Global speaker, equality advocate, social entrepreneur, coach and author Dr Sam Collins has dedicated her life to empowering women all over the world. She is the founder of Aspire for Equality which she started herself 20 years ago.
Today, Aspire for Equality has women attending events from over 80 countries and has positively influenced more than 16 million women and girls from all walks of life. Her Majesty, The Queen recognised Dr Collins for her contributions naming her “One of the Top 200 Women to Impact Business & Industry.” Dr Collins was also featured as one of the “Top 10 Coaches in the UK” by The Sunday Times and “A Woman Shaping the World” by CNN.
Dr Collins speaks globally for company boards, events, conferences, women’s networks and other organisational, government, community and NGO initiatives. She engages, motivates and inspires audiences with a unique blend of storytelling, research and humour.
Dr Collins welcomes opportunities to share her knowledge as a keynote speaker, on podcasts and through original articles. She is a leading expert on women’s leadership and change with specific focus on gender intersectionality (race, age, LGBTQ, disability, neuro-diversity and faith). Her bestselling book, Radio Heaven: One Woman’s Journey to Grace will inspire anyone who has ever been told “you can’t” and is currently available on Amazon. She is currently writing her second book “Rebellious” tracking the stories of counter cultural women around the world.
“Sam Collins is a confident, inspirational, articulate and well informed speaker. The content of her presentations is informative, practical and engaging. She has the ability to really understand her audience’s interests, "grab" and "hold" their attention and leave them feeling inspired, well informed, energised and ready for action at the end of her presentations.”
Chief Operating Officer, Christie's International plc
“Sam has a gift for capturing the essence of a topic and explaining it in a lively and engaging way, without ever appearing to lecture.”
Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Ashurst LLP
“I would highly recommend Dr Sam Collins as an engaging and inspiring speaker.”
Director of Financial Control, Centrica PLC
“Sam Collins is a very well prepared speaker, clear about key messages, her impact, delivery style etc., but also able to throw away the (mental or physical) script and improvise as necessary. She has a strong sense of fun and an infectious optimism and strength, but is equally very clear, focused, business-like and incredibly professional."
Former Head of Diversity and Employee Engagement, KPMG LLP