Joy Burnford | Founder & CEO, Encompass Equality

Joy BurnfordJoy Burnford is the Founder and CEO of Encompass Equality and a recognised gender equality trailblazer.

With over 25 years’ experience as a business leader, non-exec director, podcast host and speaker, she supports organisations to navigate a path to gender equality through research, consulting, coaching and leadership programmes. Joy and her team act as gender equality partners to leading organisations to drive forward strategies for the retention of women in the workplace.

As author of ‘Don’t fix women: the practical path to gender equality at work’, host of ‘The Equality Conversation’ podcast and contributor of over 70 articles on, Joy has interviewed hundreds of senior business leaders, board members, CEOs, authors and experts, and has been cited in national, business and HR press. She regularly speaks at conferences and industry events and is working with the British Standards Institution to create a new standard for menopause and menstruation in the workplace.