Ruth Hunt

Baroness Ruth Hunt is a distinguished communicator with a knack for engaging audiences of all backgrounds and sizes, guiding them on the path to fostering inclusive cultures and amplifying minority voices. With over 20 years of experience in advocating for LGBTQ+ communities, Ruth made history in 2019 by becoming the youngest cross-bench peer in the House of Lords.

In addition to her parliamentary role, Ruth, along with her partner Caroline Ellis, serves as a Director of Deeds and Words, collaborating with c-suite teams to enhance organizational effectiveness through collective and inclusive leadership.

Formerly the CEO and Director of Campaigns at Stonewall, Europe's largest LGBTQ+ charity, Ruth led groundbreaking campaigns addressing homophobia in schools and co-developed the successful Rainbow Laces campaign in partnership with the Premier League.

As a Visiting Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge, an Oxford graduate, and former President of the Oxford University Students Union, Ruth brings academic rigor to her work while ensuring accessibility for audiences of varying backgrounds.

Ruth's keynote topics encompass a critical examination of traditional leadership models, the importance of psychological safety in personal and professional spheres, and the evolving landscape of allyship, progress, and the ongoing challenges in fostering a more tolerant and equitable society.

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