Hayley Barnard – Keynote Speaker

Motivational Speaker Specialising in Unconscious Bias and Inclusion

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Specialist Subjects

  • Exploring Unconscious or Implicit Bias: why we all have it and what we can each do to reduce its impact
  • How to be an ally and speak up in the workplace in response to racism, sexism and other discriminatory practices
  • Inclusive Leadership tools: diversity and inclusion for managers
  • The Business Case for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Gender Balance in the Workplace


Hayley Barnard is the Managing Director and Diversity Strategist at MIX Diversity Developers Ltd. She is a compelling communicator, with work previously published in The Times and Hello! Magazine. Hayley’ talks cover all types of diversity including age, disability, ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ+, neuro-diversity and diversity of thought.

Barnard tackles issues surrounding unconscious bias and inclusiveness with humour, ensuring that her ideas have real value for audiences’ working lives. Her company MIX works with large organisations such as ASDA, Travis Perkins and HSBC.

Hayley Barnard is a communications expert who studied marketing at postgraduate level and then worked in internal and external business communications for over 17 years. Her specialism is in strategy development, communication planning and execution. Hayley’s focus is to improve inclusiveness, reduce inequality and bring competitive advantage to organisations through development and communication of innovative D&I strategy. She is an experienced trainer on unconscious bias and effective communication.

Hayley Barnard recently returned from the Arctic Circle as part of the ‘LeasePlan Women’s Arctic Challenge’. MIX worked with LeasePlan to develop this unique platform to communicate the gender balance issue and challenge unconscious bias within their company.

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