Belinda Parmar OBE is the CEO of The Empathy Business and pioneer of the world’s first empathy index, featured in the Harvard Business Review.
Belinda leads a team of empathy geeks that measures and embeds empathy into businesses to make them more profitable.
In 2014 she was chosen by the World Economic Forum to be a Young Global Leader, and received an OBE for bringing more women into technology.
She sits on the advisory board for the UK government’s ‘Your Life’ campaign focused on encouraging women to become technology pioneers.
Belinda is the author of ‘Little Miss Geek‘ and her current book is ‘The Empathy Era‘ which has received coverage in The New Statesman, The Sunday Times, Stylist Magazine, The Telegraph and The Guardian.
Belinda is a regular keynote speaker on three big areas that are shaping our world: empathy, technology and business.
She argues that technology is fuelling the empathy deficit despite its promises of democratization, and that our biases are becoming embedded in our algorithms and empathy is becoming scarcer.
With a new workforce of digital natives, we are witnessing a backlash from society towards big business.
Belinda puts the case for businesses to be more empathic, drawing on tangible ‘nudges’ that companies can implement to improve their empathy levels to drive profit.
All of her talks are based on real changes that she has made in global businesses which have impacted company performance.
Speaking topics include:
Sweat the Small Stuff:
Small details, not big revolutions are needed to inspire women to be part of the technology industry.
This talk is based on Belinda’s first book: ‘Little Miss Geek’ and shares her own lessons of working with the UK government to address the gender gap in the technology and her own experiences of what works and what does not.
The Empathy Revolution in Business:
The traditional corporate culture values of hierarchy and status are outdated. Those businesses with an empathy deficit need to learn how to survive in a world where employees and customers demand empathy.
This talk is based on Belinda’s second book: The ‘Empathy Era’ and gives practical examples for both men and women who want to create a more empathic environment.