Women in Leadership

Level up your career, your confidence and your wellness


Debra is the speaker of choice for International Women’s Day (IWD). After 20 years of working in Women’s Leadership Development, she has honed her ability to connect with women on the issues that really matter to them and their careers. Her keynote speeches are as equally inspiring as they are practical.

As a busy mum, working at Board Level and travelling internationally for meetings, she knows only too well that there is no time for unactionable content. She always shares tips that can be implemented straight away.

Debra Searle - Women's Network Forum
Debra Searle - National Diversity Awards logo
Debra Searle - At the National Diversity Awards 2015
Debra Searle - European Diversity Awards logo

Women's Network Forum at Buckingham Palace

In 2014, Debra co-founded The DofE Women’s Network Forum, based out of Buckingham Palace and chaired by HRH The Countess of Wessex.

Debra recruited women leaders from major organisations such as HSBC and Google to come together to share best practice on gender balance in the workplace.

Through her company Mix Diversity, Debra spends much of her time working with global organisations on their Diversity and Inclusion strategies, Women in Leadership programmes, Gender Pay Gap Reporting and delivering Unconscious Bias training.

This work led her to being nominated for the European Diversity Awards' Inspirational Role Model of the Year category and the National Diversity Awards' Positive Role Model for the Gender Category.

Women in Leadership Keynote Topics

Mindset tools

Building a resilient mindset for change, challenge or times of crisis. How to stop sabotaging yourself and start supporting yourself.

Confidence builder

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome. Diagnose and Treat Your Limiting Beliefs: rewrite the stories that you've been telling yourself about yourself.

Overcome barriers to success

Strategies for managing unconscious bias. Practical skill building to speak up against bias. Negotiation and influencing skills.

Work Life Balance

Establish what work-life balance really looks like for you. Outsourcing and delegation. How to let go of the guilt.

Speak with confidence

Speaking skills and voice training. How to manage nerves. How to write an engaging presentation, whether to colleagues or a conference.

Healthy body, healthy mind

How to develop a work/life/travel-proof exercise plan that you will stick to. How to manage stress. Making healthy choices a habit.

Client Testimonials

“I had really good feedback from one of our senior male members who raved about your presentation and how impactful it was so that really made my day!”

Debra Searle - Bank of America logo

“I cannot tell you the texts, IMs, emails and calls I got afterward. Not only the story, but the tips and the way you pulled your story into the Choose to Challenge and do you have the courage themes. WOW!”

Debra Searle - Dell logo


All of Debra’s content is available as E-Learning courses in bite-sized modules. These can be delivered as SCORM-compliant files and hosted on your Learning Management System. The following courses are available:

  • Women's Development Programme
  • Exploring Unconscious Bias
  • Inclusive Leadership: Managing Unconscious Bias
  • Managers: Supporting New Parents In Your Team
Debra Searle - e-Learning


Debra Searle MVO, MBE shot to fame after rowing the Atlantic solo.

As a sought after motivational speaker and author, she has spoken at 1,000 events in 40+ countries.

She has founded five companies and presented over 40 programmes for the BBC.