International Women’s Day Speakers and Performers

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Here at Spectrum, we love celebrating the achievements of the inspirational women we manage and book. If you’re holding an event or any kind of activity on International Women’s Day, Spectrum is here to support you in your search and booking process. International Women’s Day is on 8th of March, so there’s still plenty of time to book an inspiring business leader, a hilarious comedian or an incredible performer. Diversity is at the heart of everything we do, so we’ll be certain to provide you with a wealth of options from a variety of backgrounds, featuring stories guaranteed to make an impact.

To ensure you get the most out of your speakers sessions, here are some key questions to ask when planning your IWD Events:

  • What’s the tone of my event and what do I want my audience to take away?
  • How can we incorporate themes which celebrate women, whilst being inclusive for trans-women, trans-men and men?
  • Beyond female empowerment, how can my speaker offer additional perspectives which offer representation across protected characteristics?

Just a Few Ideas…

Ally Owen is a Digital Leader, inclusion evangelist and founder of the award winning Brixton Finishing School.

Julia Streets is a champion of fintech and female entrepreneurship, innovation, equality, diversity and inclusion.

Shaparak Khorsandi is a household name comedian, author, speaker and advocate for human rights.

Ashanti Bentil Dhue is a leading diversity and inclusion practitioner, speaker, event host, writer and guest lecturer. She is the host of podcasts Good Soil Leaders and Confessions of a DEI Practitioner.

Especially for International Women’s Day, Ashanti can lead practical sessions focused on upskilling participants in having uncomfortable but conscious conversations in the workplace, so that they can resolve conflict, address team issues, hold productive performance and remuneration conversations with confidence and competence.

The Good Soil Talk framework includes understanding the role of emotions within difficult conversations, how to focus on seeking resolutions and the importance of active listening and practicing empathy. This will enable participants to be able to talk about systemic inequality, workplace conflicts and bias without allowing fear or vulnerability to hinder or stifle conversation so that they can build trust and confidence from employees.

She’s delivered this to countless organisations including Just Eat, City Pantry, Health Education England, London Business School and Go Cardless.

If you’re not sure where to start – just drop us a line!