Shola Kaye

Author and communication expert, helping women express their value in the workplace with power, precision and authenticity

Shola Kaye is a communication expert, author of two books and an award-winning international speaker. She shares frameworks and models to help women communicate with confidence and clarity.

Talks are interactive, high energy and you will walk away with new tools and skills you can use immediately.

Shola has been featured in Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar and on the BBC and recent clients include Oracle, Target and Google. She works extensively with clients throughout the USA and Europe. She is a LinkedIn Learning instructor with tens of thousands of students worldwide.

Shola has a variety of speaking topics. Go to to learn more and view Shola's IWD-themed speech descriptions.

For 2024, Shola's featured IWD speech is called:

***Inspire Inclusion: A journey towards compassion and engagement.***


Practical inspiration, helping you create a culture of belonging.

This empowering, interactive keynote, themed and customised for International Women’s Day 2024, delivers practical frameworks and moving stories that will help you build an inclusive environment. You’ll walk away with the understanding that everyone can be an ally, whatever your situation.

We’ll explore the importance of taking action - however limited - rather than feeling that you don’t have the power to make a difference. Discover a source of renewed vitality and enthusiasm for the important task of creating an inclusive workplace.

Learning objectives:

- Explore the power of empathy and curiosity
- Understand the importance of being an ally and calling out bias
- Learn useful sentence starters to call in and engage across differences
- Navigate the dimensions of allyship and understand the various roles needed to create a sustainable DEI movement
- Uncover the value of compassion for the self, and for others

Session duration and format:  30-60 minute VIRTUAL keynote

Shola has a second IWD themed speech on the value of Self Inclusion, which empowers women to step forward, take opportunities and bounce back from rejection.

Review Shola's IWD brochure:

***WATCH SHOLA'S VIRTUAL DEMO REEL and TEDx talk on inclusion and communication at

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Feedback on Shola's speeches includes:

I was looking for a speaker for international women’s day. Shola was extremely professional, the feedback we received off the back of her talk was fantastic… the audience were inspired and constantly engaged throughout the session, making this a great way to open our event.
- NatWest

Shola was perfect in addressing the #breakthebias focus of IWD 2022 and provided us strategies and practical ideas on how to manage this in the work place. She was engaging and energetic and was a great speaker even in a virtual format. – Wendy Chang Smith, CFO, Glanbia

One of the best workshops I have attended, it was fun, engaging and, most importantly, since then I have been able to apply what I learnt in my HR practice and pass the knowledge on.

“The team is already looking at ways of modifying and improving our communication skills by using the frameworks Shola outlined.” - The United Nations Food and Population Agency

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