Joanne Lockwood is an inclusion and belonging specialist, widely known as the founder and CEO of SEE Change Happen. Having gone through her own journey of transition to become the woman she is today, Joanne is also a passionate advocate for transgender awareness and often booked as a female motivational speaker to spread awareness of diversity and inclusion.
Back in 2017, Joanne founded SEE Change Happen- a consultancy specialising in equality, diversity and inclusion. As the CEO of the firm, Joanne has made it her mission to ensure that more businesses are trans-inclusive, whether that be with their staff or with their customers and clients. Providing trans inclusion readiness audits, Joanne and her team ensure that businesses build environments that are supportive of the trans and LGBT communities and that their teams are inclusive and dynamic.
Joanne is also the host of the Inclusion Bites podcast, in which she shares stories on inclusion in the real world and discusses how to make the world around us a more diverse and inclusive place. Other prominent roles of Joanne’s include being an Associate Consultant for Housing Diversity Network, the founder of #TruInclusion, an Unleash Ambassador, a Fellow of The RSA and an Associate Member of The Institute of Equality and Diversity Professionals. Joanne has also been the National President of the Round Table Great Britain and Ireland, contributed to the Channel 4 documentary The Making of Me and supports the Chrysalis charity- whose motto is Gender Identity Matters.
Having inspired many with her story of transition, Joanne is now often booked as a female motivational speaker to share her passions for equality, diversity and inclusion. Having helped countless organisations to build environments that are both supportive and inclusive of LGBT+ individuals, Joanne is now a high-profile transgender awareness advocate and booked to share her expertise on the subject. When booked as a speaker, Joanne covers topics such as trans inclusive organisations, powerful workplace allies, the power of words and more. When looking for an empowering female motivational speaker, look no further than Joanne Lockwood.
Joanne Lockwood is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“Joanne delivered an awareness session for colleagues which was both inspiring and thought-provoking. Her no-nonsense discussion of transgender issues, terminology and impact are I think, an absolute must for any business looking to engage colleagues on transgender and wider diversity and inclusion matters. I am looking forward to identifying other opportunities to work with Joanne”
“Joanne delivered a keynote speech at Talent Acquisition Live, Amsterdam in 2020. She is able to deliver a speech with her own unique experiences in her own special way. Joanne understands inclusion like no other and is able to talk about this with passion”
“We were honoured to have Joanne participate in Levi’s inaugural D&I day. Great communication skills and professionalism throughout. Planning the event with her was so easy- she just understood what we were trying to do. Her discussion was fearless and honest and thought-provoking and real- a moment those attending will never forget and I know I learned much from. I really hope we can work together again. Thanks, Joanne”