Inspire and challenge your audience at your next virtual or in-person event with Maureen Frank.

She calls herself the Chief Disruption Officer for a reason.

Maureen Frank - d&i keynote speaker

Maureen Frank as your next D&I Keynote Speaker

If you are ready for an energised, entertaining and yet logical and ROI focussed discussion on
diversity and inclusion and building an inclusive culture
– Maureen Frank is the disruptor you need. She likes to say that she is an expert in giving leaders a gentle, nurturing, feminine SHOVE! She is an expert storyteller and business strategist – and her style is a unique blend of the two.

Her approach to diversity and inclusion is challenging and unique, yet simplifies a complex
discussion. She works all angles of diversity and inclusion with the aim to ‘win over’ each type of stakeholder in the room – from the passionate supporter to the vehement resistor! With 15 years experience on the global stage in diversity and inclusion, there are not many comments,
questions or debates that Maureen hasn’t tackled before.

Maureen has also mentored over 35,000 people worldwide – and she has a passion for mentoring women in leadership and inclusive career development and inclusive workplace mentoring for those who feel like they don’t quite ‘belong’ and they need to adapt and fit in. Maureen has experienced this personally and is an inspiring guest speaker for those who want to challenge the status quo and grow in the career and life goals.

speaking topics and areas of expertise

Inclusive Leadership

Managing inclusive remote teams

Inclusive Culture

Women’s Career Development

Diversity & Inclusion

Inclusive Mentoring

Who is Maureen Frank?

Leading international business woman

Maureen was the former head of Mergers and Acquisitions for Aon in UK and Australia, Telstra Business Woman of the Year, BRW Rising Star and founded Emberin 15 years ago. Emberin has now grown to have the world’s largest library of diversity and inclusion resources.

Mentor for 35,000 people worldwide

Maureen has also mentored over 35,000 people worldwide – and she has a passion for women in leadership and inclusive career development for those who feel like they don’t quite ‘belong’ and they need to adapt and fit in.

Global award winner

Her clients have won multiple awards, acknowledging Emberin as the cornerstone of success, including two global Catalyst Awards in New York.

Speaker, entertainer and thought leader

Maureen has spoken at conferences in five continents around the world and works with clients from across the world.

Bestselling author, writer and creator

Maureen’s books, publications and programs have been used by over 50,000 people worldwide.

Pioneer and challenger

Maureen pioneered the scalable engagement of men in the diversity and inclusion conversation globally, supported founding the Male Champions of Change (CEOs of major companies supporting gender diversity) and engages CEOs and leaders every week in understanding how inclusion enables not just diversity – but also engagement, innovation and collaboration.

Diversity and inclusion expert

Maureen, with her ROI obsession, has established over a dozen diversity councils in major organisations (most of which were the executive team), personally coached CEOs on their journey and supported her client to achieve results, including supporting a number of organisations increase the number of women in senior leadership in record time: a telco (from 6% to 31% in 2 years), a mining company (from 8% to 23% in 2 years), a bank (from 11% to 33% in 3 years), a waste management business (from 8% to 19% in 1 year) and many more examples.



“Where do you start to recommend someone like Maureen Frank. She is dynamic, energetic and has designed and delivered a program globally that is results driven, flexible and one of a kind. I highly recommend Maureen Frank, her organisation Emberin, and her team to you.”

“To observe leaders having very deep, honest conversations that I rarely hear in the workplace was a career highlight for me. By focussing on inclusion we supported our leaders to explore areas and topics they have traditionally steered clear of. The experiments were inspiring, particularly hearing their insights from trying new ways of talking and working and the reactions from their teams. The moment that impacted me most was when a leader proudly stated “I treat everyone exactly the same”. The silence that ensued and that lightbulb moment was significant. We realised that he was not leveraging the strengths and differences within his team. It was a profound moment. I would highly recommend this course to all leaders. It will elevate your thinking and leadership skills.”

“Amazing storyteller”

“Inspirational personal story”

“The most engaging speaker at our conference”

“Maureen engages the guy from the mailroom as well as the CEO, in a way that they both understand.”

“She smiles, makes people laugh and cry AND she nails the business evidence.”

“She challenged my thinking …. finally an ‘ah-ha’ moment!”

“It is humbling indeed to recommend Maureen Frank; I do so from a position of immense respect and frankly, warmest regard. Maureen has achieved so much and has justly received Global and National recognition for her authorship, leadership, business innovation and of course, contribution to and leadership in the field of gender diversity. As those who have the privilege to know her are acutely aware, Maureen is also an authentic, fun and downright delightful human being. All this, somehow wonderfully, combines into a “force” in business lying, depending on circumstances, on the continuum between mermaid and bulldozer, which can and is – used for great good and change.”