Lilian Kikuvi

Using African tribal framework to help individuals and businesses harness the benefits of diversity and inclusion

There is no denying that the world has changed in ways that were unimaginable less than a decade ago. Through global pandemics, artificial intelligence, emerging technologies and climate change, it has become evident that boundaries are beginning to dissolve. The one golden thread that unites us is our humanity.

So, what does this mean for the success as an individual and your organisations in the 21st century? This very question drives Lilian Kikuvi who has been focused on decoding the intersection between diversity and the role it plays in propelling an individual and organisations into a future that supercharges the power of inclusivity.

One of the topics that Lilian Kikuvi can present for IWD is Diversity Alchemy. See details below.


To change the story of the human race in the 21st century, we have to change the stories we tell ourselves. This personal narrative could be influencing our ability to thrive today and into the future. If we want to create a more diverse and inclusive world, we must begin with igniting that transformation within ourselves. Diversity Alchemy is an African inspired session where Lilian shares her personal story of shifting from an excluded mindset into one of inclusive intersectionality. This perspective recognises that every human being will have many intersecting dimensions, for example, race, gender, disability, health, body type, sexuality, culture, religion and values. If we can begin to celebrate the intersectionality of diversity that exists within everyone, we can then be liberated to remove the masks that we wear that hide our true identity.

The audience will walk away with: -

- Tools and actionable insights to celebrate their unique diversity and thrive with the knowledge that being who they are is the pathway to a higher potential.

- Insights into their personal layers of intersectionality, enabling a deeper connection to self and an appreciation for differences  


“Lilian Kikuvi (she/her) was inspirational and engaging. Asking us to think about how we share our own narrative in a way that makes a difference. Thank you for helping us to think differently and sharing the Kenyan philosophy of Harambee and how we ‘all pull together’ “— SHAUN JENKINSON, CEO, AUSTRALIAN NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION (ANSTO)

“Our leadership team recently had the benefit of being able to attend one of Lilian’s presentations on diversity and inclusion, what an inspiring speaker Lilian was! Our team was totally engaged for the session and all agreed it was very motivating, very insightful and of great benefit to the team on the day. Lilian’s inspiring presentation and story-telling gave all our team something to take from the session and we all agreed on the importance to make some changes in our thinking, our perceptions and language used and take the necessary steps to build a plan that aligns with our own business.”— PETER BISHOP, CEO, RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES VIC&TAS

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