Belinda is the founder and CEO of The Empathy Business, the company behind the world’s first Empathy Index, on its 4th year and supported by The World Economic Forum.
Belinda was chosen as a Young Global Leader in 2014 by The World Economic Forum and was appointed an OBE for services to the UK’s technology industry in the 2014 Birthday Honours.
She is the author of Little Miss Geek and The Empathy Era and writes for The World Economic Forum and The Guardian newspaper.
Her exuberant personality is as compelling as her innovative and unique brand.
Belinda Parmar is making waves with her words as a keynote speaker, from highlighting why empathy matters in business in both money and motivational terms, to the contradiction of new technologies and explores what the workforce of tomorrow will look like and the skills we all need in the empathy revolution.
-Women’s Empowerment roundtable, Microsoft, Davos, Jan 2017
-Empathy in the tech industry, Salesforce, Feb 2017
-The Power of Empathy, Technoport conference, Norway, March 2017
-The Future of Work, Private Event, Berlin, March 2017
-Women and Tech, HR Tech World, London, March 2017
-The Future of Work, EY & The Pool, April 2017
-The Commercials of Empathy, Private Event, London, May 2017
-The Power of Empathy in the 4th Industrial Revolution, Microsoft, Athens, May 2017
-The emotion of experience, Adobe Summit EMEA, June 2017
-Can you really measure empathy? Private Event, London, Sept 2017
-Technology is fueling the empathy deficit, TEDx Bergen, October 2017
Little Miss Geek: Bridging The Gap Between Girls and Technology (2nd Edition 2016 with foreword from Jimmy Wales/Founder of Wikipedia and Martha Lane Fox/ Baroness Lane Fox of Soho CBE)
The Empathy Era: Women, Business and The New Pathway to Profit
"Belinda’s talk about empathy in business and technology was such a breath of fresh air for our event. She tied some very important and often overlooked concepts together in a way that was refreshing and inspiring."
"Every organisation and leader would benefit from the challenging business insight The Empathy Business delivered. It made me realise how desensitised I'd become to the 'norms of communication.' It also took behavioural economics to a new level."
"Belinda brought her trademark warmth and sharp insight to our discussion. She is clearly an expert on the subject of empathy and its vital role in how we engage most effectively with customers, partners and employees. She didn't shy away from some of the more challenging topics and her perspectives provoked thought, debate and constructively challenged the audience to look creatively at solutions and opportunities."
“In just one session Lady Geek really engaged our staff to think about women and technology.”
“Rarely an outside company can bring a completely new perspective on business but that is what Lady Geek did.”