Harriet Minter is a journalist and broadcaster, she was the founding head of the Guardian Professional's Women in Leadership initiative. Interviewing countless successful women and sharing their stories with the public, she continues to specialise in women in leadership. Harriet writes a column for the Guardian on Women in Tech, hosts the Badass Women's Hour on Talk Radio and is an influential figure for women in business.
Harriet Minter is a journalist and broadcaster, specialising in female leadership. She founded and edited the Guardian's Women in Leadership section, which focused on women in the workplace, and now writes for them on Women in Tech.
She is also a columnist for Psychologies magazine and hosts The Badass Women's Hour on TalkRadio. She's written for publications including The Times, Huffington Post and The Pool.
Previously, Harriet worked as a commissioning editor for a range of sections on the Guardian and ran the engagement and social media strategy for the Guardian’s Professional Networks. Prior to working at the Guardian, she completed a Politics degree at Newcastle University following which she started her journalistic career at RollonFriday.com, the leading news site for lawyers.
Harriet is a regular speaker on women's rights, the future of work, and digital media. She's given two TED Talks, the first on the importance of learning to fail, and the second on yoga, which have had tens of thousands of views.
She can talk about lessons in leadership; growing your own brand, and resilience, in which she examines how pulling your focus back to your strengths is the most effective way of achieving success.
She is also able to talk about gender diversity in the workplace and can share her own motivational success story, accompanied with practical business takeaways. Beyond gender, Harriet can also speak about diversity in general to include unconscious bias, changing diversity ratios and creating inclusive cultures. She encourages open and honest dialogue by explaining how she discovered all her own biases and the ways she thought she was inclusive but actually wasn't.
Through her work, Harriet has interviewed a range of leading women from MPs to entrepreneurs and celebrities, including Sheryl Sandberg, Arianna Huffington and Tamara Mellon, and can adeptly entertain an audience with brilliant anecdotes from her vast career.
She sits on the B2B Council for the Internet Advertising Bureau and is a member of Fujitsu’s stakeholder panel.
Outside of work her passions include high heels and big boats - just not together.
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