Hayley Barnard specialises in Diversity & Inclusion, Unconscious Bias and Effective Communication.
Hayley and her company have developed and delivered Diversity & Inclusion, Unconscious Bias and Effective Communications training and programmes for companies such as Asda, HSBC, Travis Perkins and Tesco.
Barnard is a compelling and engaging communicator, with work previously published in The Times and Hello!
A communications expert, Hayley worked in internal and external business communications for over 17 years.
An expert in strategy development, communication planning and execution, her passion is helping to enhance inclusiveness and reduce inequality whilst bringing competitive advantage to organisations through the progression and delivery of innovative Diversity and Inclusion strategies.
In 2015, Hayley was a member of the LeasePlan Women’s Arctic Challenge. Along with her sister Debra Searle MBE, Hayley, worked with LeasePlan to develop this expedition to convey the gender balance issue and challenge unconscious bias within their company.
Hayley Barnard – Keynote Speaker:
An experienced Unconscious Bias speaker, Inclusion and Effective Communication trainer, Hayley tackles issues surrounding these topics with humour, making sure that her ideas have real value for audiences’ working lives.
Speaking topics include:
- Unconscious bias – what it is and how to reduce its impact in the workplace.
- Inclusive leadership – particularly practical tools like leading a meeting inclusively
- Inclusive Recruitment Practices – reducing bias in shortlisting and interviewing.
- Gender Diversity – A very popular topic, especially around International Women’s Day.
- Cultural Diversity – cross-cultural leadership.
Hayley’s presentations cover all types of diversity including age, disability, ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ+, neurodiversity and diversity of thought.
Popular presentations include:
Biased – who me?
For enabling employees to reach and understand their potential. A culture of inclusivity, which allows staff to be themselves at work is essential. Yet why is that so hard?
Using stories and anecdotes, Hayley explains the science behind unconscious bias.
- What is unconscious bias?
- Why and how we are all biased.
- Positive and negative bias and its role in the workplace.
- How to recognise and overcome your own bias.
- How to be an inclusive manager/leader.
Helping leaders be more inclusive in their management style is essential for significant progress in diversity and inclusion.
Using inspiring ‘best practice’ stories and anecdotes, combined with the latest research, Hayley will cover:
- How D&I can help drive business results
- How D&I can be a crucial driver of one’s leadership style.
- What does inclusive leadership look like?
- How you can shape, take control of, and be a role model for your organisation’s D&I strategy.
- How to hold yourself and others accountable to meet diversity goals.
- The value of ‘difference.’
The Science of Female Corporate Promotion
With the possibility of female-board-member quotas being enforced on business, companies are increasingly having to work hard to ensure they have a channel of women to senior level.
In this presentation, Hayley explains what we know about what helps women get to board level and how organisations and women can shape this within their career plan.
- Gender Balance – a critical business issue.
- Inclusive Leadership
- Stemming the leaky pipeline
- The differences between male and female employee motivation and attitudes to promotion.
- Highlighting best practice and women at the top.