Belinda Parmar OBE

Belinda Parmar OBE

Belinda Parmar OBE is a diversity campaigner and the CEO of The Empathy Business and a Non-Executive Director for the Ministry of Defence.

Belinda Parmar uses the science of empathy to change the way companies transform their organisations focusing on leadership, communications and operations.

She is the creator of the Global Empathy Index which was published in the Harvard Business Review- the first index to measure empathy and inclusion at scale.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book diversity & empathy speaker Belinda Parmar OBE for your next event.

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‘Just wanted to give you some feedback on Belinda, who spoke at our IWD event today as we really couldn’t have asked for a better speaker. She took the time to prep with us (more than once), she really listened to our goals for the event and tailored her content with examples to match our audience expectations. Her delivery on the day was incredible;  personable, funny, authentic and solicited really strong feedback from our attendees. We would absolutely recommend her to other businesses looking for someone to speak in her area of expertise and please don’t hesitate to contact me if anyone needs a reference. ‘


“Belinda led a half-day empathy workshop for our AB inBev Direct-to-Consumer People (HR) team and it was the perfect session to upskill our team members on this important quality.  Belinda really stepped in and got to know our team, our organisation and the individuals in the session, which meant the workshop was perfectly tailored to our specific needs and challenges.  It was clear that during the session, the team responded to this and instantly connected and felt safe with Belinda.  Belinda is a true expert when it comes to Empathy, but her super-power is bringing this to life within a corporate environment, to draw out the “so what?” and bring people on the journey with her.  Whilst we loved the session, the whole team were left wanting more and I know this is therefore only the start of us working together with Belinda! Thank you again Belinda and team.”


“Just wanted to feedback what a great session we had with Belinda yesterday.  She was a really engaging presenter and got the audience really interested in a subject that is quite unusual for scientists.  The site manager (whose budget I used to pay for this) said “I walked around the Technology office after lunch yesterday and colleagues were talking about the session and how insightful it was.”


“I had a chance to participate in a talk with Belinda Bianca Parmar OBE as ABB’s Explore. Own. Accelerate. -program. What an inspiring hour we had!❤️ Loved every second!”


“Belinda has far exceeded my expectations in terms of content and delivery. I also really appreciated her patience with the technology set-up, and her openness in tailoring her presentation to the ABB context. I have had several messages from employees who have mentioned listening to “one of the best presentations” they have had this year.”


“It was an empowering session and I personally found Belinda’s way of influencing and storytelling very inspiring. I will be applying the lessons learned in my professional and personal life.’


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