The lines of acceptable behavior have changed. Does your team know the new "rules"?


Bernadette Smith is a keynote speaker who speaks on unconscious bias, gender, diversity and inclusion, #MeToo, and LGBTQ issues.

A powerful keynote speaker.

Bernadette's ability to set audiences at ease and break any apprehension about a dull "diversity" training is the perfect opening for a conference or meeting. With most afraid of the "PC Police", her inspiring talks provide powerful conversation starters and "a-ha" moments in a way that resonates and leaves no one feeling judged. This talk offers practical tools that participants can immediately use to avoid the blurred lines that often show up at work, and at conferences and events. 

A Dynamic Closing Speaker.

Looking to close your event with powerful takeaways that will leave your audience feeling energized and motivated to change their work culture? Bernadette's practical and actionable talks are the perfect way to inspire and delight your audience, not used to such candor about sensitive topics. 

Popular Keynotes

Modern Leadership: Inspiring Success Through Inclusion & Authenticity

When a company’s corporate culture has a bedrock of equality and diversity, they are made for the future. Our world is changing, fast, and is more connected than ever. Gender diversity is expanding. Racial diversity is exploding. No organization can afford to be left in the dust. Simply put, diversity and equality are the number one workplace priorities for young Americans, the largest generation in the workforce. This inspirational, yet practical, talk addresses best practices for leaders to minimize unconscious bias, empower diverse team members, and create a profitable culture of inclusion.

Blurred Lines: How to Reduce Legal Exposure by Navigating the Changing Boundaries of Gender

Let's face it: the rules for interacting with different genders have changed and determining what's appropriate can be overwhelming - but this talk will cut through the noise. This presentation about unconscious bias and the increasingly blurry lines around gender complements other anti-harassment and diversity and inclusion strategies -- and will help an organization mitigate risk. Bernadette's proprietary ARC Method℠ will show employees how to avoid making incorrect assumptions, misunderstanding the new boundaries, or otherwise mistakenly offending a colleague or guest - and how to confidently recover when it happens. Bernadette's interactive multi-media approach will surprise you with candor and humor while instilling memorable and practical tools to be respectful and inclusive.