Facilitation, Public Speaking and Writing

As an experienced event facilitator and chair, speaker and blogger, I’m particularly effective at summing up complex or diverse views, relaying those back to your audience and engaging them in debate.

I’ve been trained in media handling, on and off screen; but mostly, it’s about authenticity and understanding the need to connect with the audience. People love stories!

If you need help putting together a slick, creative event that runs like clockwork, I’d love to guide you. Simply download my eBook from my online shop.

Public Speaking

The key areas that I cover are:

  • Leadership (focus on Women in Leadership)
  • Authentic Communication – online and offline
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Female Genital Mutilation

My public speaking career started early… at primary school! I was chosen to be narrator for school plays because I can’t hold a note! I’ve spoken at conferences in the UK and abroad.

My coolest gig was speaking at the Actiris anniversary conference in Brussels – the king of Belgium was in the audience! Recently, I have spoken at the Cyber conference in Leeds; to 200 A’ Level students about Female Genital Mutilation at the exclusive Rodean School in Brighton; and at a series of ‘Women in Broadband’ events in Leeds.

You can download my 10 Top Tips for Effective Public Speaking here.


I blog regularly (for myself and others) and have written for print and digital publications, including The Huffington Post, Women for Refugee Women and for The Yorkshire Times as its Social Affairs Correspondent. Research shows that companies that business blog get up to 64% more leads. I am able to offer training authentic, SEO-friendly business blogging – let me help you win more business!

I’m honoured to have been featured in ‘Eradicating FGM in the UK’ by Guardian writer, Hilary Burrage and ‘Refugee Tales’ by Comma Press.

Lovely Stuff

Brene Brown quote“Anj Handa is a first-class contributing writer to The Yorkshire Times. Her body of work on FGM, poverty and mental health issues, is widely read and greatly appreciated by our staff and readership alike… for her decency, humanity and her determination to keep these difficult subjects in the headlines.

To put it simply: the world would be a better place with more Anjs in it.” Editor, The Yorkshire Times.