About Joanne Lockwood
Joanne is a leading authority on Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. She specialises in promoting
transgender awareness and support to businesses and organisations throughout the UK, Europe and
As an International Keynote Conference speaker, Joanne delivers workshops, seminars, and engages
with organisations to develop policy & best practises to be more inclusive for all people. Challenging
Biases and helping them to develop a Vision and Strategy for Conscious Inclusion.
She is an Advisory Friend of The Institute of Equality & Diversity Professionals, Member of The Rotary
Club, Toastmasters International, The Professional Speaking Association, and she sits as an Expert by
Experience member for Southampton University. As a Fellow of the Royal Society for the
encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, she believes passionately that “people are
people” and, no matter who they are, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
Joanne was a contributor and featured in a Channel 4 (UK) documentary called “The Making of Me”,
broadcast in February 2019. This documentary was filmed over a 3 year period and detailed her own
personal gender transition and its impact on those around her.
Joanne lives by the mantra of “Smile, Engage and Educate” in order to promote awareness and
understanding to overcome people’s fear of getting it wrong, because the world isn’t only black and