Abigail Agyei

Workforce Capability Lead for the Start for Life Unit at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Winner of The Rising Star Award, & Delivered the TEDx Talk ‘Yes, Black women have ADHD too and need your attention!'

  • Workforce Capability Lead for the Start for Life Unit at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)
  • Winner of The Rising Star Award
  • Awarded an MBE in the New Year’s British Honours for her Public and Community Services
  • Delivered the TEDx Talk ‘Yes, Black women have ADHD too and need your attention!’

  • 2022- Awarded an MBE in the New Year’s British Honours for her Public and Community Services
  • 2022- Named one of the ‘Top 20 Influential Neurodivergent Women 2022’
  • 2022- TEDx Talk ‘Yes, Black women have ADHD too and need your attention!’
  • 2021- Workforce Capability Lead for the Start for Life Unit at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)
  • 2020- Winner of The Rising Star Award
  • 2018- Senior Policy Advisor in the Race Equality and Community Engagement Team for the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government
  • 2018- BAMEnet Management Lead at the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government
  • 2018- Strategic and Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government
  • 2017- Prison and Probation Ombudsman Investigator of the Ministry of Justice
  • 2014- Asylum Caseworker at The Home Office
  • Campaign Support Officer at Elevation Networks

When Abigail Agyei is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

ADHD
Leading and having impact at any level
Early careers
Diversity & inclusion
Intersectionality
Black women and neurodiversity
Discovering your authentic self
Connecting to your mission
Fostering and developing staff networks

Abigail Agyei MBE is an award-winning policy and strategy advisor with over eight years of industry experience. A proud Civil Service Rising Star Award Winner, she is admired by many for the illustrious career she had developed over recent years. With vast experience supporting voluntary and under-served groups, Abigail has amplified the voices of our community to create an inclusive, safe, and accountable culture. When looking to hire a passionate speaker, look no further than Abigail!

An extremely talented individual, Abigail is currently working in the Start for Life Unit at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) as the Workforce Capability Lead. Working across the health system and with local partners, she aims to drive the development of a Start for Life workforce which meets the needs of all families. Dedicated to making a positive change throughout her career, Abigail has become a leading authority in her field.

In recognition of her admirable career, Abigail has received a variety of awards throughout her career, including winning The Rising Star Award in 2020, and was named one of the ‘Top 20 Influential Neurodivergent Women 2022’. Most recently, she has also been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s British Honours for her Public and Community Services. Passionate to utilise her personal experiences to shape the world we live in today; Abigail is the ideal addition to a variety of events.

A talented professional, Abigail Agyei MBE is in high demand for speaking engagements globally. Having previously delivered the TEDx Talk ‘Yes, Black women have ADHD too and need your attention!’, her respected speeches cover a variety of topics. Having also spoken at the Disability Inclusion in the Workplace Digital Conference at Westminster Insight on Supporting Neurodiverse Colleagues, she has gained vast amounts of experience performing in front of audiences of all ages and backgrounds. When looking to hire an empowering figure to attend your events, Abigail is the ideal choice.

To enquire about Abigail Agyei for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via agent@diversity-inclusion-speakers.com or call a booking agent on 0203 9816 297.