Hayley Barnard is the Managing Director & Diversity Strategist at MIX Diversity Developers Ltd. MIX helps organizations become more innovative and profitable through developing both a more inclusive workforce and diverse customer base. MIX's clients include HSBC, Diageo, T-Systems, and Walmart.
Hayley is a professional speaker, consultant, and media commentator on subjects including gender balanced workplaces, inclusive leadership, unconscious bias, harnessing greater ethnicity in business, Autism in the workplace, and Religion and Employment. She is passionate about inspiring business leaders to adopt the principle that diversity isn't about difference, it's about excellence. She tackles issues surrounding unconscious bias and inclusiveness with humor, ensuring that her ideas have real value for audiences' working lives.
One of the most innovative projects that Hayley has headed up is the LeasePlan Women's Arctic Challenge in which she co-led a team of women on a traverse of Baffin Island, trekking and camping for 11 days at minus 40 degrees Celsius. MIX worked with LeasePlan to develop this unique platform to communicate the gender balance issue and challenge unconscious bias within their company.
Hayley lives in the New Forest, England, with her husband and two children. When not at work or at home Hayley can usually be found swimming in the nearest stretch of open water in preparation for her solo English Channel swim attempt in August 2017.