Inclusion & Belonging Specialist
Joanne Lockwood is the Founder and CEO of SEE Change Happen, and describes herself as an Inclusion and Belonging specialist that works with organisations throughout the UK, Europe and Elsewhere to bring culture change that allows people to thrive and perform at their best from pre-hire to retire.
She is passionate about helping organisations to develop policy and best practise to be more inclusive for all people. By challenging biases, she helps them to develop a vision and strategy for conscious inclusion, with the aim of bringing about positive candidate, employee and customer experiences. Joanne delivers workshops, seminars, and training programmes both on-line and in-person.
Additionally, she promotes transgender awareness and support to businesses and assists them in developing allies’ programmes and LGBTQ+ inclusion strategies.
She is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, Member of the Institute of Equality and Diversity Professionals, consultant, and facilitator who focuses on “people people” be that in Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, or Learning & Develop to bring sustainable change by establishing a “why of D&I” for both the Organisation and the leadership teams to ensure it is promoted throughout to all colleagues.
As well as being a sought-after keynote conference speaker Joanne is also a prolific blogger and podcaster who hosts “Inclusion Bites” and is a regular columnist in a UK based National Newspaper where she shares her views on Inclusion and Belonging and creating environments where people can thrive.
She was a contributor and featured in a Channel 4 (UK) documentary called “The Making of Me”, broadcast in February 2019 which featured on an episode of Gogglebox. This documentary was filmed over a 3-year period and detailed her own personal gender transition and its impact on those around her.
Recently, Joanne was named as one of the “Top 15 must-follow diversity & inclusion thought leaders to watch out for in 2021” by Peoplehum.com and one of the “125 People to Follow on LinkedIn About Diversity and Inclusion“ by DiverseIn.com.
Her mantra is “Smile | Engage | Educate” and that we should treat people as they wish to be treated.