Lisa Armstrong – Keynote Speaker

Founder and Principal of ChewingRice

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Specialist Subjects

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Inclusive Innovation
  • Leadership for A Modern Age
  • Women in Tech


  • English


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.

Popular Talks by Lisa Armstrong

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Strong inclusive cultures create strong companies. Lisa’s talks inspire, educate, and challenge organisations to view diversity and inclusion as a strategic advantage. Her passion for fostering inclusive workplaces, coupled with her expertise in driving cultural change, makes her a sought-after speaker for companies in today’s competitive business landscape. By sharing her expertise and real-world examples, Lisa empowers her audiences to drive cultural shifts within their organisations. She emphasises that diversity and inclusion should be embraced not as a box to check but as an integral part of an organisation’s DNA, where each individual’s unique qualities are celebrated and leveraged for collective success.

Inclusive Innovation

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.

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