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.

Nigel Owens

Former International Rugby Union Referee, World Record Holder for the Most Test Matches Refereed and an LGBT Advocate

Mark Foster

Former Professional Swimmer for Great Britain, Ambassador for SportsAid and Patron of The Anaphylaxis Campaign

Asif Sadiq

Multi Award Winning Diversity Champion, Currently WarnerMedia's (Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, CNN) Senior Vice President for Equity & Inclusion

Matt Lindley

One of the First Openly Gay Pilots in the RAF, Founder of Propel Performance Limited & Delivered the TED talk 'Fear: Fight or Flight'

Danny Crates

2004 Paralympic Gold Medallist & Channel 4 Paralympic Games Presenter

Derek Redmond

Former World Champion Sprinter Recognised for his Heroic Completion of the 1992 Olympic Race After a Torn Hamstring

Chris Holmes

9x Gold Winning Paralympian & Current Special Advisor on Diversity & Inclusion to the Civil Service

Viv Anderson

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

David Blunkett

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

JJ Chalmers

Former Royal Marine Lance Corporal & Gold Winning Invictus Games Competitor

International Men’s Day, which takes place on Tuesday 19th of November 2024, 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.