Every October, we celebrate Black History Month, an event that aims to raise awareness of racial diversity, inclusion and equality.
Our Black History Month speakers are informative, inspirational and motivational, and highly respected within their fields. Whatsmore, is that many also have faced racial discrimination first hand and yet have overcome stigma and adversity to rise above and beyond the racial inequality they’ve faced.
Plus, as motivational keynote speakers, they are here to inspire businesses and event organisers to support and educate their employees and/or audiences on matters of Equality, Inclusion and Diversity.
By incorporating E,D & I into your team building, training or workplace event, you can learn to provide a better, more inclusive community for all.
The ten speakers mentioned below are just a small sample of the influential Black History Month speakers we have to offer. To view all of our Black History Month Speakers CLICK HERE.
Following the Black Lives Matter movement sparked by the death of George Floyd in the US, TV presenter, Ayo Akinwolere was invited to share his experiences during a conference at the Cultural Intelligence Consultancy. The aim was to address current ‘old-fashioned’ workplace practices that may be racially or culturally discriminative, and to create more diverse, positive and forward-thinking workplaces that will allow all employees, regardless of background, to exist authentically, feel safe and in turn drive productivity.
Learn more about Black History Month Speaker Ayo Akinwolere HERE
Carina White is a co-founder of the Black Mums Upfront podcast, which brings together black mothers to discuss topics including sex, childbirth, death, gender stereotypes, family and race.
Carina is a passionate about tackling inequalities and racism and has spoken at some of the biggest conferences and panel sessions. She is entertaining, informative, passionate, and perfect for any event looking to tackle diversity.
Learn more about Black History Month Speaker Carina White HERE
As a successful chef, and budding entrepreneur, Charlene Ashong is passionate mentor, helping young musicians, writers and chefs to hone their talent by providing them with opportunities to enhance their skillset. As a black female entrepreneur herself, Charlene is especially keen to help other black females become successful in business.
Learn more about Black History Month Speaker Charlene Ashong HERE
Emmanuel Asuquo is a financial health speaker, advisor and founder of Noir Excel and the Eman Effect, working with individuals and business owners to help them prepare for their financial future.
Contributor to financial TV programmes, Emmanuel grew up in the shadow of Canary Wharf and dreamed of working at one of the banks throughout his childhood. Realizing his dream aged 22, Emmanuel has gone on to work with the likes of Barclays, HSBC and NatWest, offering keynote speeches on diversity in the workplace and systemic racism in the financial industry. Similar speakers include Naomi Sesay, Timothy Armoo and Tayo Oguntonade.
Learn more about Black History Month Speaker Emmanuel Asuquo HERE
Being the first black presenter of Garden’s World, Flo Headlam is an inspiration to any young black person, looking to pursue their passion. Previously working in the education sector of a national charity, Flo can often be found providing keynote talks to schools, about horticulture and nature’s benefits on mental health. She is a great advocate for the growth of community gardens, especially those that can grow and provide food for those less fortunate. Flo is also available to hire with fellow horticultural presenter, Danny Clarke.
Learn more about Black History Month Speaker Flo Headlam HERE
British-Nigerian Ije McDougall is a Law Expert, and the Founder of The Kairos Initiative, a charity that is dedicated to “restoring dignity and bringing relief to the neediest of people in Northern Nigeria”.
Her experience as an immigrant coming from Nigeria, mixed with her BBC training and HR background, offer a truly unique insight into the media from a diversity and equality background; her talk on Racial Equality was featured on the Black Lives Matter website in 2020.
With her original storytelling technique, production experience, and expertise in HR law, Ije has spoken to a wide array of audiences, from schools and colleges to multinational corporate audiences. She has been featured on several podcasts and publications and published her own book. This combination means she has honed excellent communication skills and knows how to identify what her audiences need.
Learn more about Black History Month Speaker Ije McDougall HERE
Sian Gabbidon was the first black female winner of BBC’s The Apprentice. Since her win, Sian’s business, Sian Marie, which she initially set up from her bedroom, has grown into a global brand. She now shares her story to clients worldwide, after an engaging motivational keynote speaker looking to inspire audiences who are looking to start their own business venture. Her talks touch upon overcoming adversity, never taking ‘no’ for an answer, learning from mistakes, understanding the power of knowledge, and what it takes to pitch & secure a huge investment to boost a brand.
Learn more about Black History Month Speaker Sian Gabbidon HERE
Motivational mental health speaker Shaun Flores is an influencers who uses his creativity to inspire and educate his followers on topics of inclusion, masculinity, identity and mental health. Shaun has given many keynote talks on Diversity and mental health, including a headline talk for Roehampton University’s BAME conference.
He is also the host of the Flower Hour podcast, where he aims to bridge societal gaps and produce a more inclusive society. Guests have included renowned business and life coach Africa Brooke, founder of the Black Curriculum Lavinya Stennett, and Free Black University member Melz Owusu.
Learn more about Black History Month Speaker Shaun Flores HERE
Timothy Armoo is the founding CEO of groundbreaking influencer marketing agency Fanbytes. Having started his first business at the age of 14, Tim is now a tech entrepreneur who’s sure to inspire any audience looking to succeed!
Tim was named in Forbes 30 Under 30 for his achievements in media and marketing, and now shares his expertise with corporations worldwide. Talks often circulate around Gen Z marketing, business and start-ups. He has appeared on Adweek, the BBC, and Business Insider, having won awards such as the Huffington Post Entrepreneur of the Year.
Learn more about Black History Month Speaker Tim Armoo HERE
Winnie is an award-winning tech entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Carra, an AI-driven digital hair health platform for ‘textured hair.’ Winnie is a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion and shares her thoughts on how companies can create a more equitable and just society – she also explores why diversity is essential for innovation. She is also passionate about inspiring young women to explore STEM careers and encouraging businesses to be more sustainable.
Learn more about Black History Month Speaker Winnie Awa HERE
The motivational keynote speakers listed above are just a handful of the Equality, Inclusion and Diversity Speakers we have to offer for Black History Month 2023. To view all of our Black History Month Speakers CLICK HERE.
Check out last year’s list of ’22 Inspirational Black History Month Speakers for 2022′ all still available to book for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion events this year.
To book your perfect Black History Month speaker, or to make an enquiry – contact us at Great British Speakers today!
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