International Men’s Day Speakers

International Men’s Day draws attention to the “positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities”. In the face of harmful stereotypes, the day recognises the need for better mental health support and paternal rights for men across the world, as well as unifying men in the fight for gender equality.

As only 36% of referrals to NHS talking therapies are for men, International Men’s Day is an opportunity for organisations to promote the importance of mental health among their male employees. IMD speakers explore the damaging effects of toxic masculinity to empower male audiences.

By booking an International Men’s Day Speaker, you are sending a clear message of support to your male staff, especially those often marginalised by their sexuality or race.

Patrick Vernon

Social Commentator, Made Pioneer Of The Nation For Cultural History By The Queen

Gareth Thomas

Celebrity of the Year at the National Diversity Awards & Voted Most Influential Gay Person in the UK

Piers Linney

Former Dragon on Dragon's Den, Named in the Top 100 BAME Leaders in Business List

Jordan Stephens

One Half of Rizzle Kicks & Co-Founder of #IAMWHOLE Mental Health Campaign

Michael Fuller

First Ever Ethic Minority Chief Constable in the UK, Named on the 100 Great Black Britons List

Justin Osmond

Member of the Famous Osmond Family, Motivational Speaker Who Suffered From 90% Hearing Loss and Author of Hearing With My Heart

JJ Chalmers

Former Royal Marine Lance Corporal & Gold Winning Invictus Games Competitor

David Blunkett

Former Home Secretary & Vice President of the Royal National Institute of Blind People

Emilie Heskey

Former Liverpool Striker Who Played in Two World Cups for England

Viv Anderson

The First Black Player to Represent England & Former Nottingham Forest Player

International Men’s Day, which takes place every November 19th, is defined by the six pillars of male empowerment and equality. Including promoting male role models and focusing on male mental health, the day highlights the social discrimination men face daily. To improve gender equality across the board, International Men’s Day events are a staple of the business calendar.

Male attendees come away from an IMD celebration with a new perspective on mental health and gender roles. This leads to better team cohesion and innovation in the workplace, as staff are not limited by societal expectations.

To hire an International Men’s Day speaker for your event, contact a booking agent today.