Harriet Minter
Journalist, speaker and women in leadership advocate





Harriet Minter is a journalist and speaker. She focuses on a variety of issues relating to women, the future of work, media and diversity. She has written for publications including The Guardian, The Times and The Pool. She has a monthly column in Psychologies magazine.She is a regular speaker on women’s rights, organisational change, workplace diversity and just getting stuff done. She has given two TED talks and appeared on the BBC and Sky News. As well as her media work she coaches individuals to help them achieve their professional goals, and provides brands with diversity and content marketing consultancy.
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With over 12 years experience in journalism, Harriet has written for a variety of publications with a specialism in women’s interests. She has a monthly column in Psychologies magazine and prior to that founded the Guardian’s Women in Leadership section, which she ran for three years. Whether it’s looking at future trends in the workplace, providing informed and insightful comment on women’s rights or pulling together a feature on any given topic, she is capable of turning around engaging copy to a tight deadline. You can read some of her work for the Guardian here. To commission her, get in touch.


Speaking and Media Appearances


An experienced speaker, Harriet can talk on a range of topics but always aims to both inspire and give practical advice. Having worked at both a successful start-up and a large, well-established organisation she is particularly keen on passing on the lessons she’s learned around changing ingrained beliefs and working practices. Described as “stand-up funny”, she always tries to bring huge amounts of energy, humour and tough-talking pragmatism to her speeches.

Topics she speaks on include: 

  • Women and the workplace. Looking at the trends around gender diversity at work, what holds women back and answering the age old question, just what do women want?
  • Building individual resilience, allowing staff to better manage change, accept new working practices and cope with increasing pressures. 
  • Changing working practices. Having spent several years writing about the future of work, Harriet knows the best ways to engage managers around culture change and how to make sure it sticks. 

Harriet has also been interviewed by various media outlets, including:

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Harriet uses her knowledge of organisational change, culture
change and content creation to help companies move forward.
She can provide a thorough analysis of where your organisation is
right now and the potential threats and opportunities it faces.
She will then create a unique plan to help your company reach its
specific goals.This could include looking at internal and external
communication strategies, building stakeholder engagement
and safeguarding for the future.

Content Marketing

Harriet has over ten years experience helping brands create effective content marketing solutions. From beautifully crafted copy, to multimedia campaigns, Harriet can help you create content that will generate headlines and resonate with your target audience. 



Through her work on the Guardian’s Women in Leadership section Harriet has become a sort-after expert on creating diverse and inclusive businesses. She has worked across industries advising organisations on their diversity policies, working with leaders to change cultures and identifying missed opportunities to create effective and tailored inclusivity programmes. She also runs leadership training programmes and coaching programmes for high potential talent. 



Client Feedback

Harriet has spoken at international conferences for companies large and small. Here's what people have said - if you'd like to know more please get in touch.

She was so professional but so authentic and the audience absolutely loved her! She gave some practical and inspiring advice to audience members... We would definitely have Harriet back for future events!
— Barclays
The talk was incredibly inspiring, full of practical advice, mechanisms and tools to help in our career and busy lives. Harriet captivated the audience and engaged exceptionally well with the group.
— Freshfields
Fab presentation for our women leaders. Thanks for your courage, wit and energy - bring it on!
— Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations


A qualified coach, Harriet works with individuals to help them achieve their personal and professional goals. Particularly interested in coaching people during periods of change, she will work with you to find out what really motivates you and how you can use this to transform your life. As someone who has personally benefited from coaching she knows how quickly good coaching can help untangle complicated problems and set you back on the right track. She only works with a few people each year, click here to apply.


Up Coming Talks


27th - 30th Dec


Winter Retreat

This retreat taking place in the beautiful Devon countryside, a few miles from Totnes and Dartmouth, is three days of relaxation, meditation and action. The focus is on setting powerful intentions for 2017 and letting go of anything that doesn't serve you. We’ll work with you to define your purpose and how you’re going to go about living it now and in the future. You’ll leave feeling energised, excited and fully committed to 2017 being your most Electric year yet.  To read more click here

Retreat held by Harriet Minter and Niiki Armytage





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