Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Speakers: Foster Change in Your Workplace

Leading Authorities, Inc. speakers bureau's top diversity, equity, and inclusion keynote speakers are a great addition to add to any meeting or event program. The speakers on diversity and inclusion's unique perspectives highlight the importance of diversity in modern society. From topics directly associated with issues faced by minorities and women to fresh viewpoints on business, future trends, the economy, motivation, artificial intelligence, mental health, emotional intelligence, team building, business growth, trending topics, social justice, social change, diverse markets, workplace culture, and leadership, these cultural diversity and inclusion speakers make events well-rounded and relatable to a variety of audiences.

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Life Sciences Leader, Former EVP, Chief Medical Officer, & Chief Patient Officer at Pfizer, Inc.

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  • Local: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Europe: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Asia: £55,001 - £75,000*
A pioneer in medicine and leadership, Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall has been on the frontlines of healthcare for more than four decades as a clinician, researcher, and leader in the biopharmaceuticals and life sciences industries. Dr. Lewis-Hall is an incredible storyteller with a flair for well-timed humor who shares with audiences her powerful story and inspiring path to becoming a leader in the healthcare industry. Her talks motivate audience members to embrace pressure and determine their own destinations, just as she did on her path to being the first in her family to attend college, becoming a physician and, subsequently, a biopharmaceutical executive. Dr. Lewis-Hall’s message of perseverance, tenacity, equity, inclusion, and transparency is one that resonates with all audiences and diverse backgrounds.

Former Director, Executive Recruiting at Google and Holistic Leadership Strategist

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  • Local: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Europe: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Asia: £55,001 - £75,000*
Dedicated to creating the conscious workplace for tomorrow, Virginia “Ginny” Clarke is a seasoned executive recruiter who has advised at the highest levels of corporate America for decades. A proven expert in driving diverse leadership, she is the former director of executive recruiting at Google, where she led the company’s diversity, non-tech recruiting, and leadership internal mobility teams – finding and hiring senior leaders across the company. She also built a scaled internal mobility program for Google’s senior leaders and designed much of the infrastructure that supports their executive recruiting function today. In speeches, Clarke draws on her unparalleled experience assessing thousands of executives inside corporate C-Suites and boardrooms to bring a unique, holistic five-dimensional approach to true leadership that is essential now more than ever. She delivers “no-holds-barred” discussions on the root causes that lead to a lack of diversity in organizations, and provides the integrated solutions that anyone can use to affect change.

Boxing Champion, Elite Athlete, Fitness & Nutrition Expert, TV Host, Beauty & Lifestyle Brand CEO, Actress, Advocate for Children, Author, &Speaker

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  • Local: £75,001 and up*
  • US East: £75,001 and up*
  • US West: £75,001 and up*
  • Europe: £75,001 and up*
  • Asia: £75,001 and up*
Laila Ali is a world-class athlete, fitness & nutrition expert, TV host, cooking enthusiast, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand and mother of two. The daughter of late beloved global icon and humanitarian, Muhammad Ali, she is a four-time undefeated boxing world champion, whose stellar record includes 24 wins (21 of which were "knockouts") and zero losses. Laila is heralded as the most successful female in the history of women’s boxing.

Growth-Minded Leadership Expert, First-Ever Indian American Woman Partner at Deloitte

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  • Local: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • Europe: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Asia: £35,001 - £55,000*
Deepa Purushothaman (per-shot-a-man) is a corporate truth teller and inclusion visionary who, throughout her illustrious career, challenged and redefined the status quo of leadership, success, and power on her incredible journey of breaking glass ceilings and advancing the workplace for all people. For more than two decades, Deepa held various high-level executive leadership roles at Deloitte, eventually becoming the first Indian American woman and one of the youngest people ever to make partner at the internationally renowned global services firm, and breaking new ground for subsequent generations to follow in her footsteps.

Innovator and CEO, Uncharted

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  • Local: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US East: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • US West: £55,001 - £75,000*
  • Europe: £55,001 - £75,000*
  • Asia: £75,001 and up*
Jessica O. Matthews is the Founder & CEO of Uncharted, an award-winning energy and data technology company that develops infrastructure solutions for communities, facilities, and Internet of Things. The company was founded by Jessica when she was only 22 years old. Jessica’s research and career centers around the intersection of disruptive technology, renewable energy, human behavior, and the psychology of self-actualization. A dual citizen of Nigeria & the U.S., Jessica has a degree in Psychology and Economics from Harvard University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is listed on over 10 patents and patents pending—including her first invention of the SOCCKET, an energy generating soccer ball, at the age of 19.

Beauty Industry Leader, Founder & CEO of Skinphorea Facial Bar, and Creator of RevitalizeU Skincare Line

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  • Local: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US East: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US West: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • Europe: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Asia: £20,001 - £35,000*
A beauty industry vanguard, Jessie Hayes-Stallings is the founder and CEO of Skinphorea Facial Bar & Acne Clinic who took her passion for skincare and manifested it into the first facial bar and acne clinic in Metro Detroit — a concept that has made waves in the industry. She has set Skinphorea apart by providing customers with medical-grade skin treatments while creating an elevated and personalized, yet convenient relaxation experience. Not only does she create experiences for Skinphorea’s skincare clients, she also creates opportunities for beauty industry hopefuls. As an investor and a mentor, she has partnered with the state to develop an apprenticeship program that offers aspiring estheticians the opportunity to train to earn their esthetic license at Skinphorea before being offered a full-time position at the company.

Workplace Development & Success Engineer; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Expert

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  • Local: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US East: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US West: £20,001 - £35,000*
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With a master-level understanding of what it takes to survive and thrive in the workplace and how organizations can create more equitable spaces for all, Carice Anderson is a workplace development and success engineer who empowers individuals to strategically navigate their careers and advises some of the world’s top companies on aligning their talent strategies to their business objectives. As a director in leadership and manager development for a leading, multinational asset management firm, her work sits at the intersection of talent and leadership development, workplace evolution, and diversity, equity, and inclusion — helping individuals, teams, and organizations unlock the potential within and consistently perform at the highest levels.

Partner at Opus Corporate Finance LLP

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Inma Martinez is an advisor to leaders in business and government on how to turn digital transformation into competitive advantage and contribute to societal progress. Progressing her previous careers in investment banking and telecommunications towards technology entrepreneurship, she is recognised worldwide as one of the leading entrepreneurs who pioneered the creating and emergence of digital technologies like the mobile internet, music and video streaming, the connected car and smart living. Her unique experience has allowed her to become one of the most sought-after experts in forecasting digital disruptions and revealing the potentiality of AI and other transformative technologies.

Authority on the Future of Leadership, Organisational Change and Work

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  • Local: Under £10,000*
  • US East: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US West: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • Europe: Under £10,000*
  • Asia: Please Inquire
Blaire is a leadership expert who revitalises leaders and has encourages staff and aspiring executives to make the most of the leaders they have. This, she says, will make their contribution more rewarding, effective and satisfying. With many years working with senior executives, she knows what goes on behind the closed doors of the boardroom. Funny, engaging, provocative, and original, Blaire speaks from experience having worked inside some of Europe’s most well known companies as coach and confidante to CEOs and their management teams.

Co-Founder of FutureFunded, Entrepreneur, Activist, Singularity University Fellow and Ambassador

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  • Local: £10,001 - £20,000*
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  • US West: Please Inquire
  • Europe: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • Asia: £10,001 - £20,000*
An entrepreneur by heart, a designer and biologist by training, and a maker for life, Cecilia is known internationally as an innovation activist in empowering communities and organizations with exponential technologies. She is founder of several companies such as MOB, Makers of Barcelona, the largest co-working community in Barcelona, and FabCafe, digital fabrication lab meets coffee shop. She is currently Singularity University Barcelona Chapter Ambassador and a recent fellow of SU at NASA Research Center at Ames. Cecilia received her Master as an architect at Harvard University as well as biology from Emory University. Cecilia is an adjunct professor at Parsons New School, a product strategy expert at Google Developers Group and a mentor at Google Launchpad and Harvard Innovation Lab.

Journalist and Television Personality

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Jonathan Capehart is a journalist and television personality who has worked as a policy advisor to Michael Bloomberg’s campaign, a national affairs columnist, and was a member of the Daily News editorial board which won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. He is currently associate editor for The Washington Post, host of the podcast "Capehart," and is an MSNBC contributor and anchor for "The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart."

Former Hacker, Cyber Security Expert & Author

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Keren Elazari is an internationally recognized cyber security analyst, author, and researcher with more than 20 years of experience in the cyber security field. Keren covers emerging security technologies and trends as an independent strategic advisor, working with leading technology providers, government agencies, innovative start-ups, and Fortune 500 companies. In 2014, Keren became the first Israeli woman to speak at the prestigious TED Conference. Keren’s talk has been viewed by millions, translated to 30 languages, and chosen for TED’s ‘Most Powerful Ideas’. Today, Keren’s TED talk is still one of TED’s most watched talks on the topic of security and hacking. Keren holds a CISSP certification and a Masters in Security Studies, and is a senior researcher at the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University . Keren is the founder of Israel’s largest security research community event, BSidesTLV, part of the global SecurityBSides movement, and the Leading Cyber Ladies, a global professional network for Women in Cyber Security.

Retired NASA Astronaut, Rocket Scientist, Electrical Engineer, & Third African American Woman in Space

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  • Local: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Europe: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Asia: £55,001 - £75,000*
A NASA astronaut, Joan Higginbotham is a trailblazing electrical engineer who in December 2006, flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery to become the third African American woman to travel into space. Over the nearly 13-day mission, she joined the seven-member crew to continue construction of the International Space Station (ISS), embarking on four space walks and operating the station’s robotic arm. Sharing captivating insights from her 20-year distinguished career with NASA, Higginbotham inspires audiences with her personal journey of breaking barriers into space and beyond. Taking groups aboard the International Space Station and sharing her lessons-learned along the way, she highlights the keys to succeeding in her missions – including preparation, perseverance, and never giving up – and how these tactics can be applied to any endeavor.

First African-American Chess Grandmaster, Analyst, Commentator and Emcee

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  • Local: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Europe: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Asia: £35,001 - £55,000*
Maurice Ashley made history in 1999 when he became the first African-American chess grandmaster. He is a three-time national championship coach, author of Chess for Success: Using an Old Game to Build New Strengths in Children and Teens, ESPN commentator, iPhone app designer, puzzle inventor, and motivational speaker. Maurice is well known for providing dynamic live tournament coverage of world-class chess competitions and matches.
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Types of DEI Speakers Available

Our DEI speakers span all industries and levels of expertise:

  • Disability rights speakers: Engage your audience with speakers with firsthand experience navigating life with disabilities. Speakers can share how they've overcome obstacles and actionable ways for the world to become more inclusive for individuals with disabilities. 
  • Government and politics speakers: These presenters will delve into DEI in government and politics. From discussing how to create regulations to describing how to pass them to make the world more inclusive, our speakers will bring high levels of insight into your community or business. 
  • Social change and social justice speakers: These topics are some of the most popular when it comes to DEI. Our social change and justice speakers will cover topics ranging from how to curate inclusive environments to making a positive change in the world.
  • Workplace culture speakers: Help create an inclusive workplace. These speakers share how DEI can advance your organization's internal and external relationships. 

Why Hearing From Diverse Voices Matters

Diverse voices include people of varying races, genders, religions, ages, classes, and disabilities. People from underrepresented groups often bring unique perspectives and voices. Find diverse voices for your next event and experience advantages like:

  • Innovative ideas: Diverse backgrounds mean speakers bring lived experiences and worldviews that have changed how they think about leadership, social change, and workplace cultures.
  • Inclusive cultures: Hearing from often underrepresented voices can promote internal cultures that treasure the perspectives of others, leading to unified work environments. 
  • Growing empathy: Workplaces, schools, and government organizations benefit from individuals who can understand and share the feelings and experiences of others.
  • Challenged biases: People often hold ingrained tendencies and view other individuals in a particular way. Hearing from accomplished and diverse voices leads people to confront their biases head-on. 

Diverse voices promote positive change and more inclusive and equitable environments.

Exploring the Dimensions of Diversity With Varied Keynote Topics

Our roster of diversity speakers brings perspectives from various backgrounds, whether as people who are female, African American, or LGBTQ+ or who have disabilities. These speakers pull from backgrounds in areas like the military, athletics, or corporate careers to craft speeches across various topics. Their unique stories and charisma create thought-provoking and practical speeches promoting inclusive environments. 

Their speeches explore topics like creating diversity through leadership and the personal aspects of diversity. Other topics include managing through adversity, significant issues at the heart of diversity, equity, and inclusion, knowing your workplace environment, and breaking barriers within organizations. 

Customized Solutions for Any Event

At Leading Authorities speakers bureau, we create tailored solutions to fit your audience and event's structure. Our work aims to maximize the impact of the message you promote through your events. Our DEI speakers often speak at events like:

  • Diversity summits
  • Conferences
  • Leadership retreats
  • Team training events
  • College and university events
  • Executive sessions 

We'll help you choose speakers that fit your event's tone and setting. One event might call for an entertaining and short speech, while another might call for more in-depth and serious coverage of DEI topics. We'll discuss your needs in detail to find speakers satisfying all your requirements.

Why Choose Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau?

We've connected speakers with clients planning conferences and meetings for decades. Whether you have a set theme or budget in mind, we'll work with you to find the right inclusivity speaker to leave a lasting impression on your audience. Experience peace of mind knowing that we are here with you from start to finish. 

Our teams bring almost three decades of experience in finding qualified speakers for various organizational events. Their expertise and commitment to clients mean a seamless experience for your event. We can fit your event theme and budget with a candidate who checks all the boxes or find last-minute replacements for speaker cancellations. Our experts also handle additional details like client dinners and book bundles. They manage logistical components like travel arrangements and promotional materials. The result will be a seamless and engaging event.

Book a DEI Speaker Today

At Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau, we have a lineup of inclusivity speakers who have the experience and skill to educate and engage your audience. From innovators to CEOs to astrophysicists, these speakers deliver relevant messages that fit your needs and goals. 

Browse our diversity, equity, and inclusion speakers' profiles, and let us know if you have any questions. Ready to book a speaker? Contact us today to get started. We are also available through live chat, emailing Contact@lauthorities.com and by phone. Please contact us here or call us at +44 20 3038 4689 to request info and learn about speakers fees.