Amanda Johnstone

Technology CEO. Champion of Women. Keynote Speaker. TIME Next Generation Leader. The CEO Magazine Startup Executive of the Year.

International Women’s Day states: “We can all challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and seek out inclusion.”

Amanda’s mantra is simple, but powerful:

"Only when diverse perspectives are included, respected, and valued can we start to get a full picture of the world: who we serve, what they need, and how we can successfully meet people where they are."

In her keynote, Amanda will address intersectionality and demonstrate what individuals can implement now to ensure their teams feel valued and have a sense of social economy. Her guidance will indicate ways your team can #EmbraceEquity in 2023 and beyond.

Amanda will communicate fresh and inspiring methodologies and demonstrate how the rise of women is not about the fall of men.Daring leaders fight for the inclusion of all people, opinions, and perspectives - because it makes us all better and stronger. Inclusion also means having the courage to acknowledge our own privilege and to stay open to learning about our biases and blind spots in gender equity. For men, it also means listening and honouring stories that reflect experiences that are different from their own.

Courage is listening, learning, unlearning, knowing when to lead, and knowing when to let others lead. Women thrive when men meet women where they are. It’s beyond paperwork, lunches, fancy words and reports; all humans thrive when they feel truly seen.Amanda will reference and share her organisation's proprietary award-winning, evidence-based strategies and frameworks. She will use easy-to-implement examples showing how each person in your organisation can utilise these learnable and buildable skills to enhance wellbeing and morale in the workplace.

Empathy and role modelling vulnerability must be on the front page of every modern leader's playbook. These qualities make us more humane and are what created the sense of community and affinity we experienced during lockdown during a hybrid workplace. The outcome:

An increased spirit of togetherness and community. A new, invigorated sense of self within each individual. A celebratory atmosphere among your team.  Brand new frameworks, practical tools, empowerment and evidence-based neuroscience as inspiration this International Women's Day.

Amanda is available for a dynamic, interactive keynote crafted specifically to empower and educate teams this IWD and beyond.

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