With over 10 years of experience in marketing and innovation, Lisa Armstrong is a passionate and visionary leader who helps organisations achieve change through inclusive innovation and female empowerment. She is the Founder and Principal Director of ChewingRice, a strategy and innovation agency that specializes in Ethical Transformation, a framework that guides organizations to improve their gender diversity and sustainability practices and outcomes through innovation. She is a recipient of the prestigious WACL Future Leaders Award and the Publicis 90 Award for her work in financial inclusion.
Lisa is a recognized voice of innovation in the marketing and communications industry and a frequent lecturer at institutions such as Hyper Island and the Istituto Marangoni. As an experienced workshop leader and lecturer, Lisa prioritizes engagement with a narrative style that brings her audience on a journey with her, both to inspire and inform.
Drawing on her expertise in these areas, academic research as well as her own lived experiences, Lisa delivers personal, passionate, and thought-provoking talks across industries, around themes such as inclusive Innovation, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strong inclusive cultures create strong companies and leadership for a modern age.
Great ideas come from anyone at any time.
Research consistently shows that diverse teams foster creativity and innovation. By bringing together individuals with varied experiences and perspectives, organizations can tap into a wealth of ideas, leading to the development of groundbreaking solutions and products. Lisa unpacks how organisations can foster real inclusion for innovative thinking. Inclusive Innovation explores the power of inclusive teams and their role in creativity through Design Thinking Methodology with a mapped journey on how this can create more inclusive products and services for expanded and more empathic customer reach. This talk references examples that Lisa has personally worked on as well as other inspirational cases of Inclusive Innovation that are shaping our world. This explores team dynamics, technology, human-centered design, design thinking methodology, and financial inclusion.
Great leadership is the cornerstone of a successful business… But what does leadership really mean in a modern context? Through her learnings from her global role at a multi-national agency, as an entrepreneur, and also consulting with leading institutions from around the world, Lisa shares what Leadership in today’s complex world looks like. She tackles the generational divide, a need for greater empathy, the role of DE&I as a cornerstone of business growth, and the real challenges and benefits to the rise of AI technology in the workplace and effective leadership. There is a lot for leaders to crapple with, Lisa is able to weave a clear understanding of what these colliding forces mean and how to be effective in the face of global transformations.
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