Sharon Peake is a talented diversity and inclusion authority who has developed an illustrious career in the corporate industry. With over 20 years of industry experience, she has utilised her vast knowledge to become the Founder and CEO of Shape Talent Ltd. Having taken the corporate industry by storm, she has utilised her respected reputation to implement diversity and inclusion strategies in large-scale organisations. Determined to create positive change throughout the workplace, Sharon is admired by professionals worldwide and is now highly sought-after to attend speaking events.
Starting her professional career in 1993 fulfilling a variety of training, recruitment and HR roles, Sharon gained 5 years of experience before securing the role of Human Resources Manager at Reed Elsevier. Advancing up the ranks, she worked in numerous areas of the business before becoming their Group Head of Talent Management and Diversity. In 2008, Sharon spent a year working as a self-employed career coach, consultant, and facilitator whilst completing her MSc studies. An admired professional returned to Reed Elsevier as their Business Psychologist and Lead before transferring to SABMiller as their Talent Management Executive.
Taking the entrepreneurial leap in 2017, Sharon became the proud Founder and CEO of Shape Talent Ltd. Leading a remarkable team of diversity and inclusion specialists, she aims to advise organisations on how to improve inclusion and gender equality throughout the workplace. Treasured for her incredible work ethic, Sharon is also the UN Women UK Commission Delegate on the Status of Women, a role which allows her to share her up-and-coming ideas with other professionals in the industry.
An inspiration to many, Sharon Peak is now in high demand to attend speaking engagements to share her revered knowledge on topics such as women in leadership and three barriers. A proud advocate for an inclusive workforce, she was named LinkedIn Top Voice 2022 in Gender Equality. Aiming to empower women around the world to reach for the top in all aspects of life, Sharon has become a must-see speaker for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.