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Diversity Speakers

The initial concept of Diversity came about in the middle of the 20th century as a response to the growing tensions surrounding social inequality and discrimination, particularly in Western societies. It was also supported in huge part by the civil rights movements of the 50s and 60s, which sought to end racial segregation and discrimination in the United States.

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AJ Gibson

AJ Gibson

Host and Entertainment Journalist

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April Jackson

April Jackson

Chef & Restaurateur

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Baroness Helena Morrissey DBE

Baroness Helena Morrissey DBE

Financier, Campaigner & Author

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Emmanuel Jal

Emmanuel Jal

Human Rights Activist, Recording Artist, Author & Diversity Campaigner

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Erim Kaur

Erim Kaur

Founder of Hair ByErim & Sikh Influencer

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Eunice Olumide MBE

Eunice Olumide MBE

Model, Activist, Environmentalist, Art Curator

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Fatima Bhutto

Fatima Bhutto

Renowned Author & Humanitarian

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Gabriella Cugno

Gabriella Cugno

Chocolatier

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Gina Miller

Gina Miller

Businesswoman, Transparency Campaigner

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Joanne Lockwood

Joanne Lockwood

Inclusive Culture Expert

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Keely Cat-Wells

Keely Cat-Wells

Entrepreneur & Disability Activist

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Kudzi Chikumbu

Kudzi Chikumbu

Media Technology Executive, Gen-Z Expert & Advocate for Diversity & Inclusion

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Lucas Jones

Lucas Jones

Actor and Poet

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Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Four time Olympic Gold Medallist and 200/400m sprinting legend

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Neil Harbisson

Neil Harbisson

Cyborg Artist and Activist for Transpecies Rights

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Nicky Abdinor

Nicky Abdinor

Clinical Psychologist, Founder Of The Non-profit Organisation, Nicky’s Drive

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Osman Yousefzada

Osman Yousefzada

British Interdisciplinary Artist And Writer

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Payzee Mahmod

Payzee Mahmod

Payzee Mahmod draws on her experiences as a child marriage survivor and a human rights activist to raise awareness, influence policy, and empower victims.

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Raphael Sofoluke

Raphael Sofoluke

Founder & CEO Behind the UK Black Business Show, UK Black Business Week & Black Tech Achievement Awards

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Samuel Kasumu

Samuel Kasumu

Award-winning Social Entrepreneur, Commentator & Strategist

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Sharmadean Reid MBE

Sharmadean Reid MBE

Businesswoman, Changemaker, Angel Investor, Consumer Trend Analyst, Women’s Empowerment Campaigner

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Sid North

Sid North

TV Presenter & Professional Drifter

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Tinie Tempah

Tinie Tempah

Musician and Entrepreneur

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Tyler Saunders

Tyler Saunders

Fitness Coach & Motivational Speaker

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The notion of diversity and inclusivity aims to overturn social inequality and discrimination based on factors like race, gender, sexuality, disability and other forms of identity. It encourages individuals that have unique experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to embrace them and create a more diverse and inclusive society that values those differences.

Diversity initiatives aim to promote the representation and inclusion of marginalized groups in all areas of society, including education, healthcare, politics, media and business. Diversity and Inclusion, as a practice, also includes initiatives like affirmative action policies, diversity training programs and efforts to promote cultural competence as a means to raise awareness for people in these communities.

Diversity speakers bridge the gap between perception and reality, playing a crucial role in inspiring individuals to foster inclusivity, promote equality and develop deeper cultural understandings in both commercial and personal settings. They come from a diverse range of backgrounds, races, genders, sexual orientations and abilities and advocate for total equality and the development of inclusive opportunities for all.

What are Diversity Speakers?

Diversity speakers available through Kruger Cowne are usually individuals with expertise and experience in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in various fields. They will have worked with organisations and individuals across a broad range of industries and social landscapes including education, business, human rights and social justice. Diversity speakers are special because they have the ability to deliver powerful and impactful messages that promote understanding, foster empathy and open the door to positive change.

A distinguished motivational speaker discussing diversity will often talk on a wide range of themes and topics, including but not limited Understanding Diversity, Challenging Stereotypes, Inclusive Language and Communication, Intersectionality and Cultural Competence amongst many others.

Diversity speakers aim to create a sense of comradery between everyone that takes part in their presentations, leaving the audience inspired and motivated to do what they can to empower diversity and inclusion in all aspects of life and business.

What kind of topics do Diversity Speakers cover?

  • Racial Equality:

Diversity speakers talking about racial equality may discuss issues related to discrimination, bias and privilege based primarily on race and culture. They will typically explore strategies for promoting greater equality and the means to incorporate inclusivity initiatives into various aspects of life and business.

  •  Gender Representation:

Speakers on gender representation focus primarily on the representation of women and other marginalised gender identities in the workplace, discussing issues relating to the pay gap, bias and equal opportunities in advancement.

  • Disability Awareness:

Speakers on disability awareness aim to increase exposure and raise perceptions of people with disabilities. They will discuss strategies that promote accessibility and inclusion and explore potential initiatives to break down participation barriers.

  •  Neurodiversity:

Diversity speakers in this category explore issues related to neurodivergence and neurodiversity including in-depth analysis of various conditions and their impacts on the associated individuals and those around them. Speakers aim to promote support and a greater understanding for people with these conditions. 

  • LGBTQ+ Rights:

Diversity speakers here explore the history of LGBTQ+ rights, its evolution through time and what benefits total inclusivity could bring to the future of society. They will discuss issues related to discrimination, representation and advocacy while exploring strategies for promoting greater equality and acceptance in all aspects of life.

  •  Intersectionality:

Diversity speakers on intersectionality focus on the ways in which different forms of identity intersect and overlap. They explore the complex ways in which race, gender, sexuality, disability and other factors interact to shape our experiences of the world.

  • Bias Awareness:

Speakers on Bias and bias awareness discuss the implications of unconscious bias in the workplace and beyond, exploring the impacts bias can have on our thoughts, behaviours and decision-making abilities. Speakers may also touch on conscious bias and encourage progressive and inclusive thinking.

  • Allyship:

Diversity speakers discussing Allyship will focus on the means and methods of making ourselves and the communities around us available to marginalised groups as allies. As a network of empathetic and understanding individuals who use their talents and share their opportunities to promote equality and inclusion, speakers will inspire audiences to make positive change and provide insights on how best to foster inclusivity.

Why Are Diversity Speakers a Great Choice for Keynote, After Dinner & Corporate Events?

Hiring a Kruger Cowne diversity speaker to deliver an after dinner talk, a motivational speech or appear as a guest on your next Q&A will captivate your audience, increasing understanding and empathy for marginalised groups and drive home the sense of inclusivity that so many continue to fight for around the globe. Exposing the challenges that these groups continue to face today whilst providing potential solutions and best-case scenarios, inspires change and fosters the development of new and welcoming perspectives that everyone can embrace.

Many of Kruger Cowne’s most celebrated diversity speakers have experienced some truly awe-inspiring things in their lives, making their stories stand out and their words carry enormous weight. If you’re looking to inspire your team, build inclusivity or experience the true extent of human resilience then booking a diversity speaker for your next event is highly recommended.

How Do I Find the Perfect Diversity Speaker For My Upcoming UK Event?

To find the ideal diversity speaker for your next event, you’ll need to consider your audience, think about what you want the event to achieve and then decide on your budget. Once you have those ideas in place, reach out to Kruger Cowne and we’ll work with you to explore your best options.

We’ve listed some fantastic Innovation speakers above, but if you’re looking for someone specific or you don’t know where to start, we’re here to help.

We’re available 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday and ready to answer any questions you have by phone, email or social DMs.

Why use Kruger Cowne, and why are we different?

Based in the UK, Kruger Cowne have been providing world-class speakers to brands, businesses, conferences and private venues across the world for over 25 years. We’re dedicated to delivering an exceptional experience and pride ourselves on our commitment to connecting our clients with the perfect speaker for their corporate or private events. Along with that experience, Kruger Cowne clients also benefit from:

  • An Extensive Roster:

We have access to a wide range of Diversity speakers from various backgrounds and all walks of life, from A-list celebrities and politicians, to professors, influencers and everyone in between. We’ll find the perfect match for your event and offer speakers that meet your objectives and exceed audience expectations.

  • Personalized Service:

We prioritize understanding our clients’ unique goals and preferences to ensure the best possible speakers for their events. Our experienced team works closely with clients through the booking process, providing tailored recommendations and support to guarantee a seamless experience throughout the journey from enquiry to delivery.

  • Quality Assurance:

As an accredited member of the International Association of Speaker Bureaus, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards in quality and professionalism. Our speakers are carefully vetted for their expertise, presentation skills and their ability to engage and inspire their audiences. This ensures that our clients and their guests receive not only knowledgeable speakers, but also captivating and impactful presentations to suit.

  • Global Reach:

With a network of speakers from around the world, we cater to clients across a multitude of industries and almost all geographical locations. This international scope allows us to accommodate cultural sensitivities and diverse perspectives, enhancing the relevance and resonance of the messages that our speakers discuss.

  • Long-standing Reputation:

Twenty-five years’ experience in the speaking industry has earned us a reputation for reliability, professionalism and excellence. Our clients can trust us to consistently deliver memorable speakers that inspire, educate and empower their audiences.

How much does a Diversity Speaker cost, and how do I book one?

The cost to have a guest speaker on diversity appear at your event will vary depending on a number of factors, such as the speaker’s experience, the topic in question, the event’s duration, the location, the format of the event and the means of travel. For the most accurate quotes and the easiest way to book a speaker, contact our team and we’ll help you find someone to perfectly match your event requirements.

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