photo by Georgia Grace Gerber

photo by Georgia Grace Gerber

About Bernadette

Bernadette Smith has been an in-demand keynote speaker, thought leader and consultant for years. Her candid and practical, yet humorous, approach has made her popular with diverse business audiences around North America. Simply put, she cuts through the bull yet her timely messages of gender, boundaries, anti-harassment, and diversity and inclusion can be directly tied to a company's improved bottom line. 

Bernadette has presented to enthusiastic audiences of CEOs, associations, entrepreneurs, leadership teams, sales professionals, account executives, marketing executives, human resource managers and more.

Bernadette is CEO of Equality Institute whose mission is to help organizations win bigger by treating workers and clients with dignity and respect. She holds a BS and an MBA and her expertise has been sought after by the Today Show, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, and National Public Radio, among others. 

Bernadette is an award-winning author of three books. Her fourth book Unassuming Assumptions will be released later this year.