Engagement: International Women’s Day
Speaker: Hayley Barnard, Specialist in diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias
Dublin-based law firm Hayes Solicitors were looking for someone for International Women’s day in early March 2020, just before the pandemic took hold in Ireland. The theme was to be Each for Equal – An equal world – an equal world being an enabled world.
We strongly recommended Hayley Barnard, a Diversity and Inclusion Strategist, Keynote Speaker and a board level advisor to many national and global organisations. Hayley brings her presentations to life with humour, insight and anecdotes which help us to unpick the unconscious biases that stop organisations and individuals from being truly inclusive. Her talks appeal to all genders and none, which was key for an IWD event on inclusion.
- Peace of mind. The disruption of the pandemic meant the client asked us to take care of all travel and accommodation for Hayley, which we did.
- Buy-in from the audience. In the words of the client, “Hayley was fantastic. She was warm and informative. On the briefing call she really got to know us as a company and as a result, the presentation was well thought out and received. The feedback from our clients and partners was fantastic.’
“This was the first time I have worked with Personally Speaking and I can’t recommend them enough. Joanne and Louise were particularly helpful. The communications were seamless and timely between us. We booked Hayley Barnard for an IWD event and she was fantastic. Thank you Joanne, Louise and Hayley. I look forward to working with you all again”
– Ailish O’Dowd, Head of Marketing and Business Development, Hayes Solicitors