying” to share moving insights about resilience, self-belief and dealing with a life-changing diagnosis
Steve is a Suicide Awareness and Prevention Advocate who is committed to moving towards a Zero Suicide Society; one that is willing and able to do all it can to prevent all preventable suicides in the UK and overseas, following the death of his son Jordan in 2019
Dubai-based Egyptian athlete, mountaineer, Nike Running ambassador and women’s rights activist Manal embodies our ethos of ‘inspiration with impact’ having used her ideas, passion and positivity to change perceptions and lives around the world
Social entrepreneur and global changemaker, passionate about ending global poverty and also the role sport can play in society. Based in Edinburgh, Mel has spoken all over the world, from the Sydney Opera House to the World Economic Forum in Davos, and to everyone from world leaders to schoolchildren