Dame Inga Beale is a female powerhouse in business. As the former CEO at Lloyd’s of London and expert at implementing inclusive corporate policies, Inga is highly sought after on the speaking circuit. Whether she’s inspiring with her story or educating on LGBT and diversity business practices, Inga is influential in her capacity as a speaker.
Best known for being the first female to be named CEO of Lloyd’s of London, Inga made history at the over 300-year-old company. Not only did she enter the role with impact, but she also continued to influence the future of the company, through modernising traditional elements. One of the key changes Inga implemented was greater inclusivity and diversity principles, championing more acceptance in the workplace and embracing individuality. After five years as CEO Inga received a damehood for her services to business.
Gaining a reputation for her ability to implement progressive policies in the workplace, Inga now offers guidance in the form of consulting and keynote talks to businesses on inclusion. As an openly bisexual businesswoman, Inga utilises her first-hand experiences of discrimination and homophobia, to empower other businesses to support their LGBT+ employees. Inga was the first women and bisexual person to be named on the Outstanding & FT Leading LGBT Executive Power List, a testament to her influence on the industry.
Inga continues to be an influential business figure through such roles as the Chair of Mediclinic, Non-Executive Director of Crawford & Company, and Board Member at Clyde & Co. Having led such an inspiring career, Dame Inga Beale is ideally suited to share transformative keynote talks.
Inga Beale is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“I wanted to thank you for presenting at the MOD IKX Symposium last week. It is obvious that you are an authority in your subject and your presentation was informative, enlightening and thought provoking. We have received many complimentary comments about your presentation and more than a few who want to release the potential of their team. One such example was “Dame Inga was very very inspirational. What a great speech.” Your contribution to the day was significant, tying together the benefits to the organisation and individual of valuing individual contribution and also the techniques and challenges of achieving it. Thank you again.”
“It was great. She has a fantastic story to tell. The feedback noted Inga’s spirit, openness and honesty and found it a privilege to have had the opportunity to hear her speak. One even said that he was upset that as a British gay man, working in insurance, he was upset with himself that Inga’s story was new to him. He wanted to thank us for correcting his oversight. I echo the sentiments that it was a privilege to hear from Inga and to hear how she has continued to learn from her experiences and is an ally and ‘champion’ to other minority groups.”
“Your speech was well received and brought the perfect synergy to our group. It was very interesting hearing about how you overcame adversities and your accomplishments. We have received amazing feedback, particularly on your openness in owning, and learning from your experiences. I believe your story will have a lasting impact and will serve as an immediate benefit to our BRGs. Again, thank you and we hope to have the opportunity to work with you on future events.”
“I just wanted to let you know that we were thrilled with Inga’s involvement on today’s event. Thanks for all your help in coordinating this, I think we will definitely want to involve Inga in future events if she is willing.”
“Lovely discussion with authenticity and impact. I truly enjoyed Inga’s style of engaging with her audience. She was genuine and inviting and encouraged each of us to take action”