Shivani Uberoi

Founder of The Wallflower Academy, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Member of the England & Wales Cricket Board

  • Former Programme Chair for Mental Health Empowerment at Sky
  • Launched the Women@Sky & Multiculture@Sky Networks
  • Former Head of Women in Leadership for Sky
  • Recipient of the WISE Award for Top Employer on behalf of Sky by HRH The Princess Royal
  • TEDx Speaker – Why Fitting In Will Screw You Up

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

The Business Case for Diversity
Biases & How to Overcome Them
Optimising Wellbeing & Building a Resilient Career as a Woman in a Male-Dominated World
Inclusion & Wellbeing: How They are Linked
Accelerate the Women in Leadership Agenda in Your Company

Shivani Uberoi is a renowned diversity and inclusion (D&I) keynote speaker on a mission to transform workplaces into environments where everyone can genuinely thrive. Her unique career trajectory took her from being a chartered accountant with PwC to a fervent advocate for gender equality and inclusion in both professional settings and broader society. As a TEDx speaker and a recognised DEI expert, Shivani is frequently invited to share her expertise on podcasts and is regularly featured in various media outlets. Her expertise is rooted in her own experiences, which include navigating a career in traditionally male-dominated cultures and drawing from her South Asian British heritage. This personal context enriches her speaking engagements, allowing her to share heartfelt insights into the complexities of fitting in and the challenges faced by working parents, particularly when additional mental health support for children is required.

Shivani’s commitment to inclusivity is evident as the Founder of The Wallflower Academy, a social enterprise dedicated to fostering inclusive cultures within organisations. This venture leverages storytelling, masterclasses and coaching to achieve its goals. Demonstrating her dedication to societal change, the company reinvests profits into charities like ‘Pregnant then Screwed’. Besides leading her own enterprise, Shivani contributes her expertise to various boards advocating for women’s equality, including ‘Agenda Alliance’ and ‘Careers after Babies’. Her popularity as a speaker, panellist and event host is well-known, with appearances in prominent media publications and on TV news channels such as Sky Sports News. Her sessions are not just inspirational; they are also practical, providing actionable insights on how each individual can contribute to building a culture of allyship and inclusion.

Shivani’s message resonates deeply with diverse audiences, as seen in her TEDx talk titled ‘How Fitting In Will Screw You Up, released in 2023. In this talk, she delves into the human desire for belonging and the consequent risks of concealing one’s true self in the workplace. Her passion is to inspire and empower others to make the world and workplaces more inclusive for everyone. This drive stems from her own journey, beginning with her pioneering work at Sky in 2012, where she led initiatives for diversity and inclusivity. Her achievements as the Head of Women In Leadership at Sky include advancing gender parity among its 26,000 employees and founding employee networks such as Women@Sky and Multiculture@Sky, earning Sky the title of No.1 most Inclusive employer.

Shivani’s approach to inclusion is informed by her expertise in neuroscience, particularly her focus on human behaviour and the brain. She believes that achieving true inclusion requires inspiring and empowering individuals to be agents of change, with neuroscience as a critical component. Describing herself as a ‘people person,’ Shivani brings an infectious energy and sense of empowerment to her sessions. Her belief that collective efforts can change the world is not just a philosophy but a living practice, as seen in her work with clients like Comcast, Sky, NBCU Universal, Ocean Infinity and HMCTS, and her role as the Inclusion Lead for the England Cricket Board. As a mother of two daughters, she is driven by the hope that they, and others, will grow up in a more inclusive world, keeping her firmly committed to her passion and purpose. With such a credible story to her name, don’t hesitate to hire Shivani Uberoi as the DEI speaker for your next event.

Official Testimonials

Shivani Uberoi is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Shivani gave an outstanding session to our colleagues at PepsiCo. She shared her own journey, experiences and recommendations before we opened the floor up to questions from the audience. The feedback has been amazing and she truly inspired the team. A huge thank you for helping us to celebrate IWD whilst also helping us to build recommendations to further our progress.”

PepsiCo

“Shivani delivered a brilliant workshop at our RESET festival. The content was very engaging and Shivani’s extensive knowledge in the field of Gender equality and the challenges mothers face shone through.”

oeli, Founder & CEO, Pregnant Then Screwed

“Shivani has a great way of bringing challenging topics to life and helping us see a way to address them in our daily life.  Really warm, engaging and educational session.”

Ben, Director, Sky Sports

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