Hayley Barnard

Specialist in Unconscious Bias and D&I in the workplace

Hayley Barnard is a prominent keynote speaker, consultant and trainer to top-level executives throughout the UK, Europe and North America. She is a subject matter expert on Diversity and Inclusion, Gender Parity and Unconscious Bias. She advises boards of corporations on how they can become more profitable and innovative through inclusion of diversity.

Hayley combines the latest research on inclusion of diversity with first-hand experience, helping a wide range of companies establish what inclusion looks like for them, what their business case is and how to move the agenda forward.

Recently Hayley has been advising cross-party members of the Irish Government about Gender Pay Gap Reporting. Able to bring in lessons from the UK's introduction of similar legislation, she has been addressing audiences of ministers and business leaders on what we know works when it comes to reducing gender inequality in the workplace.

Keynote Speaker

Hayley is a prolific keynote speaker providing entertaining and inspirational speeches for company conferences, annual meetings and associations. Her aim is always to be highly practical and demonstrate that everyone can immediately make an impact on how inclusive their place of work is through a number of small actions. She has Spoken at over 80 events across banking and finance, construction and engineering, aerospace, automotive, legal, Pharma, telecoms, technology and the energy sector.


- Biased, who me? An exploration of Unconscious Bias
- Developing a gender balanced business: Best (and worst) practice from across Europe.
- Moving from Unconscious Bias to Conscious Inclusive Leadership
- Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and getting paid what you're worth


VODAFONE: “Hayley was absolutely brilliant. She really captured the audience. I felt she was true. Very authentic, and inspiring!”
Claire Reynolds, Head of Business Sales, Vodafone

COLGATE: "A BIG thank you for an amazing presentation yesterday! We have received so many positive and great responses and the whole team really appreciated your style and way of presenting a super relevant topic. I have already had several conversations with people who have done some good reflection on inclusion."
Marie-Louise Borella
Colgate-Palmolive Northern Europe

SKANSKA: "“Hayley presented at our Senior Management Conference on Unconscious Bias and Inclusive Leadership. We have had fantastic feedback in terms of the great content which was delivered in both an engaging and authentic style. For example, ‘This was fascinating, brilliantly presented and directly applicable in the workplace.’" Dane Forbes-Pepitone, Talent & Capability Director

DIAGEO: “Hayley was great at using stories to illustrate the subject and made it accessible for the audience, most of whom had no knowledge of Unconscious Bias before the session. She spoke with humility about her own biases and was able to help others start to see theirs without being accusatory. Her style is very conversational and relaxed.” Jacqueline Page

NISSAN: "Hayley spoke at our Nissan Motor GB ltd offices in Maple Cross on Diversity, Unconscious Bias and Inclusive Leadership in October. Hayley was very engaging and extremely professional, we were sad to see her go! Thank you for your time and imparting so much knowledge to us, we really enjoyed having you come to visit and I feel our employees really benefited from the experience!"
Nicole Ell, HR Business Partner at Nissan Motor GB

ISACA: “Hayley recently presented at our EuroCACS conference for our Connecting Women Leaders in Technology programme. Her approach was energising, informative and presented with style and humour. The audience left with practical advice on how to improve gender balance in our workplaces and great feedback!” Maureen Gibbons, ISACA

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