Lee Chambers


Male Allies UK

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Speaker Bio

After a diverse career in corporate finance, local government and elite sports, he launched Essentialise in 2020 with a desire to bring a focus on inclusive and accessible wellbeing, featuring on this years Startups 100 Index for their work. He is the Director of Male Allies UK and is on the board of CMI Women.

Lee is driven by his own journey, learning to walk again after illness in 2014, and the mental impact of scaling a videogame company across Europe in his twenties.

He has been recognised for his work on allyship and equity by the Rising Stars, Marie Claire and the Northern Power Women Awards, and was featured at the Bloomberg Global Equality Summit. He is the author of the Millennials Guide to Wellness and a global speaker on male allyship and menopause.

Fun Fact: Lee is the first Black British scientist to receive the National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellowship in its 33 year existence.

Speaker Sessions


How To Recruit Male Allies

30 mins
  • Track - Implement
  • HR/DEI
  • Non-Technical
  • Workforce
  • Lee Chambers


    Male Allies UK

Allyship is a vital part of the future of leadership, a skillset we should all be looking to foster, and is an essential part of driving gender equity initiatives. For all the talk about allyship and equitable workplaces, is the world of tech really turning the dial? With a clear economic case and organisations talking about their hunger for diverse talent, where is the gap between aspiration and execution?

Join psychologist and male ally Lee Chambers as he explores the current state of allyship, how he is engaging men in inclusion, and how to move from performative to active allyship.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • The latest research on the allyship gap
  • How to engage men in inclusion and allyship
  • How allyship can be a career booster for you

This session is for you if…you are interested in making the tech ecosystem more equitable, want to drive effective gender initiatives or want to see how allyship can be your leadership advantage.

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