Belinda Parmar OBE is the CEO and founder of The Empathy Business. She is the creator of the Global Empathy Index, published in the Harvard Business Review, which is the first index to measure empathy and inclusion at scale. Belinda works alongside CEOs and leaders of large organisations to transform companies using the power of empathy in a post-Covid world.
Belinda changes cultures to bring more meaning and empowerment to people’s lives. We spend on average 50 years of our lives at work yet 1 in 10 people are unhappy in their jobs. She works with leaders to transform organisations from within using the power of empathy. She prepares each presentation to perfectly suit each event and using clear examples she educates companies on how nurturing a more empathetic culture will increase not only staff productivity but will make a real different to the bottom line.
She is an expert in nudge theory and works with companies to make hundreds of ’empathy nudges’ in a company that come the grassroots of an organisation. Belinda’s focus is empathy in language, empathy in leadership and empathy in conflict. She works with her team including a hostage negotiator to deliver empathy in conflict training and how to have honest productive conversations. Belinda received an OBE in 2015 for services to women in technology, been voted by Forbes as one of the most innovative women on Twitter and been chosen to be a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum. Her campaign, The Truth About Tech, fights against Tech Addiction and has taken her to Davos in 2019.
Belinda Parmar was awarded an OBE in 2015 by the Queen for her services to women in technology. In 2020, she was chosen as one of the top 20 Global Public Figures in Diversity and in 2021 she was voted a top 20 Diversity Champion.
Belinda is the author of Little Miss Geek which is used in schools to inspire young women to become tech pioneers and is currently shortlisted for Woman of the Year 2022 in the Women in IT Awards.