Asif Sadiq

Senior Vice President At WarnerMedia (Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, CNN etc) For Equity & Inclusion Who Was Formerly Adidas' Global Head Of Diversity, Inclusion & Social Impact

How to hire Asif Sadiq

Contact the Champions Speakers agency to provisionally enquire about Asif Sadiq for your event today. Simply call a booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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Asif's official speaking topics are listed below.

  • The journey from diversity, inclusion to belonging
  • Creating a truly inclusive workplace where everyone can bring their authentic self to work
  • Corporate diversity effectiveness and strategy development
  • Creating inclusive leadership within organisations
  • How to manage and support employee resource group
  • Understanding visible and non-visible disability inclusion
  • Diversity recruitment, retention and progression
  • Social and community impact strategies
  • Global diversity and inclusion strategies in multiple markets
  • D&I data analysis and inclusion to champion tangible results
  • Race and ethnicity inclusion in the workplace
  • How to be an ally for gender equity
  • Championing social mobility
  • LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace
  • Supporting working parents and careers
  • How to creative workplaces for faith and belief



During the COVID-19 pandemic, Asif attended many virtual events, booked as the exciting guest speaker. Read the feedback he has received below.

"A huge thank you, Asif. The session was everything we hoped it would be – your content prompted some really great questions which I hope is indicative of colleagues on the call reflecting on their own practice. I have already had several colleagues reach out to me directly to say how inspiring they found the event. Thank you for arranging the presentation by Asif Sadiq. The Army Inspectorate is conducting a review into the training and education of behaviours, so listening to Asif was really useful." - Maria, Leadership Consultant, Leadership and Engagement Team, Ministry of Defence

"Please send our sincerest thank you to Asif! His presentation was incredible and I've already gotten some great feedback. Thank you for all of your help, hopefully we can work together again in the future" - Lauren, Marketing & Event Specialist, Imagine Team 

"Both speakers we've had this year have been fantastic. We just had the talk and Q&A with Asif Sadiq who was brilliant- his talk was insightful and powerful, whilst also funny and poignant. A great discussion and one we're honoured to have been able to host" - Jahnavi, Deliveroo

"It was a great event, thank you! Asif was a fantastic speaker - his talk was powerful and engaging but also poignant and funny. We loved hosting him and the Q&A afterwards was great." - Jahnavi, Deliveroo

"Asif is very knowledgable around the EDI subject matters, leaving thoughts on how we can implement an open culture. Recognising that we make mistakes and how we learn from them? Asif also speaks openly about some of his personal experiences, which allows his audience to open up to him. I would have no hesitation in using Asif again around this subject matter and can see how he has an MBE. Thank you for giving me some insightful ideas, that got the cogs moving" - Charlotte, Open Uni

"We've just come off the call with Asif and I just wanted to say that it was absolutely brilliant- perfectly executed and so insightful. The immediate feedback from the participants has been amazing, so I'm hoping you could pass our huge thanks to him" - Rosie, CAE

Feedback from in-person events

Asif is also regularly booked as a speaker for in-person occasions. Read his latest feedback from in-person events below.

"Asif Sadiq was a fantastic Black History Month guest. He spoke with authority, clarity and provided excellent insights and practical examples of how we can take the drive for equity in our workplaces and society forward. The audience engagement and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. I would also like to say how easy Asif was to work with. He has been engaging, flexible and accomodating throughout the entire process. Because of all of the above, Asif comes highly recommended by us" - Ali, TSB

"It was a really good talk. Very insightful and thought-provoking. It's given us lots to think about for our D and I plan that we are going to put forward. We received lots of positive feedback from colleagues after the talk" - Melinda, Sage House

"Asif was fantastic to work with and very knowledgeable in the space. His insights and vulnerability really made our event feel authentic and relatable to the audience. I would have no hesitation in recommending him as a speaker at future events. " - Louise, Culture Amp

"Just a quick one to say thanks for setting up the talk with Asif. Asif was a dream to work with, and the session was excellent!" - Tom, English UK

"On behalf of all of us I wanted to drop you a quick line to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Asif for joining us today, he is amazing and has really caused quite a stir at IMO with an engaging and thought-provoking chat. I also want to express our gratitude to him for dedicating us more time than originally scheduled to answer the questions from our staff, there’s an appetite for more from him and it has lit a fire in people’s bellies, I would say. We really appreciate his insights and the ease and familiarity with which he has approached this exercise with us." - Bea,

"Today the sixth form were privileged to welcome Mr Asif Sadiq MBE with whom we explored the importance of diversity and the need for greater inclusion in every facet of society...He remains committed to improving diversity and inclusion in the future, and he wants to make a real and direct impact in his home area. All of his answers were insightful but more importantly honest, providing a thorough insight into his award-winning career. Overall, a very topical and passionate lecture." - Y13 Student, Forest School

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your involvement with our Staff Conference on Wednesday 19 August.  I appreciate how busy your diary must be and I am grateful that you were able to join us live on the day. We have been receiving really positive feedback from our staff and it’s certainly a great way to start the new academic year. Thank you once again for your support." – Sam, Principal & CEO of Wakefield College

"The session was a resounding success and great feedback from leaders." – Jemima, PepsiCo

"To use an American sports term, “You knocked the ball out of the park”.  

"Having spent a lot of time in DEI workshops over the years, I can say with some credibility that yours was outstanding….in fact, the best I’ve participated in with a global audience." -   John D. Bergen, Managing Partner- BERGEN PARTNERSHIP LLC

"I was recently introduced to Asif as a possible speaker for our In-house Recruitment D&I conference and I'm absolutely thrilled that we were! Aside from an impactful, thought-provoking and mesmerising, presentation, Asif was a pleasure to work with in the build-up to the event. If you're looking for an inspiring speaker, Asif is certainly that & I wouldn't be able to recommend him highly enough. I hope I have the pleasure of working with him again!" - Natasha Preocanin, Managing Director at In-house Recruitment

"It was an honour to have Asif Sadiq MBE as our keynote speaker for the Embracing Diversity - Flight Path To Inclusion event, held at the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England & Wales (ICAEW). Asif received amazing feedback such as: "Dynamic & Diverse Presentation, First Class Speaker, Great Thought Provoking Journey, Incredibly Informative. Asif has been described by myself and many others as Powerful, Extremely Knowledgeable, Charismatic, Inspiring, Self-Confident and assured. He is very passionate about Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging and is a master in this field which makes him more compelling. I'm really looking forward to working with Asif in the future, to share best practice, re the complex world of D & I" - Marcia, Life Stages Communities Manager at ICAEW, Diversity & Inclusion, Women in Finance, Young Members, Career Breakers and Life Members