Hayley Barnard

Specialist in Unconscious Bias, Imposter Syndrome & Gender Equitable Workplaces. Board advisor to Lidl, Center Parcs, Specsavers, Experian

There's a reason why Hayley was booked to speak to live audiences in three countries in one day last 8th March. She energises her audiences, imparts practical tools to increase inclusion and entertains all, whatever their gender identity.

Hayley Barnard is a prominent keynote speaker, consultant and trainer to top-level executives throughout the UK, Europe and North America. She is a subject matter expert on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Gender Parity and Unconscious Bias. She advises boards of corporations on how they can become more profitable and innovative through inclusion of diversity.

Hayley combines the latest research on inclusion of diversity with first-hand experience, helping a wide range of companies establish what inclusion looks like for them, what their business case is and how to move the agenda forward.

Recently Hayley has been advising cross-party members of the Irish Government about Gender Pay Gap Reporting. Able to bring in lessons from the UK's introduction of similar legislation, she has been addressing audiences of ministers and business leaders on what we know works when it comes to reducing gender inequality in the workplace.

Keynote Speaker

Hayley is a prolific keynote speaker providing entertaining and inspirational speeches for company conferences, annual meetings and associations. Her aim is always to be highly practical and demonstrate that everyone can immediately make an impact on how inclusive their place of work is through a number of small actions. She has Spoken at over 150 events across banking and finance, construction and engineering, aerospace, automotive, retail, hospitality, legal, Pharma, telecoms,  technology and the energy sector.


- If you don't ask, you don't get! Inspiring women to take charge of their career.
- Biased, who me? An exploration of Unconscious Bias in the workplace and how to overcome it
- Developing a gender balanced business: Best (and worst) practice from across Europe.
- Moving from Unconscious Bias to Conscious Inclusive Leadership
- Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and getting paid what you're worth


VODAFONE: “Hayley was absolutely brilliant. She really captured the audience. I felt she was true. Very authentic, and inspiring!”
Claire Reynolds, Head of Business Sales, Vodafone

BOOKING.COM: "Hayley was fantastic, full of energy, and gave us great insights and tools to take ourselves to the next level. She also spent significant time with us (the organisers) prior to the conference to understand the context of the in-house counsel and customize the message to the challenges we face in our roles." Maria Rocha Barros, VP and Chief Legal & Public Affairs Officer, booking.com.

SHOOSMITH: "Hayley spoke to our whole firm as part of our IWD events. Her talk was a fantastic mix of theory, practical tips and personal anecdotes and struck the perfect note. Chief People Officer, Shoosmiths.

SPECSAVERS: "Hayley recently delivered her inspiring session to over 3000 people at our annual conference. She really tailored her messaging to our colleagues and business and managed to make D&I practical and tangible. I know she has already received really great feedback from the audience, and we continue to hear how enlightening, thought provoking and interesting her session was. Thanks Hayley. Steven Evans, Head of Inclusion & Wellbeing. Specsavers.

COLGATE: "A BIG thank you for an amazing presentation yesterday! We have received so many positive and great responses and the whole team really appreciated your style and way of presenting a super relevant topic. I have already had several conversations with people who have done some good reflection on inclusion."
Marie-Louise Borella
Colgate-Palmolive Northern Europe

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