Hayley Barnard

Hayley Barnard

Inclusive Leadership, Diversity, and Unconscious Bias Thought Leader

Speaker Categories: Unconscious Bias | Diversity, Inclusion | Unconscious Bias | Diversity, Inclusion

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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.

Moving from Unconscious Bias to Inclusive Leadership

This is one of Hayley’s most popular keynotes. 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, as well as benefits to innovation and the bottom line. Hayley starts with some jargon-busting, establishing what unconscious bias is and why it matters, before taking leaders on a journey through the different strategies and tools they can develop to become more inclusive in the way they operate.

Developing a Gender Balanced Business

It’s well publicized that companies in Europe are increasingly having to work harder to ensure they have a pipeline of women to senior level. 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.

Why can’t you be more like me? An introduction to Unconscious Bias

For employees to reach their potential, a culture of inclusivity that allows people to truly be themselves at work is essential. Yet why is that so hard? Using storytelling and anecdotes, Hayley explains the science behind unconscious bias, its evolutionary roots and its potentially misleading nature. Delegates leave with practical tools for how to support D&I in the work environment.

Diversity Dividend: The business case for Inclusion

Why all this fuss about inclusion? In this rallying speech Hayley explores the various business cases for inclusion of diversity. Her aim is to move beyond the ‘moral’ imperative of being inclusive towards a fuller understanding of the astronomical value that diverse & inclusive teams can bring. Using case studies from a range of industries she looks at how businesses have harnessed diversity and inclusion to increase innovation, widen their customer base, recruit and retain talent, improve employee engagement and ultimately to increase profitability. As one client said, “Hayley demonstrated that Diversity and Inclusion isn’t an HR issue but a company-wide opportunity.”

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  • 'Thanks a lot for your presentation. Very inspiring and helpful – I’m getting tons of Emails and Whatsapps with great feedback. I’m sure it’ll help many to improve on being better people, better managers, and in being more inclusive.’


    Head of HR, DHL Ecommerce
  • “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.”


    T-Systems
  • 'I just wanted to follow up again and say thank you for presenting today Hayley. The feedback has honestly been so great and everyone’s already talking about how they can put the learnings into practice.’


    Global Communications Lead, Bazaarvoice
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