Harriet Minter is a journalist, broadcaster and the founding head of the Guardian Professional's Women in Leadership initiative. She is also a fully qualified coach and facilitator and trains companies in how to make their workplaces work for their staff while also running programmes on female leadership and how to lead a team from your home.
Harriet Minter is a journalist and broadcaster, specialising in female leadership and working from home. She is the author of WFH: How to Build a Career you Love Outside the Office and she founded the Guardian's Women in Leadership section - the first editorial section in a national newspaper to focus on women’s working lives.
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, The Telegraph and Red magazine.
As well as her journalism, she is also a fully qualified coach and facilitator and trains companies in how to make their workplaces work for their staff. She’s run programmes on female leadership and how to lead a team from your home for everyone from multinationals to start-ups. She is a regular speaker on women's rights, remote working, and the future of leadership.
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 10s 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 she is a doting mum to a rescued Staffordshire Bull Terrier and an enthusiastic, if not exactly talented, pottery student.