BigSpeak’s Top Diversity and Human Resource Speakers

Whether you’re looking for a keynote business speaker who can fix your company’s broken culture or a multigenerational or diversity expert to bridge your company’s divide, BigSpeak’s list of Top Diversity and Human Resource Speakers has someone for you.

These top business speakers each have a unique outlook on building healthy company cultures and, in turn, creating a more productive business. Read more to find out which keynote speaker is perfect for your company.

Paul Moya

Paul Moya is a human resource speaker and the CEO of Millennial Labs—a global consulting firm focused on segmentation marketing and generational behavior. He is known as the Harvard Millennial Expert after serving as Student Government Associate at Harvard, where he grew and led operations on large scales while engaging and retaining millennial employees, consumers, and voters.

His focus is on generational differences in the workplace and creating a space where all members of the team are heard, despite their inherently different approaches. He also speaks on maximizing your workforce by targeting the millennials through workplace policies.

Ian Siegel

Ian Siegel is a technology and entrepreneur speaker, and CEO and co-founder of ZipRecruiter. ZipRecruiter revolutionized the job search industry by providing an online platform that enabled companies to post to multiple free job boards with a single submission.In addition, Ian has held Executive Product and Technology Leadership roles at a number of early-stage to mid-size startups including CitySearch,,, and Pictage.

In his speaking, Siegel discusses how to build an elite team with true talent in any labor market, the difference between leaders and individual contributors to a team, and how to maintain a quality product through growth and change. He believes that while most companies innovate and add to a product, another way to grow is to make noise about the quality product you already have.

Liz Wiseman

Liz Wiseman is a human resource speaker and the President of the Wiseman Group, a leadership development and research firm. She is the author of three best-selling books:  Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter and The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools. Her speaking focuses on creating an inspiring work environment through adopting the idea of lifelong learning.

Robert Richman

Robert Richman is a keynote speaker, company cultural strategist, and co-creator of Zappos Insights, an innovative program focused on educating companies on the secrets behind Zappos’ amazing employee culture.

As a cultural architect, Richman specializes in digging deep within a company to help the team take ownership of the problem and the solution. He eases the growing pains every developing company encounters by ‘culture hacking’ and creating a healthier work environment.

Michael Parrish DuDell

Michael Parrish DuDell is a keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and the bestselling author of Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business—the official book from ABC’s hit show Shark Tank on how to successfully launch and grow a company from concept to cash.

DuDell’s speaking focuses on attracting the best of the new generation to your company, to your product, and to your brand. He uses the entrepreneurial spirit of the millennial to predict how to prepare for the next wave of leaders.

Patty McCord

Patty McCord is a human resource speaker and former chief talent officer of Netflix, where she served for fourteen years and helped create the Netflix Culture Deck. McCord participated in IPOs at Netflix and, before that, Pure Atria Software. A veteran of Sun Microsystems, Borland, and Seagate Technologies, she has also worked with small startups.

McCord’s views on HR are revolutionary. She teaches companies to reimagine the negative terms associated with changing jobs, so as to honor everyone’s service to the company and give employees the power to manage their own career.

Ben Casnocha

Ben Casnocha is a top human resource speaker and founder of the e-government technology firm, Comcate. He currently works as both the advisor to venture capital firm Wasabi Ventures and as a mentor to the startup incubator Techstars. He has established his expertise by authoring two bestselling books The Start-Up of You and The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age, which provide a framework on how to recruit, manage, and retain entrepreneurial employees.

He discusses ways to keep up with the changing technologies. His speaking topics include recruiting and holding onto quality talent in the network age, working within and breaking out of the LinkedIn/social media standards for networking, and crossing generational divides.

Kim Scott

Kim Scott is a diversity speaker, co-founder and CEO of Radical Candor, Inc which builds software tools for managers, and an advisor to Dropbox, Twitter, and several other Silicon Valley companies. Her book Radical Candor: How To Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity provides a blueprint for how to lead teams well.

While she generally focuses on building a healthy leader/employee relationship through radical candor, she has recently implemented radical candor to tackle workplace diversity issues. She has developed a workshop in which companies can safely discuss the difficult conversations, including gender disputes.

Risha Grant

Risha Grant is a diversity speaker and the Founder and CEO of Risha Grant LLC, an award-winning diversity consulting and communications firm. Her mission is to utilize diversity communication strategies, tactics and training as a catalyst to create an inclusive culture in every company and community. Additionally, Risha created, a highly successful online recruitment tool utilized by both small organizations and Fortune 500 companies to connect diverse professionals to their career opportunities, internships, and non-profit and corporate board positions.

Grant speaks about getting rid of your implicit and conscious biases in order to build an inclusive culture. She discusses the benefits of inclusivity for company culture, but also highlights how a diverse team actually makes for a more profitable company.

Seth Mattison

Seth Mattison is a human resource speaker and Founder and Chief Movement Officer of FutureSight Labs. Seth Mattison advises many of the world’s leading brand and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work.

Mattison’s speaking focuses on adapting to workplace trends. From connecting in the digital age to unleashing the power and perspective of every generation, to predicting how to better plan for the new world of work, his insights are transformational.

Adrian Gostick

Adrian Gostick is a human resources speaker, global workplace expert, and thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, leadership, and engagement. He is founder of the training and consulting company The Culture Works and author of the number one New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers All In and The Carrot Principle.

He works to help companies develop a culture of belief that drives big results, as well as how to properly engage your employees and be an effective leader. His keynote speaking is diverse enough to encompass a large range of workplace issues.