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Belinda Parmar speaker

Belinda Parmar

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:

  1. The impact of AI: How the world of work is changing as Generative AI changes what we value and reward in the workplace and how you can use AI to deliver empathic leadership and belonging at scale.
  2. Myths around Empathy: The difference between empathy and sympathy and how you can be empathic whilst building a culture of honesty.
  3. Empathy-in-Action: Tangible examples of how Belinda has driven change within some of the biggest global companies using behavioural science and ‘empathy nudges’ to drive growth.
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Belinda Parmar's 2024 biography

Meet Belinda Parmar

Belinda Parmar OBE is a diversity campaigner and the CEO of The Empathy Business and a Non-Executive Director for the Ministry of Defence. Belinda uses the science of empathy to change the way companies 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. She has just developed the new Empathy Index powered by AI which combines large language models with sentiment analysis while using human intervention to deliver an empathy ranking for companies.

Belinda works with large companies to implement hundreds of ‘nudges’ and interventions that organically build an empathy revolution and give people simple practical ways they can create more inclusive cultures. Her focus is on belonging and 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 was shortlisted for Woman of the Year 2022 in the Women in IT Awards.

Achievements

  • Woman of the Year, Shortlist, 2022
  • Top 20 Diversity Champions in 2021
  • Top 20 Global Diversity Figures in public life in 2020
  • Campaigner of the Year; European Diversity Awards, Shortlist, Oct 2021
  • Computer Weekly 2023 Most Influential Women in Tech – 2023
  • Global Leaders in Consulting 2023 – ALM Consulting 2023
  • Leader of the Year, HR Awards, Shortlist, 2022
  • Campaigner of the Year; European Diversity Awards, Shortlist, Oct 2021
  • Changemaker 2020 Finalist in the Drum

Belinda Parmar's 2024 talks & topics

The Power of Empathy

In this speech, Belinda will use her experience of driving empathic leadership within the tech, energy and government sectors. She will cover:

  • The impact of AI: How the world of work is changing as Generative AI changes what we value and reward in the workplace and how you can use AI to deliver empathic leadership and belonging at scale.
  • Myths around Empathy: The difference between empathy and sympathy and how you can be empathic whilst building a culture of honesty.
  • Empathy-in-Action: Tangible examples of how Belinda has driven change within some of the biggest global companies using behavioural science and ‘empathy nudges’ to drive growth.

This high-energy keynote is perfect for those who want to be change pioneers of the human revolution of work in the era of AI.

#BreakingTheBias with Empathy: International Women’s Day 2022

Belinda talks about the power of language in breaking down bias at work. Language is one of the most important tools we have in changing behaviour, yet the language we use at work is transactional, passive and lacks empathy. We use words such as “stakeholders” and “assets”, where we “cascade” information rather than bringing emotion and honesty into our conversations.

In this session, Belinda will cover:

  • How biases are reflected in language, and how this is counter to an inclusive culture.
  • The biases that affect women more than men at work, regarding likeability, performance and confidence.
  • What companies can do to measure and start to #BreaktheBias to create more inclusive cultures.
  • Her own experiences on #BreakingTheBias with Europe’s largest bank, and helping the UK Government with its Covid communications.

The Great Resignation

Empathic cultures engender great levels of loyalty, as they create a sense of belonging and diversity. The Great Resignation is a product of frustration, burnout and unhappiness at work. We have a desire to belong, a need to feel heard. While salary is important, it is no longer the most important motivator for 80% of workers.

In this session, Belinda will cover:

  • How different generations have experienced the pandemic and how Gen Z prioritizes recognition and fulfillment over salary and job security.
  • Simple tools leaders can use to better understand and measure the emotions and needs of different audiences.
  • Best practice regarding how leaders can deliver empathy, based on Belinda’s experience working as Empathy-in-Residence at Barclays bank, Centrica and Lloyds.

Effective leadership and the Human Revolution

The world of work is being reset, and thanks to the pandemic the importance of well-being is more important than ever. This talk will debunk some of the myths around effective leadership, help you think about empathy as a leadership tool, and illustrate best-in-class examples of empathy in other companies.

In this session, Belinda will cover:

  • How the world of work has changed during the pandemic- emotional burnout, mental health and anxiety.
  • How you can start to think about empathy as an effective leadership tool.
  • Examples of how Belinda has embedded empathy at scale using behavioural science and ‘empathy nudges’ in some of the biggest brands in the world, including Barclays, King, Facebook and the UK Government.

Belinda Parmar's 2024 speaking fees

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  • United Kingdom

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