Belinda Parmar OBE works with leaders to transform organisations from within using the power of empathy. She uses the science of empathy to change the way we lead at work. Belinda is the creator of the Global Empathy Index published in the Harvard Business Review which is the first index to measure empathy and inclusion at scale. She works alongside CEOs and leaders of large organisations to transform companies using the power of empathy in a post Covid world.
Belinda changes cultures to bring more empowerment to people’s lives with a focus on belonging and diversity, she is an expert in behavioural science and nudge theory and works with large companies to implement hundreds of ‘empathy nudges’ that organically build an empathy revolution and give people simple practical ways they can bring more empathy to work.
Belinda’s specialises in resilience, language and conflict resolution, she was Empathy-In-Residence at Centrica, one of the world’s biggest energy companies and set up an Empathy Hub in Europe’s largest bank. Belinda was chosen in 2019 to speak at Davos as she is a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum. Belinda was awarded an OBE in 2015 by the Queen for her services to women in technology and was voted one of the top 20 Global Public Figures in Diversity in 2020.
Belinda is currently Empathy-In-Residence at Centrica, one of the world’s biggest utility companies.
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. Listed as one of the UK’s most influential women in tech in 2020 & 2021
-Women’s Empowerment roundtable, Microsoft, Davos
-Empathy in the tech industry, Salesforce, Feb
-The Power of Empathy, Technoport conference, Norway, March
-The Future of Work, Private Event, Berlin, March
-Women and Tech, HR Tech World, London, March
-The Future of Work, EY & The Pool, April
-The Commercials of Empathy, Private Event, London, May
-The Power of Empathy in the 4th Industrial Revolution, Microsoft, Athens, May
-The emotion of experience, Adobe Summit EMEA, June
-Can you really measure empathy? Private Event, London, Sept
-Technology is fueling the empathy deficit, TEDx Bergen, October
Little Miss Geek: Bridging The Gap Between Girls and Technology (2nd Edition 2016 with a 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.”