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Anj Handa – Webinars & Speaking Update

Anj Handa – Webinars & Speaking Update

Anj Handa is the Founder of Inspiring Women Changemakers, a dynamic movement of changemakers who speak up for women’s rights.

Named as one of Grant Thornton’s 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy in 2018, described by i-news as ‘a bloody brilliant woman’ and winner of the AFSA 2017 Positive Action Award, Anj has 20 years’ experience in the field of Social Impact and Inclusion. She was recently recognised in Forbes as one of the 10 Diversity & Inclusion Trailblazers You Need to Get Familiar With.

During this period of lockdown Anj has been busy speaking at virtual events as well as devising online programmes and writing articles on mental health and sustainability. These are just some highlights and more information on some of the work she has been doing.


Anj has been speaking at a variety of online events over the past month or so. Most recently she spoke at the Youth4Europe on Civic Responsibility.

In this session, Anj spoke about what young people can do individually and collectively to make positive social change. Within a week her video had received over 800 views.

Organiser Ben Holland said “Anj was amazing when she spoke for one our Youth for Europe series of online talks. Youth for Europe is a large scale European youth project funded by the Erasmus plus programme and the European Commission. It has brought together over 200 young people together from 6 different countries with European policy makers and inspiring people to create European policies to present to the EU on 3 main topics; education, media and the environment.

With her experience it was hard to pick just one – but we settled on her personal journey and how it relates to sustainability and responsible citizenship.”

On 10th June, her interview with former journalist Sonja Lewis on the UIO (You, Inside Out) podcast will be released. Aimed at teenage girls, the interview covered how make inroads as a changemaker and how to work towards influencing change for a better life experience for themselves, their friends and entire generation of teenage girls.

Anj has also delivered a session on ‘Navigating Change’ for the Federation of Small Business North Yorkshire branch. The session covered how to be resilient and manage your responses to change, and how to plan and prepare for a new way of working, with a takeaway tool based on the Change Curve. Carolyn Frank of FSB says “Anj’s presentation and delivery gained great feedback from delegates who appreciated her insight and passion for the subject. She was able to connect with all attendees even though this event was an online delivery via zoom in a really positive way and she has been a delight to work with from start to finish.”For more info click here

Anj has also been interviewed by BBC Radio Leeds on tips from working from home. To listen to the interview please click here  


Anj has joined forces with international MC and semi-professional dancer Minoti Parikh to produce a transformative coaching programme, embodied through movement and inner change work, created to help you emerge in your own way. The Programme allows you to uncover your true expression and tap into your creative energy by engaging in deep conversations, anchored through the medium of simple but powerful classical Indian dance.

The online programme is accessible to all, whatever your physical ability. All you need is curiosity, an open mindset, and a desire to make changes within your life.


In mental health week Anj shared again one of her blogs about resilience and some of the life events that have affected her mental health – and how she persevered.

Anj has also written a piece for Yorkshire Businesswoman magazine about how her garden has evolved over the years. Anj has a passion for Sustainability – personal and professional – and the articled reflected the more personal side of her interests.

For more information on Anj and her speaking work please access her webpage here or contact us on enquiries@scampspeakers.co.uk or call us on 020 8854 7247.


We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.