Intersectionality is defined by the combination of someone’s social and political to create different modes of discrimination and privilege. Coined by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, the term encompasses sex, race, class, gender, religion, disability and more, and defines how such factors affect those who are the most marginalised in society.

The creator of the term intersectionality, Crenshaw, delivered the TED talk ‘The Urgency of Intersectionality’:

Jodi-Ann Burey

Host of the Black Cancer Podcast & Writer on Intersections of Race, Culture & Health Equity

Andreena Leeanne

2018 Black History Month Role Model Award Winner & Author of Charred

Martine Wright

7/7 Survivor Who Lost Both Legs in the Attack and Became Captain of the British Paralympic Volleyball Team.

Katie Piper

Acid Attack Survivor, Author of Best Selling Book 'Beautiful' & Founder of The Katie Piper Foundation

Inga Beale

First Female CEO of Lloyds of London, First Bisexual Person Named in the OUTstanding & FT Leading LGBT Executive Power List

Aisha Suleiman

Founder Of The Inclusive Culture, Named In The EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders

Lisa Ventura

Founder & CEO of the UK Cyber Security Association & Neurodiversity Advocate

Laila El-Metoui

Equity & Belonging Consultant, Proud London Councils Chair & Founder of Educating OUT Racism

Elaine Sihera

Writer, Sociologist and Diversity & Inclusion Coach Who Founded the British Diversity Awards

Pauline Miller

Head of Culture for Lloyd's of London, Former Head of Talent Development and Inclusion and Head of Diversity & Inclusion

Sharon White

First Female Chairman of John Lewis Partnership, Named the 2nd Most Powerful Black Briton

Our roster of speakers includes people of different races, sexualities, religions and appearances, all booked to share their personal stories of discrimination and why it is important to consider intersectionality in your workplace diversity policies.