Cancel - Call Out Culture

Driving accountability and the truth or a way to punish without due process?
Cancel culture


Cancel culture, also known as call out culture, is the removal or “cancelling”of support for individuals and their work due to an opinion or action, on their part, deemed objectionable by other parties… thereby “calling them out“.

For the most part, these call outs have been wholly warranted, and often overdue.  Speaking up and out is integral to free speech and being treated properly.

However, given easy access to social media, instances of disinformation and some malevolent actions, this is a powerful approach that can also create injustice and a new form of censorship.   How to find the balance ?

We work with a wide range of thoughtful and informed speakers – contact us for ideas, or review some of the suggested speaker options below.

Cancel - Call Out Culture speakers

Karen Attiah Speaker
Karen Attiah
Opinion Columnist, Global Opinions Editor - The Washington Post
Alan Rusbridger Speaker
Alan Rusbridger
Visionary Editor, Author and Media Pioneer
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Desiree Fixler Speaker
Desiree Fixler
Advocate for change in ESG investing and sustainability and Former Chief Sustainability Officer at DWS
Elif Shafak Speaker
Elif Shafak
Insightful and inspirational speaker on issues of equality, identity, new humanism, spirituality and geopolitics internationally.
Keisha Lindsay Speaker
Keisha Lindsay
Associate Professor in the Departments of Gender & Women's Studies and Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Megan Reitz Speaker
Megan Reitz
Professor of Leadership and Dialogue at Ashridge Executive Education - Author of "Speak Up"
Azeem Rafiq Speaker
Azeem Rafiq
Former professional cricketer and racism whistleblower at Yorkshire County Cricket Club
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Zoe Strimpel Speaker
Zoe Strimpel
Historian, author, newspaper columnist and broadcaster, specialising in gender, relationships and feminism
Gareth Thomas Speaker
Gareth Thomas
Former Welsh Rugby Captain, former British and Irish Lions Captain and Author, ‘Stronger’, his book on living with HIV
Laticia Jackson Speaker
Laticia Jackson
Olympian & Survivor of Domestic Violence
Carrie Gracie Speaker
Carrie Gracie
Former BBC China Editor; Advocate for Equal Gender Pay
Anastasia Graham-Yooll Speaker
Anastasia Graham-Yooll
Journalist and film director