Millennials & Generational Speaker
Dr Eliza Filby is a writer, speaker and consultant who specialises in ‘Generational Intelligence’ helping companies and services understand generational shifts within politics, society and the workplace.
Her research incorporates everyone from Baby Boomers right through to Generation Alpha (those born after 2010) Eliza helps businesses – whether it is recruiting new talent or engaging with new clients – prepare for the future.
Eliza has worked for a variety of organizations from VICE media to Warner Brothers Group, from the UK’s Ministry of Defence to the Royal Household, with BYMellon in Canada and Macquarie bank in Australia.
She has spoken to banks interested in the imminent Great Wealth Transfer, advertising agencies seeking to appeal to ‘silver surfers’, health companies looking to engage with Millennial Insta-mums. She has spoken at the EU’s Human Rights Forum on teenagers and technology; the Financial Times CEO forum on the future of work and contributed evidence to the UK’s House of Lord’s Select Committee on intergenerational unfairness.
She recently published a report in collaboration with the Women’s Network Forum entitled Fueling Gender Diversity: Unlocking the Next Generation Workplace.
Eliza has taught the history of capitalism to Chinese millennials at the University of Renmin and the history of welfarism to British Millennials at King’s College London. She received her PhD from the University of Warwick in 2010. Her writing has been published in The Times, Spectator, Guardian and the Financial Times. She is currently writing her second book ‘Kidults: Why we are younger for longer and what it means for our future’ out in 2021.
Eliza Filby is a leading authority on the millennial generation, and her speaking topics include –
- Post-Pandemic: The future of work and consumption
- The rise of Gen Z as consumers, workers and citizens
- The Future of the Family and the Great Wealth Transfer
- Generational Diversity in the Workplace
‘Eliza not only has a superb command of the Millennials issue but is a clear, engaging and witty speaker. She held the attention of a diverse audience of senior wealth and asset management professionals and handled the Q&A in a spontaneous and lively manner. Eliza combines academic rigor with the practical experience of a successful businesswoman. It’s a winning combination.’
— Stephen Barber, Head of Group Communications, the Pictet Group
“Eliza gave an incredibly interesting and insightful explanation of what businesses need to know about Generation Z and how they differ from millennials to a highly attentive and engaged audience of Chairmen from FTSE100 businesses.”
— Mike Hepburn – Director of Financial Times 125
‘Eliza gave the opening keynote at the FutureBook conference in December 2017, and she was a huge success. The speech absolutely fitted our brief – Eliza expertly tailored her insights into inter-generational behaviours, and Gen Z in particular, to be relevant and helpful for the book trade. Her presentation style was clear and energised, her attitude passionate and professional, and I’d work again with her in a heartbeat.’
— Molly Flatt, Associate Editor, The Bookseller | FutureBook
‘Eliza has an exceptional ability to help senior executives in their 40’s and 50’s ‘+’ understand the value-systems and life-aspirations that drive millennial and generation z workplace behaviour; what to accommodate and what not to indulge.’
— Peter O’Kane, Chairman Strategy International, the UK’s leading C-level private business network