I am often asked to take part in speaking engagements, training workshops and conferences on a variety of subjects in the storytelling field. This is something I enjoy doing and am skilled at. I have given guest lectures at universities, taken part in global panels and provided motivational and expert speeches. I have also experience judging international storytelling competitions and being a member of storytelling and women empowerment steering committees. Please do contact me about my experiences as a motivational speaker, lecturer and trainer. More recently I have been asked to speak on numerous podcasts about diversity and inclusion and branching out as an author.

Keynote Speaker, Simply Comms, Europe (2021)

Inspirational Speaker, The Economist, UK (2021)

Is there a book in it? Hacks and Hackers (2021)

What’s In A Name?, Dataminr, UK (2021)

Diversity and Inclusion, We Hate Pink, UK (2020)

Career Clinic, City Hindus, UK (2020)

Storytelling Masterclass, John Schofield Trust, UK (2020)

BAM Media Conference, Georgetown University, US (2019), online (2020)

International Women’s Day inspirational speaker, King (Candy Crush), UK (2018)

Real News Trainer, Teaching school students how to spot fake news, UK (2018)

Journalism and Trauma Leadership retreat, Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma, UK (2015), Italy (2018), UK (2019)

Alternative Facts, Divisive Narratives & Uncomfortable Questions, workshop panel, Rotary International Peace Centre, Thailand (2017)

Social Media Verification Workshop, keynote speaker, Reveal EU, Greece (2016)

Trauma Journalism, presenter, BBC News, BBC Monitoring, World Service, BBC UGC, National Union of Journalists, UK (2016)

News and User Generated Content panel, panellist, Prix Italia, Turin, Italy (2015)

Sourcing Stories on Social Media, News: Rewired, presenter and panellist, UK (2015)

How to Network, workshop facilitator, moderator, BBC Academy, UK (2008 – 2017)

Social storytelling/verification/ life as a journalist, guest lecturer, BBC International Bureaux, City University London, Catch 22 Academy,

University of Chicago, PA Training, Global Education Oregon, UK, University of West London (2010 to Present)