Board Briefings

Providing Diversity & Inclusion Insights for Boards of Directors and Senior Leadership Teams

Hayley Barnard delivers top-level board briefings on diversity and inclusion strategy, unconscious bias and inclusive leadership. Every briefing is tailored precisely to the organisation’s needs and delivered in the efficient, expert and engaging style that’s made Hayley a favourite with companies as varied as Britvic, Robert Half, Experian, Lidl, Mazars, Mercedes, Onfido, Roche, W&R Barnett, and Glanbia.

Hayley was our keynote speaker at a seminar for CEOs and HR Directors on Unconscious Bias and how it might be affecting their leadership. Using ‘best practice’ stories and anecdotes backed up by research, she inspired our senior level audience to think differently and want to take action. Our delegates were particularly impressed by Hayley’s open and encouraging style which created a great buzz in the room.

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Hayley provided a comprehensive briefing to our Executive Board, immediately setting the room at ease with her engaging and personable manner. The directors found the session and exercises insightful, and discussion flowed freely and openly. The impact has been immediate, with our first female Board appointment, a revised approach to recruitment, and a revised flexible working policy.

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Hayley is a world-renowned Diversity and Inclusion speaker and CEO of three successful businesses as well as a NED of two further organisations. As such, she’s uniquely placed to offer board briefings that are advanced in content but respectful of her audience's limited time.

In as little as 90 minutes, Hayley can expertly impart key information, provide relatable case studies, discuss potential roadblocks and propose clear recommendations for action.

Hayley’s efficient, ‘to the point’ delivery is a result of meticulous planning and the time she takes getting to know each organisation, its needs and existing levels of understanding around particular issues.

Hayley won’t waste time telling your Board what they already know, or recommending actions that have already been taken. Instead, she’ll focus on the information that’s needed to effect real change and put actionable ideas on the table.

Hayley's Recent Board Briefings

Diversity Dividend

A deep dive into the business case for DEI work and how it should link to your ECG strategy. Includes case studies of inclusive organisations and leaders.

Driving your DEI Vision

Hayley will lead your Board to develop a compelling vision for DEI across the business and a strategy to embed it in your culture, processes and products.

Inclusive Communication

Developing confidence and competence when speaking about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

External Audit Presentation

Understanding the external DEI perception of your organisation from the perspective of potential investors, employees or customers. Does what you show on the outside, reflect the inside and how does this compare with your competitors?


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