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Joanne Lockwood

Joanne Lockwood, “The Inclusive Culture Expert”, embodies the epitome of transformative change in the field of Inclusive Cultures. As a transgender woman in her late 50s, she is uniquely qualified to infuse authenticity and experience into the realm of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Her personal journey amplifies her voice, making her not just a speaker but a heartfelt mentor and a vanguard in the mission for organisational culture change and transgender awareness and support.

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About Joanne Lockwood

Joanne Lockwood, “The Inclusive Culture Expert”, embodies the epitome of transformative change in the field of Inclusive Cultures. As a transgender woman in her late 50s, she is uniquely qualified to infuse authenticity and experience into the realm of diversity and inclusion. Her personal journey amplifies her voice, making her not just a consultant but a heartfelt mentor and a vanguard in the mission for transgender awareness and support.

 

The Expertise

With a background spanning from the Royal Air Force to a thriving IT business, Joanne has pivoted her career towards HR and People Consulting. She partners with “People People” — the HR professionals, Talent and Recruitment leads, and Organisational and Learning and Development leaders. Guided by her mantra “Smile | Engage | Educate,” Joanne nurtures Positive People Experiences, transcending traditional EDI models to bring about deeply rooted, sustainable change and positive people experiences.

 

The Accolades

Her soulful impact has not gone unnoticed. Joanne is a Fellow and Chair of the Board of the Professional Speaking Association UK&I and a Fellow of the Institute of Equality and Diversity Professionals. Featured in a Channel 4/RDF documentary, “The Making of Me,” she also hosts the ‘Inclusion Bites’ podcast..

 

The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Joanne’s credentials go beyond her professional titles. She is an entrepreneur with a keen sense for business, having turned over £3m at the peak of her IT business and employing 25 staff. Her legacy in the Round Table as the first openly transgender National President shows her ability to challenge societal norms and engage in philanthropy.

 

The Speaker

Joanne’s riveting keynotes resonate deeply with audiences across the globe. Whether it’s after-dinner speaking events or international seminars, her storytelling ability grips her audience, teaching them to tackle their own imposter syndrome, overcome societal prejudices, and foster an environment where everyone can thrive.

 

The Community Advocate

The thread that runs through Joanne’s varied career is her commitment to community. From volunteering with Beyond Reflections, a Hampshire-based gender diversity charity, to contributing to the School of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton, her community work is a testament to her innate drive for inclusivity and belonging.

 

Key Takeaways

Conscious Inclusion: It needs to be woven into the fabric of your organisation, not just an afterthought.

Empathy and Understanding: The cornerstones for creating Positive People Experiences.

Expert Guidance: Seek seasoned experts like Joanne who can bring lived experiences into the equation, making the approach more authentic and effective.

 

Concluding Thoughts

So, what are you waiting for? Are you ready to challenge societal norms, reshape your organisation’s understanding of inclusion, and unlock the full potential of your workforce? Don’t hesitate. Let Joanne Lockwood be your guiding light in making meaningful change happen.

To book Joanne Lockwood, contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email enquiries@thespeakersagency.com.

Speech Topics

Joanne’s talk include but are not limited to:

  • LGBTQ+ Transgender Awareness and History – typically for Pride events and other #hashtag commemorations
  • One Transition, Two Perspectives – a double act fireside chat with my Wife and I
  • “The Making of Me” – my story and journey as a trans woman and entrepreneur
  • Finding Your “Why of D&I”
  • The Inclusive Leaders Journey
  • Inclusive Leadership: The key to your D&I Vision
  • Your Journey to Conscious Inclusion
  • The Power of Words – “I am”
  • Is your Engagement Strategy as Accessible and Inclusive as you think it is? What can you do about it?
  • Inclusive Recruitment – Busting the myth of meritocracy
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Testimonials

"Empathy Unlocked: Joanne's authentic sharing at our panel not only educated us on trans inclusion but dissolved fears and ignited a newfound commitment to allyship. A programme highlight, without question."

Rebel Leadership

"Safe Yet Impactful: Joanne's session effortlessly balances sensitivity with depth, offering an inclusive and engaging experience. Highly recommended for teams committed to meaningful conversations."

Sift (HRZone)

"Heartfelt & Authentic: Joanne openly shared her journey, connecting deeply with the audience through genuine responses to our questions. Her honesty served as a bridge, inviting us into a meaningful dialogue. Thank you, Joanne!"

The Lucid Group

"Don't Wait: Joanne is your go-to for transforming organisational culture towards true inclusion and belonging. Her resources and podcasts are added value. Book her again without hesitation."

NHS

"Eye-Opening: If you think you know EDI, Joanne's approach will expand your horizons. She goes beyond individual focus to a more holistic understanding, crucial for policy-making. A game-changer for EDI professionals."

Arden University

"Masterful and Engaging: Joanne's workshop is a standout—flawlessly presented and deeply informed. With excellent materials to boot, she's a top pick for any forward-thinking organisation."

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