Belinda Parmar OBE

CEO of The Empathy Business, NED of the UK Ministry of Defence, Founder of Little Miss Geek Ltd, Named a Top 20 Diversity Champion 2021 & Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum





Little Miss Geek: Bridging The Gap Between Girls And Technology

Little Miss Geek: Bridging The Gap Between Girls And Technology

The Empathy Era: Women, Business and the New Pathway to Profit

The Empathy Era: Women, Business and the New Pathway to Profit

Belinda Parmar received a 5 star rating across 5 events in 2023

Operations Director

"Belinda Parmar is an exceptional keynote speaker, adept in science-based cultural transformation. As CEO of The Empathy Business, she combines empathy and inclusivity, notably enhancing workplace happiness and tech sector diversity, evidenced by her OBE and global recognition. Her engaging, insightful talks profoundly impact audiences, promoting empathy and wellbeing."

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Belinda Parmar's official speaking topics are listed below:

  • AI & the Role of the Human
  • Transforming the Corporate World with Empathy & Diversity

Official Feedback from In-Person & Virtual Events

"A great choice. Belinda was professional, relevant, engaging and a role model for a room full of female grads" - Accenture

“Belinda gave an inspiring presentation on girls and STEM at our event at the United Nations in New York. Everyone in the room, whatever part of the world they came from, found it very original and extremely useful.” - Helene, United Nations

"Belinda’s keynote was a wild success. I overheard many people say that this was their favorite session. I would be honored to do any work with Belinda again—she is professional, engaging, interesting, and so very thought-provoking." - Sarah, Zendesk

“Every organisation and leader would benefit from the challenging business insight Belinda delivered. It made me realise how desensitised I'd become to the 'norms of communication.' It also took behavioural economics to a new level.” - Sue, Barclays UK

“Belinda is a charismatic and engaging speaker who had the entire audience captivated throughout. Through the whole process, Belinda made sure we had everything we needed to make our event a success and it worked. We are already planning our next project together." - Tracey, OpenMarket Ltd

"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." - Laura, Marketing Director EMEA, Bullhorn

“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 of ice after lunch yesterday and colleagues were talking about the session and how insightful it was.” - Helen, Head of Communications, Infineum

"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." - Matt, NHS

  • 2023 - Non-Executive Director at the Ministry of Defence
  • 2022 - Shortlisted for Woman of the Year at the Women in IT Awards
  • 2021 - Named as one of the Top 20 Diversity Champions 
  • 2020 - Named in the Top 20 Global Diversity Figures in Public Life
  • 2020 - Awarded a Champion of Change Commendation by Management Today
  • 2020 - Listed as One of the UK’s Most Influential Women in Tech
  • 2015 - Received an OBE for Services to Women in Technology
  • 2010 - Founded The Empathy Business / Lady Geek
  • Author of: The Empathy Era & Little Miss Geek
  • Author of the Global Empathy Index Published in the Harvard Business Review
  • Selected as a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum