Intersectionality is defined by the combination of someone’s social and political circumstances 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’:

Inga Beale

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

Nicola Adams

Britain's Most Successful Female Boxer and First Female Boxer to Become an Olympic Champion with Gold at London 2012

Kate Richardson-Walsh

Hockey Olympic Gold Medallist, Capped 375 Times for England & Former England and Great Britain Hockey Captain Over 13 Years

Ellie Simmonds

Record-breaking Paralympian Who Won Two Gold Medals at the Age of 13, Appointed MBE and OBE for Services to Sport and Charity Work

Kanya King

Founder of the MOBO Awards & Named on the Powerlist as One of Britain’s Most Influential Black People

Ade Adepitan

Paralympic Bronze Winning Basketball Player, Named on the 100 Most Influential Black British People Powerlist

Jean Tomlin

Human Resources Expert, Founding CEO of Chanzo and Former Director of HR, Workforce and Accreditation for the London 2012 Olympic Games

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.