Emma Henderson

Former Captain at EasyJet & Founder of Project Wingman, Appointed MBE, Named Points of Light & Woman of the Year

How to hire Emma Henderson

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

** We do not accept requests for autographs, signed merchandise, fan mail, birthday messages or any other non-commercial contact with the speakers or acts. Each speaker on the website may not have necessarily worked with Champions in the past but are known to perform such engagements within the industry.

Emma's official speaking topics are listed below:

  • Wellbeing in the Workplace & Why It Matters 
  • Being a Woman in a Man's World (It's a Flight Deck, not a Cockpit!)
  • Life Is a Box of Chocolates- So Make Sure You Eat Them All
  • Being a Servant Leader 
  • Change Management 
  • Leadership 
  • Resilience 
  • Setting up Project Wingman
  • Overcoming Adversity 
  • Embracing Change 
  • Offering the Hand of Friendship

Emma is often booked as the guest speaker at a range of speaking events, read her latest feedback below. 

"Emma is an incredibly talented leader and her natural storytelling ability is absolutely inspiring- mesmerising audiences she engages with. I could listen to Emma speak all day long. A wonderful talent!" - Dr Noel, Associate Dean, Teesside University Business School 

"Emma was brilliant and the ladies loved her! And quite frankly of course they did! Thank you so much for your preparation and openness in answering the ladies questions... thank you, thank you!" - Rachel, Royal College of Defence Studies Spouses 

"Emma's incredible story provided a unique perspective into change-readiness and the importance of self-belief when dealing with adversity. Her contributions to our Women's History Month celebrations provided a challenging and inspirational message that anything is possible if you practise gratitude and care in all things, make time for yourself and always look to learn. A true leader in all she does, we are so grateful for her time to inspire our customers and colleagues and look forward to doing it again (and again!)" - Josh, Regional Enterprise Manager, NatWest Group

"Emma spoke to our Y13s at the start of the academic year and her message was spot on! At a time in their lives when they need to be resilient and to persevere is so crucial, her inspiring and moving life lessons truly struck a chord and left our students feeling motivated to face the challenges of their final year of school" - Melanie, Year 13 Coordinator, Gordonstoun School

  • 2021 - Awarded an MBE for Services to Charity
  • 2021 - Nominated as one of Lorraine's Women of the Year Kindness Award finalists 
  • 2020 - Co-Founder, Director & CEO of Project Wingman 
  • 2019 - Appeared in the ITV documentary 'Inside the Cockpit', becoming known as 'Captain Emma'
  • 2016 - Captain at Gatwick Airport for easyJet
  • 2015 - Senior First Officer & Flight Ambassador at Luton Airport for easyJet 
  • 2010 - Senior First Officer at Stanstead Airport for easyJet
  • 2009 - Deputy Chief Flying Instructor at Highland Aero Club 
  • 2008 - Flight Instructor for The Moray Flying Club 
  • 2007 - Flight Instructor for Wycombe Air Centre