Speaker bio

Dr Helen Turnbull

Dr Helen Turnbull

CEO
Human Facets
USA


Keynote: Adjusting your mirrors and managing your blind spots

Wednesday 11 October 2017, 8.30am

Dr. Turnbull is a world recognised Thought Leader in global inclusion and diversity. Her PhD dissertation research was on stereotype threat, covering and internalised oppression across cultures and she has a
deep knowledge and understanding of what it takes to create an inclusive environment. She is the author of two psycho-metric assessment tools on UB and Inclusion – Cognizant and the ISM profile and a new E-Learning program on Unconscious Bias and Inclusion. In May 2013 she spoke at TEDx on “The Illusion of Inclusion” and has recently developed a new model on the complexity of embedding an inclusive workplace culture. She keynotes on these topics globally and has spoken to senior executives in Australia, Asia, Europe, UK and the USA.

Her client list includes Texas Instruments, Raytheon, J.P. Morgan Chase, Motorola, Hewlett Packard, AT & T, Microsoft, Xerox, Miller Coors Brewing and Citigroup. She has also worked in Australia with multiple corporations, including Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank, Ernst & Young, Reserve Bank of Australia, Price Waterhouse Cooper, Westpac, Grain Corp, QBE Insurance, Australian Department of Defence, and many others on Unconscious Bias and its impact on diversity and inclusion.

Dr. Turnbull has five Award winning clients. We have made major contributions in assisting Texas Instruments to win the Catalyst Award and was instrumental in developing programs for both J. P. Morgan Chase and Citigroup Europe to win the prestigious Opportunity Now Award and Business in the Community Awards. Commonwealth Bank of Australia also won the 2012 Catalyst Award attributing the win in part to Cognizant, an Unconscious Bias tool developed by Dr. Turnbull and QBE Insurance Australia has been named Australian Employer of Choice in 2015 attributing their win in large part to Human Facets work on Unconscious Bias and Inclusion with 450 of their top leaders.

In addition to her PhD, Dr. Turnbull has two Masters Degrees in Organisational Behavior and Mental Health Counselling and an Under-Graduate Degree in Psychology and Sociology. She is a member of a number of professional societies, including Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, American Sociological Association and American Society for Phenomenology; The Neuro-Science Institute for Leaders and the OD Network. In 2009 she won the “Distinguished Research Award” for a journal article – “Diversity & Inclusion: Developing an Instrument for the identification of Skills deficiencies” published in the Academy of Strategic Management Journal and is also published in the Organisational Culture, Communications and Conflict Journal and the Reflective Practioner Journal. Her latest book is “Blind spots: A conversation with Dr. Turnbull about Unconscious Bias”.

In addition to her book, "Blind spots: A conversation with Dr. Turnbull about Unconscious Bias" her latest book  "The Illusion of Inclusion" was published in 2016. She is also a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) member of the National Speakers Association, and The Global Speakers Network and an accomplished keynote speaker, particularly in the area of Global Inclusion and Unconscious Bias.

Key dates

16 January - Call for proposals opens

1 March - Call for proposals closes

1 June - Registration opens

1 August - Early bird registration closes

10 October 2017 - Conference starts