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Joanne Lockwood

Joanne Lockwood

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Joanne Lockwood is the Founder and CEO of SEE Change Happen and describes herself as an Inclusion and Belonging specialist.

Joanne is passionate about helping organisations to develop policy and best practise to be more inclusive for all people. By challenging biases, she helps them to develop a vision and strategy for conscious inclusion, with the aim of bringing about positive candidate, employee, and customer experiences. She delivers workshops, seminars, and training programmes both on-line and in-person.

Additionally, she promotes transgender awareness and support to businesses and assists them in developing allies’ programmes and LGBTQ+ inclusion strategies.

She is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, Member of the Institute of Equality and Diversity Professionals, consultant, and facilitator who focuses on “people people” be that in Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, or Learning & Develop to bring sustainable change by establishing a “why of D&I” for both the Organisation and the leadership teams to ensure it is promoted throughout to all colleagues.

As well as being a sought-after keynote conference speaker Joanne is also a prolific blogger and podcaster who hosts “Inclusion Bites” and is a regular columnist in a UK based National Newspaper where she shares her views on Inclusion and Belonging and creating environments where people can thrive.

She was a contributor and featured in a Channel 4 (UK) documentary called “The Making of Me”, broadcast in February 2019 which featured on an episode of Gogglebox. This documentary was filmed over a 3-year period and detailed her own personal gender transition and its impact on those around her.

Recently, Joanne was named as one of the “Power List of the Top 200 Biggest Voices in Leadership in 2022” by leadersHum.com, also one of the “Top 15 must-follow diversity & inclusion thought leaders to watch out for in 2021” by Peoplehum.com and one of the “125 People to Follow on LinkedIn About Diversity and Inclusion“ by DiverseIn.com

Her mantra is “Smile | Engage | Educate” and that we should treat people as they wish to be treated.

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In person prices:
£3,795 - £4,500
Price based on UK delivery
Virtual Event prices:
£3,295 - £4,000
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Topics:
Coaching, Cultural Change, Culture, Customer Engagement, Customer Service, Employee Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Gender Bias, Inclusion, Inspirational, Leadership, LGBTQ+, Mental Health, Personal Development, Q&A, Strategy, Unconscious Bias

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By chance, I just happened to meet Joanne Lockwood just before I delivered my talk at the People Power conference. Joanne kindly stayed for my talk so out of courtesy I thought it only polite to do the same. I arrogantly however, thought I pretty much knew most things about Diversity and Inclusion so thought it would be interesting, because Joanne seemed lovely and interesting, but if I’m to be totally honest… I didn’t think I’d learn anything new. My goodness how wrong could I be!!!!! Not only did Joanne open my eyes to so many things I hadn’t considered before but I also don’t remember feeling so inspired by a speaker who can turn a subject about something we all think we know more than we actually do, into something so interesting, clever and moving! So, a massive thank you to you Joanne, I’m so lucky and grateful that I just so happened to sit next to you.

I was fortunate enough to hear Joanne speak at an Inclusive Recruitment event that we held in our offices recently. Joanne spoke with a calm authority and delivered a presentation that mixed inspiration, emotion and humour. She set the tone in the opening minutes with a story that was disarming yet pin-point accurate to the subject matter. We were also lucky that Joanne had time to hang around to do a Q&A which meant we got some practical questions around inclusive recruitment answered by an expert. I would highly recommend Joanne as a speaker on this topic.

 
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