Karen Blackett OBE

Karen Blackett OBE

Karen Blackett OBE is the UK Country Manager for WPP and Chairwoman of MediaCom UK and Ireland. She is a renowned business leader with an impressive track record in creating vibrant cultures, energising teams and consistently delivering business growth and success.

Named by Vogue as one of the 25 Most Influential and Inspirational Women of 2018 and ranked top of the EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Executive Leaders list, Karen was appointed the national Race Equality Business Champion by then-Prime Minister Theresa May in 2018.

Karen is now a popular keynote speaker who can energise teams and promote diversity in the advertising and media industry to create a vibrant company culture.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Speaker Karen Blackett for your next event.

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Karen clearly practices what she preaches – she arrived on time, was lovely to deal with. Her humility made a lasting impression on me.
Association of Event Organisers Ltd

Excellent, really inspiring. Really resonated with our audience.
Advance HE 

Karen is an impressive force to be reckoned with. She’s strategically sound, insightful, talented and an absolute joy to work with.

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