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Virginia Mendez

Author of "Childhood Unlimited: Parenting Beyond the Gender Bias" & Founder of The Feminist Shop

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Virginia Mendez Biography

Virginia Mendez is the author of “Childhood Unlimited: Parenting beyond the gender bias“ published by John Murray Press (Hachette Group) and the series of bilingual children’s books “Mika & Lolo”. Mendez is a public speaker and co-founder of The Feminist Shop - an ethical brand that educates on the topic of feminism.

She is multilingual, originally from Spain but well settled in Northern Ireland. She also speaks Italian and French. She studied Law and Business, got a master’s in leadership and has 8 years of experience both in big corporate (PwC and Deloitte) and small international companies. After her second child she decided to put her skills into something that could make a real positive change, by challenging kids and adults to unlearn constrictive stereotypes.

Her public speaking includes corporate (Sensata Technologies, AON…), festivals (Human Rights Festival, GIN Festival, Books festival, Festival of the girl) and virtual workshops and training (Potato, Work Life Central…). She also work for schools, including parents, teachers and students (British School of Rio de Janeiro, Luter King School (Tenerife), Prendergast Ladywell School (London)…). She is very versatile and although she has some pre-prepared done-and-proved events she likes being able to create something specific for the needs of each event. She has experience hosting panels, as well as sitting them as guest or delivering solo.

She was recognized as one of the 130 Women breaking the bias of 2022 by Diverse In Globaland, Top 100 UK.

Speaking Topics
  • CHILDHOOD UNLIMITED: PARENTING BEYOND THE GENDER BIAS

    As a mum of both a boy and a girl, children's author and passionate about growing the next generation Virginia is huge believer in the impact of awareness to make small tweaks that can make a huge difference.

    Topics covered:

    • Nature or nurture? A quick introduction of neuroplasticity.

    • What are gender stereotypes and what are their consequences?

    • A critical look at books, tv, toys, clothes etc and their role in perpetuating the stereotypes.

    • The consequences for all genders in our present and future.

    • Tools and techniques as parents and educators to overcome it.

    Attendees will leave inspired and excited about the opportunity to do things different and be part of the change. Equipped with the science and data and ready to start actioning things not only for their kids but also for themselves, because the change starts with us!

  • BIAS AT WORK: WHEN WE KNOW BETTER WE DO BETTER

    We have made huge progress towards equality but unconscious bias still plays a role in the way we recruit and develop professionals, translating in a loss of value for people and companies. By not developing diverse teams with difference opinions and thoughts companies are missing out a huge opportunity to become not only a better workplace but also more profitable.

    Topics covered:

    • Examples of unconscious bias, the effect it has and what we can do about it;

    • Exploring how it happens from an early age; and how they affect our decisions and outcomes.

    • The reality of the problem and the science and the studies behind it.

    • The responsibility as a company. Why it matters? How we benefit from equality.

    • Tools in your belt! Sponsorship, mentoring and other tools to move towards a more fair, diverse and equitable reality.

    Action orientated and non judgemental talk that will make people feel safe to explore what is happening and what to do next

Videos
Books
Diverse Educators

Diverse Educators

Childhood Unlimited: Parenting Beyond the Gender Bias

Childhood Unlimited: Parenting Beyond the Gender Bias

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  • How do I book Virginia Mendez to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Virginia Mendez for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Virginia Mendez, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Virginia Mendez or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Virginia Mendez

    Speaking fees for Virginia Mendez, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Virginia Mendez are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Virginia Mendez, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Virginia Mendez speak about?

    Virginia Mendez is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Diversity Speakers, Education, Empowerment, Influential Women, Literary, Parenting, Personal Growth, Virtual Speakers, Women's Issues.
  • Where does Virginia Mendez travel from?

    Virginia Mendez generally travels from UK, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Virginia Mendez’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Virginia Mendez for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Virginia Mendez for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Virginia Mendez or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Author of "Childhood Unlimited: Parenting Beyond the Gender Bias" & Founder of The Feminist Shop

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Virginia Mendez Biography

Virginia Mendez is the author of “Childhood Unlimited: Parenting beyond the gender bias“ published by John Murray Press (Hachette Group) and the series of bilingual children’s books “Mika & Lolo”. Mendez is a public speaker and co-founder of The Feminist Shop - an ethical brand that educates on the topic of feminism.

She is multilingual, originally from Spain but well settled in Northern Ireland. She also speaks Italian and French. She studied Law and Business, got a master’s in leadership and has 8 years of experience both in big corporate (PwC and Deloitte) and small international companies. After her second child she decided to put her skills into something that could make a real positive change, by challenging kids and adults to unlearn constrictive stereotypes.

Her public speaking includes corporate (Sensata Technologies, AON…), festivals (Human Rights Festival, GIN Festival, Books festival, Festival of the girl) and virtual workshops and training (Potato, Work Life Central…). She also work for schools, including parents, teachers and students (British School of Rio de Janeiro, Luter King School (Tenerife), Prendergast Ladywell School (London)…). She is very versatile and although she has some pre-prepared done-and-proved events she likes being able to create something specific for the needs of each event. She has experience hosting panels, as well as sitting them as guest or delivering solo.

She was recognized as one of the 130 Women breaking the bias of 2022 by Diverse In Globaland, Top 100 UK.

Virginia Mendez Speaking Topics

  • CHILDHOOD UNLIMITED: PARENTING BEYOND THE GENDER BIAS

    As a mum of both a boy and a girl, children's author and passionate about growing the next generation Virginia is huge believer in the impact of awareness to make small tweaks that can make a huge difference.

    Topics covered:

    • Nature or nurture? A quick introduction of neuroplasticity.

    • What are gender stereotypes and what are their consequences?

    • A critical look at books, tv, toys, clothes etc and their role in perpetuating the stereotypes.

    • The consequences for all genders in our present and future.

    • Tools and techniques as parents and educators to overcome it.

    Attendees will leave inspired and excited about the opportunity to do things different and be part of the change. Equipped with the science and data and ready to start actioning things not only for their kids but also for themselves, because the change starts with us!

  • BIAS AT WORK: WHEN WE KNOW BETTER WE DO BETTER

    We have made huge progress towards equality but unconscious bias still plays a role in the way we recruit and develop professionals, translating in a loss of value for people and companies. By not developing diverse teams with difference opinions and thoughts companies are missing out a huge opportunity to become not only a better workplace but also more profitable.

    Topics covered:

    • Examples of unconscious bias, the effect it has and what we can do about it;

    • Exploring how it happens from an early age; and how they affect our decisions and outcomes.

    • The reality of the problem and the science and the studies behind it.

    • The responsibility as a company. Why it matters? How we benefit from equality.

    • Tools in your belt! Sponsorship, mentoring and other tools to move towards a more fair, diverse and equitable reality.

    Action orientated and non judgemental talk that will make people feel safe to explore what is happening and what to do next

Virginia Mendez Videos

  • Gender quotas in the workplace, why they are important
    Mendez participating in a debate about gender quotas, defending my position, which is in favor of regulating them.

Virginia Mendez Books

FAQs on booking Virginia Mendez

  • How do I book Virginia Mendez to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Virginia Mendez for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Virginia Mendez, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Virginia Mendez or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Virginia Mendez

    Speaking fees for Virginia Mendez, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Virginia Mendez are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Virginia Mendez, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Virginia Mendez speak about?

    Virginia Mendez is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Diversity Speakers, Education, Empowerment, Influential Women, Literary, Parenting, Personal Growth, Virtual Speakers, Women's Issues.
  • Where does Virginia Mendez travel from?

    Virginia Mendez generally travels from UK, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Virginia Mendez’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Virginia Mendez for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Virginia Mendez for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Virginia Mendez or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Virginia Mendez is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as CHILDHOOD UNLIMITED: PARENTING BEYOND THE GENDER BIAS and BIAS AT WORK: WHEN WE KNOW BETTER WE DO BETTER. The estimated speaking fee range to book Virginia Mendez for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Virginia Mendez generally travels from UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Iris Krasnow, Victoria Rowell, Erin Gruwell, Temple Grandin and Christine Michel Carter. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Virginia Mendez for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Virginia Mendez Speaking Topics

  • CHILDHOOD UNLIMITED: PARENTING BEYOND THE GENDER BIAS

    As a mum of both a boy and a girl, children's author and passionate about growing the next generation Virginia is huge believer in the impact of awareness to make small tweaks that can make a huge difference.

    Topics covered:

    • Nature or nurture? A quick introduction of neuroplasticity.

    • What are gender stereotypes and what are their consequences?

    • A critical look at books, tv, toys, clothes etc and their role in perpetuating the stereotypes.

    • The consequences for all genders in our present and future.

    • Tools and techniques as parents and educators to overcome it.

    Attendees will leave inspired and excited about the opportunity to do things different and be part of the change. Equipped with the science and data and ready to start actioning things not only for their kids but also for themselves, because the change starts with us!

  • BIAS AT WORK: WHEN WE KNOW BETTER WE DO BETTER

    We have made huge progress towards equality but unconscious bias still plays a role in the way we recruit and develop professionals, translating in a loss of value for people and companies. By not developing diverse teams with difference opinions and thoughts companies are missing out a huge opportunity to become not only a better workplace but also more profitable.

    Topics covered:

    • Examples of unconscious bias, the effect it has and what we can do about it;

    • Exploring how it happens from an early age; and how they affect our decisions and outcomes.

    • The reality of the problem and the science and the studies behind it.

    • The responsibility as a company. Why it matters? How we benefit from equality.

    • Tools in your belt! Sponsorship, mentoring and other tools to move towards a more fair, diverse and equitable reality.

    Action orientated and non judgemental talk that will make people feel safe to explore what is happening and what to do next

Virginia Mendez Speaker Videos

  • Gender quotas in the workplace, why they are important
    Mendez participating in a debate about gender quotas, defending my position, which is in favor of regulating them.

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If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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