Reni Eddo-Lodge is a renowned British journalist and author whose works on racism and feminism have inspired thousands. Best-known for her hit book, Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race, she made history by becoming the first black, British woman to hit number one in the British book charts. Truly inspirational, when booked as a diversity & inclusion speaker Reni can give audiences a fresh perspective on many important topics.
In 2017 Reni published her debut book, Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race. The book explores many themes of systematic racism in Britain and western countries including links between gender, class and race. Following the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests around the world, sales of the book skyrocketed. It found itself at the top of The Sunday Times Bestsellers List and made Reni the first-ever black British author to top the Nielsen BookScan charts.
Born and raised in London, Reni studied English literature at university before embarking on a career in journalism. As a freelance journalist, she’s contributed columns and articles to The New York Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph and more. Many of her articles discussed serious topics such as racism and feminism, forging a reputation as one of the UK’s most powerful writers. She has also launched her own podcast About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge, which examines Britain’s modern relationship with race. The podcast is a huge success and has been named as one of the best podcasts of 2018 by GQ and Wired. During her diversity & inclusion speaking events, Reni regularly articulates the opinions she expresses in her writing helping to change audience’s perceptions on racial equality, inclusion and diversity.
Reni has been named on the 2020 Powerlist as one of the top 100 African/African-Caribbean people in the UK, on the Forbes’ European 30 Under 30 List and awarded a Bold Moves Award from Women in the Creative Industries. She has also been named on Elle’s 100 Inspirational Women List and the 30 Black Viral Voices Under 30 list by The Root.
When booked as a diversity and inclusion speaker Reni inspires audiences to join in the global conversation about racism, whilst also educating on how racism has shaped the socioeconomic landscape of the world as we know it. Exploring topics such as eradicated black history, white dominance and links between class and race, Reni Eddo-Lodge is the perfect speaker to inspire diversity and inclusion of all.