Hayley Barnard - Co-Founder of MIX Diversity Developers - Keynote Speaker



Hayley is a prominent keynote speaker, entrepreneur and consultant to top-level executives throughout the UK and Europe. She is a subject matter expert on Diversity and Inclusion, Unconscious Bias and Inclusive Leadership. Hayley is the Co-Founder of Shoal Projects Ltd and Co-Founder and Managing Director of Mix Diversity Developers.

When she is not speaking she spends her days consulting - helping organisations to harness the power implicit in a diverse workforce through strategy design and company-wide training design.

Hayley is an expert at making people think differently so that they WANT to take action to be more inclusive. That’s why many organisations engage her to work with their Board and Senior Leadership teams. Previous engagements include Diageo, T-Systems, UCAS, Skanska and Care Quality Commission.

Invite Hayley Barnard to your next event & it will be...


If you can’t see it or acknowledge it, you can’t change it or manage it. Through Illuminating stories and research Hayley helps leaders reach the point where they see the need to take up the mantle of Diversity Champions.


There’s nothing worse than having to sit through a tiresome presentation when there’s a pressing to-do list waiting. When Hayley does delve into science and theory, it’s always to support a practical real-life application.


Organisations – and people – don't change overnight. Hayley’s aim is to meet people where they are and equip them to take the next step, whether that be challenging some of their own biases, or stepping out of their comfort zone.

Clients include...

BAE Systems logo
T-Systems logo
Diageo logo
Skanska logo
Care Quality Commission logo
Bloomberg logo
Milliman logo
ISACA logo
UCAS logo
Lloyds Bank logo
Morgan Sindall logo
Entrepreneurs' Organization logo
Infineum logo
Uniper logo
British Association of Oral Surgeons logo
Legal and General Investment Management logo
Urenco logo
Aspect logo
Babcock logo
De La Rue logo
Royal Navy logo
Network Ireland logo

Hayley Barnard is the perfect speaker when you want to...

  • Shift your team’s focus from Diversity and Inclusion being a ‘nice to have’ to being a ‘business imperative’
  • Expand your team’s understanding of how Unconscious Bias is affecting their leadership
  • Have your leaders use their intelligence to amplify the capabilities and intelligence of those around them
  • Cultivate a passion for inclusion that will shift your company’s culture
  • Give your teams practical tools to tap the potential of ALL employees
  • Have a great time learning profitable, business-building skills with lots of laughs

What people are saying about Hayley...

“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.’ ”

Dan Forbes-Pepitone - Skanska
Dan Forbes-Pepitone
Talent & Capability Director - Skanska

“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 - Diageo
Jacqueline Page
HR Business Partner - Diageo

“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
Maureen Gibbons
Director of Engagement Programmes - ISACA