WE Local Europe Keynote Speakers

WE Local Europe Keynote speakers come from varying backgrounds and experiences. Attendees at Keynote sessions are sure to leave feeling inspired, invigorated and energized.


Smita TharoorSmita Tharoor

Unconscious Bias Trainer, Speaker, Coach, Tharoor Associates

Smita Tharoor wears two hats. She is the CEO of MnA Genome, an organisation that offers a unique Artificial Intelligence platform that helps give you a single entropy score for your company’s culture. She is also the founder of Tharoor Associates, a training, coaching and organisational development company that understands the importance of stories- both personal and corporate- and their role in defining an organisation’s identity and practices.

She is the recipient of the “Global Diversity Leadership” Award at the 2017 World HRD Congress. She is a consultant with the Disability Arts, Culture & Human Rights group Together. She provides training for Warwick Universities Executive Leadership Programme.

Smita is an associate professor at Jindal University, India and is currently completing her postgraduate in education from the University of Arts, London. She is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, Coach, Mentor and Mindfulness Practitioner Smita is a motivational keynote speaker and trainer. Whether it’s speaking to 350 women at a gender conference in Philadelphia or Penang, at a BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) conference in London or to a group of banking professionals in Bombay,

Smita is empowering and inspiring. She connects with the audience on a personal level and people remember the talk long after it was given. Growing up in pluralistic India taught her the value of tolerance and the appreciation of accepting differences. She is passionate about the unconscious bias and how it impacts on all aspects of leadership development. Her experience working in the UK, India, Europe, Asia and the USA gives her a unique advantage in understanding the expectations and needs of different cultures.


Allyson Stewart-AllenAllyson Stewart-Allen

Advisor, Author, Speaker, Educator 

Allyson Stewart-Allen is an award-winning international business consultant, whose expertise in brand internationalization is sought by leading businesses globally through her consultancy, publications, appearances, mentoring and corporate education.

A Californian based in Europe for over 25 years, Allyson applies her extensive advisory experience, MBA education with Dr. Peter Drucker and languages (French, German) to the company she founded, International Marketing Partners.  Allyson has advised more than 200 businesses in 26 countries including Aegis, BAE Systems, Burberry, Cadbury, Coach, HSBC, Lufthansa, NBC Universal, SAB Miller and Shell.  She is an experienced and frequent commentator lending her insights to broadcast, print and digital media across the globe.  Besides her 4-year slot for Sky News as The Muse of Marketing, she has appeared on several television shows including twice for The Apprentice (BBC) and The Business Class (CNBC).  Other outlets applying her insights include Bloomberg, BBC News, CNN, Financial Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal.