A renowned expert on empathy, effective leadership and inclusion
Belinda Parmar OBE, a diversity campaigner and the CEO of The Empathy Business, is committed to transforming the world of work. Belinda has three key talks:
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What Belinda Parmar's clients say
"Just wanted to give you some feedback on Belinda, who spoke at our IWD event today as we really couldn't have asked for a better speaker. She took the time to prep with us (more thanonce), she really listened to our goals for the event and tailored her content with examples to match our audience expectations. Her delivery on the day was incredible; personable, funny, authentic and solicited really strong feedback from our attendees. We would absolutely recommend her to other businesses looking for someone to speak in her area of expertise and please don't hesitate to contact me if anyone needs a reference."
"Belinda led a half-day empathy workshop for our AB inBev Direct-to-Consumer People (HR) team and it was the perfect session to upskill our team members on this important quality. Belinda really stepped in and got to know our team, our organisation and the individuals in the session, which meant the workshop was perfectly tailored to our specific needs and challenges. It was clear that during the session, the team responded to this and instantly connected and felt safe with Belinda. Belinda is a true expert when it comes to Empathy, but her super-power is bringing this to life within a corporate environment, to draw out the “so what?” and bring people on the journey with her. Whilst we loved the session, the whole team were left wanting more and I know this is therefore only the start of us working together with Belinda! Thank you again Belinda and team."
"I personally learned a lot from Belinda and really appreciated the open discussions and Q&As we had with our people managers following these events"
"Belinda delivered a very insightful presentation and it has given me a lot to take away and work on with the team here."
"Belinda gave an inspiring presentation on girls and STEM at our event at the United Nations in New York. Everyone in the room, whatever part of the world they came from, found it very original and extremely useful."
"Belinda's talks provide a fresh lens to look at leadership which is essential for every leader post Covid who wants to lead with vision, purpose and emotional intelligence in today's challenging times."
"Belinda's keynote was a wild success. I overheard many people say that this was their favorite session."
"Belinda inspiring talk shows she is clearly an expert on the subject of empathy and its vital role in how we engage most effectively with customers, partners and employees."
"We were thrilled to have Belinda in our Stylist Live Panel, the audience felt inspired and enjoyed her participation"
"Belinda's talk about empathy in business and technology was such a breath of fresh air for our event. She tied some very important and often overlooked concepts together in a way that was refreshing and inspiring."
Belinda Parmar's 2023 biography
Who is Belinda Parmar?
Belinda Parmar is a diversity campaigner and the CEO of The Empathy Business. Belinda uses the science of empathy to transform their organisations focusing on leadership, communications and operations. She is the creator of the Global Empathy Index, which was published in the Harvard Business Review – the first index to measure empathy and inclusion at scale.
Belinda works with large companies to implement hundreds of ‘nudges’ and interventions that organically give rise to an empathy revolution, and give people simple practical ways with which they can create more inclusive cultures. Her focus is on belonging, diversity and creating more courageous cultures.
Belinda was Empathy-In-Residence at Barclays, Lloyds and Centrica, and she created the first ever Empathy Hub in Europe’s largest bank. Belinda was chosen in 2019 to speak at Davos as she is a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum.
Belinda was awarded an OBE in 2015 by the Queen for her services to women in technology. In 2020, she was chosen as one of the top 20 Global Public Figures in Diversity, and in 2021 she was voted a top 20 Diversity Champion.
Belinda has a law degree and a languages degree, and believes that the magic in companies happens when you combine rational and emotional thinking to drive change.
Belinda is the author of Little Miss Geek, which is used in schools to inspire young women to become tech pioneers, and is currently shortlisted for Woman of the Year 2022 in the Women in IT Awards.
- Woman of the Year, Shortlist, 2022
- Women In Marketing 2021, nominee
- Top 20 Diversity Champions in 2021
- Campaigner of the Year; European Diversity Awards, Shortlist, Oct 2021
- Top 20 Global Diversity Figures in public life in 2020
- Changemaker 2020 Finalist in the Drum
- Awarded Champion of Change 2020 commendation by Management Today
- Listed as one of the UK’s most influential women in tech in 2020 & 2021
- Received an OBE in 2015 for services to women in technology
- Spoke at Davos in 2020 & 2019 on Responsible Leadership, Empathy and Mental Health
- Pioneered the first Global Empathy Index published in the Harvard Business
- Set up the first ever Empathy Hub within an organisation at Europe’s largest bank
- Chosen to be a Young Global Leader for The World Economic Forum
- Voted by Forbes as one of the most innovative women on Twitter
Belinda Parmar's 2023 talks & topics
Belinda Parmar's 2023 speaking fees
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