Speaking &
Thought Leadership

As a leading expert on diversity and inclusion, Sara Jones is a frequent keynote and distinguished speaker to audiences of all sizes. She speaks on a wide variety of leadership, entrepreneurship, and D&I topics – both in-person and virtual.

A speaking engagement is often an effective way to launch ideas and inspire new mindsets around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within your organization.

Sara has been featured on



Utah Business



ABC 4 News


Deseret News

KSL News Radio

BYU Radio

Examples of speaking events include
  • Conference keynotes
  • Virtual events
  • Corporate leadership retreats
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Organizational training
  • Storytelling workshops, and more

Contact us for customized speaking engagements.

Conferences & Keynotes

The University of Utah

Silicon Slopes

Neumont College of Computer Science




Western Governors University

Salt Lake Chamber

Salt Lake Community College

Opal Group

Utah Business





Associated General Contractors of America

Latter Day Saint MBA Society

Leadership Retreats


Swire Coca-Cola







Storytelling and Workshops



O.C. Tanner

Progressive Leasing

Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy

Podcasts and Webinars
  • BambooHR Podcast
  • OC Tanner Webinar
  • ForcePoint Podcast
  • Swell Podcast
  • Innolatino Podcast
  • Dev.Life Podcast
  • The New IT Podcast
  • Tech Transforms Podcast
  • Constant Wonder Podcast

I invited Sara Jones to keynote for Xant Next2020 Leadership Conference because of her unique ability to bring empathy into her work through her storytelling and to motivate our attendees to be passionate about the power of connection and authenticity. She seamlessly taught the audience how to build connection in their own sales careers and lives. I had several audience members thank me afterward for such a unique and powerful story to motivate and inspire them.

Sarah Thompson
Director of Field Marketing


"Sara is skilled at delivering learning experiences accessible and inclusive to everyone - men and women learning together how to better live our mission and vision. I would recommend her workshops to any organization desiring of inclusive and engaging learning."

Melanie Jones
VP Global CXM and Planning



Sara Jones at Harvard – Unity in Diversity

Sara Jones presented at Harvard Business School at the Latter-day Saint (LDS) MBA Conference. Sara shared how unity feels increasingly hard to achieve right now and how LDS business leaders are uniquely positioned to create inclusive cultures. Sara illustrated transformative DEI practices through a business data study, and shared her own inclusion journey.

Sara Jones’ TED Feature
Sara Jones’ TED Feature

Adopted as a child by white parents, all that linked Sara Jones to her South Korean origins was a mysterious tattoo on her forearm. Sara’s search for her birth family informed new insights into the narratives and deep complexity of adoption. Through her experience of loss and discovery, Jones offers guidance on what adoptive parents can do to protect their children's unique cultural and personal narratives.

Career Leaps into a More Inclusive World

Sara Jones had the honor of delivering the Commencement Speech for the Neumont College of Computer Science graduating class of 2021.

Leading DEI with a Unified Voice and Purpose

Sara Jones shares how more executive leaders are rising to the challenge of integrating diversity, equity and inclusion into their core business strategy. Unity feels increasingly hard to achieve right now, but with alignment on mission and vision, leaders can achieve remarkable transformation. Sara Jones will share case studies on how executives are approaching and using transformative strategies to achieve a unified approach to DEI.

DisruptHR - It’s Time to Stop Talking About Diversity
DisruptHR – It’s Time to Stop Talking About Diversity

In a “Best of DisruptHR” 2019 talk, Sara presents a different approach to diversity and inclusion, by including men and humanizing everyone in the conversation.

Creating and Sustaining Inclusive Cultures
Creating and Sustaining Inclusive Cultures

Sara addresses the hard truths of why inclusion is so hard to sustain within cultures and how leaders can create sustainable impact, in her keynote at the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women annual conference at the University of Utah, on February 28, 2020.

A Transformative Approach to Inclusive Leadership

More leaders than ever are actively working on diversity, equity and inclusion in their companies. Sara Jones shares how leaders can transform their DEI efforts, including best practices that are often missed. Learn from Sara’s unique experiences in leadership to help you build your community of inclusion.

The Art of Inclusive Leadership
The Art of Inclusive Leadership

Sara describes the Inclusive Leader as one who inspires higher organizational performance, greater innovation, better cultures, and more satisfied team members. She shares the secrets of becoming an Inclusive Leader by shifting your mindset, engaging the talent around you, and applying an inclusive lens to building your team culture, at Silicon Slopes Tech Summit 2020.

Inclusive Leadership Keynote, DMLC 2020
Inclusive Leadership Keynote, DMLC 2020

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access are critical leadership skills. This workshop provided foundational training to students and professionals on how inclusive behaviors will help them be better leaders in the future.

Our speaking services are fully customizable. Contact us to discuss your needs.