Sharon Peake

Founder and CEO of Shape Talent Ltd, Former Group Director of Talent Management and Diversity at SABMiller, & Named the LinkedIn Top Voice 2022 in Gender Equality

  • CEO of D&I Consultancy of the Year 2022
  • Former Talent Management Executive at SABMiller
  • Former Human Resources Manager at Reed Elsevier

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Three Barriers
Gender Equality
Women in Leadership
Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion
Change Management
Career Development

Sharon Peake is a revered diversity and inclusion expert with over 20 years of industry experience working with global corporates. As the proud Founder and CEO of Shape Talent Ltd, she has taken the corporate industry by storm and inspires audiences worldwide to irradicate stereotypes. An admired advocate for female empowerment, Sharon’s expertise are treasured throughout the community and she has now become a highly sought-after speaker for speaking engagements internationally.

Following her graduation from the University of Surrey in 2009, Sharon fulfilled a variety of training, recruitment, and HR roles at the beginning of her professional career. A gifted professional, she secured the role of Human Resources Manager at Reed Elsevier. With 10 years of experience working up the ranks of the business, she advanced to become their Group Director of Talent, Assessment, and Diversity. Recognised for her driven mindset, Sharon was selected to become the Talent Management Executive at SABMiller, before later fulfilling the role of Group Director of Talent Management and Diversity.

A leading authority in her field, Sharon took the entrepreneurial leap in 2017 and has become the Founder and CEO of Shape Talent Ltd. With an empowering team of diversity and inclusion experts alongside her, she utilises her profound knowledge and experience to inform organisations on how they can implement gender equality into their workforce and corporate environments. Respected throughout the business industry, Sharon also forwards as a UN Women UK Commission Delegate on the Status of Women, a position which allows her to implement necessary change across the UK.

An empowering female businesswoman, Sharon is now highly sought-after to attend speaking engagements. Having been named the LinkedIn Top Voice 2022 in Gender Equality, she is admired for her vast knowledge on topics such as women in leadership, gender equality, and inclusion. With an illustrious career behind her, she aims to empower women around the world to aim for top roles throughout the corporate industry. When looking to hire a passionate speaker, look no further than Sharon.

Official Testimonials

Sharon Peake is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Sharon commands deep respect for her expertise on gender diversity & inclusion. She is passionate about supporting individuals as well as enabling organisations to achieve greater gender balance. Sharon is a great strategist, a pragmatic communicator, and an innovator. Her research based approach inspires and drives change, supporting meaningful and impactful solutions.”

Louisa, IFC PPC

“I attended Shape Talent’s Women’s Career Accelerator Programme in 2020 to work on developing my personal brand and career trajectory. The course was well organised with prep work in advance and the guided conversation by Sharon and Joss was excellent. We covered a range of topics including personal brand, values, managing conflict, power & politics and confidence. The group of women was varied in terms of backgrounds/experience, and everyone was highly supportive of each other throughout. I’d recommend Sharon to deliver any training for you or your organisation, particularly around diversity, inclusion and career advancement.”

Claire, client of Sharon

“I was very lucky to come across Sharon as I was unsure what to do next in my career. Through the coaching sessions Sharon helped me to untangle the ideas in my mind and gave me the courage to try something different. She is extremely patient and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Sharon as a career coach.”

Karen, Commercial Finance Director at Pleo

“Sharon is a leader, full of passion and energy with strong and solid international knowledge and experience in the HR area, specially in talent mgmt., career dev., engagement, succession and always results-oriented. Sharon built an strong Talent Management team worldwide in SABMiller that supported business priorities and goals.”

Maria, Human Resources Talent Management Director, SABMiller

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