Hayley Barnard

Hayley Barnard

Inclusive Leadership, Diversity, and Unconscious Bias Thought Leader

Speaker Categories: | Diversity & Inclusion | Unconscious Bias, Global Diversity and Inclusion | Diversity & Inclusion | Unconscious Bias, Global Diversity and Inclusion

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Hayley Barnard Bio
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Inclusive Leadership, Diversity,
and Unconscious Bias Thought Leader

Hayley Barnard is an expert in unconscious bias as well as diversity and inclusion. She is the Managing Director and Diversity Strategist at MIX Diversity Developers Ltd, a consultancy firm specialising in diversity and inclusion, unconscious bias training, and effective communication. MIX works with large organizations like ASDA, Travis Perkins, and HSBC.

Media

Hayley is a compelling communicator with work published in The Times and Hello! Magazine. She tackles issues surrounding unconscious bias and inclusiveness with humour, ensuring that her ideas have real value and applicability for her audiences’ working lives.

Communication

Having studied marketing at postgraduate level and then worked in internal and external business communications for over 17 years, Hayley is an expert of effective communication, and she specialises in strategy development, communication planning and execution. Her focus is to improve inclusiveness, reduce inequality, and bring competitive advantage to organizations through development and communication of innovative Diversity and Inclusion strategy.

Unconscious Bias

She is a world-reknowned thought leader on unconscious bias and effective communication, teaching organizations around the world how to recognize and change biased behavior.

LeasePlan Women’s Arctic Challenge

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

Keynotes

In her keynotes, Hayley explains the science behind unconscious bias both negative and positive, why balance in the workplace is worth striving for, and how to become an inclusive company. Her talks are engaging and humorous and never fail to inspire audiences.

Future-Proofing Leadership Skills

Developing leaders to be more inclusive in their leadership and management style is essential for any organization that wants to see significant progress in diversity and inclusion (D&I). Yet many leaders have D&I fatigue – they either see it as not their problem or that it is simply concerned with positive discrimination, specifically around gender and ethnicity. They don’t have a good understanding of why inclusion is good for them and good for business or what they should do about it. This session aims to address that. Using inspiring ‘best practice’ stories combined with the latest research, Hayley will cover:  How D&I can help drive innovation and business results;  Why mega trends in diversity of markets, talent, customers, risk and ideas require a collaborative and inclusive response.  How inclusion and collaboration can be a fundamental driver of one’s leadership style;  What does inclusive leadership look like? How to future proof your leadership.  What the barriers to inclusion are (such as unconscious bias) and what you as a leader can do to mitigate their impact.  How you can shape, take ownership of, and be a role model for your organization’s D&I strategy;

Practical Inclusive Leadership

Suitable for senior executives and people managers, this session (deliverable in person or via Webex) helps leaders appreciate the solid business case for a more collaborative and inclusive style of leadership. Leaders explore ‘what’s it like to be on the other side of you?’ Traits of an inclusive leader are shared and used to inform what actions or small changes need to be made in leadership style that could have a significant impact on inclusion and drive diversity. • Diversity is a reality, but inclusion is a choice and therefore requires action. • An updated model of leadership - leading from the centre – tapping into the wisdom of the crowd. • Traits of an inclusive leader: Collaboration/Cognizant of Bias/Curious • Various exercises to help delegates to explore current leadership style in relation to inclusion. • Small changes, big impact to build inclusion via delegates’ communication style/recruitment practices/how meetings are run/mentoring/sponsorship/innovation/customer & supplier interaction.

Biased, Who Me? An Introduction to Unconscious Bias

A light-hearted introduction to unconscious bias which works well for general sessions in a full company conference as it appeals to all levels of employees.  What is unconscious bias;  Why and how we all have them;  How they can conflict with who we are and how we want to be;  How we can catch ourselves being unconsciously biased;  Actions we can take to outsmart bias.

Developing a Gender Balanced Business

It’s well publicised that companies in Europe are increasingly having to work harder to ensure they have a pipeline of women to senior level. The requirement on businesses over 250 employees to release their Gender Pay Gap in the UK has further highlighted the challenge. Through case studies and using respected research, Hayley highlights the best practice of both men and women and the organizations they operate within. Crucially, this is not a speech about how to fix the women or blame the men. It’s about leveraging differences for the benefit of all. This session can be tailored to be women-only, or suitable for all in leadership positions.

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Testimonials

  • “Hayley was our keynote speaker at a seminar for CEOs and HR Directors on Unconscious Bias and how it might be affecting their leadership. Using ‘best practice’ stories and anecdotes backed up by research, she inspired our senior level audience to think differently and want to take action. Our delegates were particularly impressed by Hayley’s open and encouraging style which created a great buzz in the room.”


    School for CEOs
  • “Hayley provided a comprehensive briefing to our Executive Board, immediately setting the room at ease with her engaging and personable manner. The directors found the session and exercises insightful, and discussion flowed freely and openly. The impact has been immediate, with our first female Board appointment, a revised approach to recruitment (leading to us hiring a female developer), and a revised flexible working policy. Hayley's contribution was vital - she demonstrated that Diversity and Inclusion isn't an HR issue but a company-wide opportunity.”


    Aspect Capital
  • “Hayley provided a comprehensive briefing to our Executive Board, immediately setting the room at ease with her engaging and personable manner. The directors found the session and exercises insightful, and discussion flowed freely and openly. The impact has been immediate, with our first female Board appointment, a revised approach to recruitment (leading to us hiring a female developer), and a revised flexible working policy. Hayley's contribution was vital - she demonstrated that Diversity and Inclusion isn't an HR issue but a company-wide opportunity.”


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