About This Talk
International, award-winning founder, speaker, and author whose work on The Future of Work, Learning, Diversity & Inclusion, and Conscious Leadership has influenced thousands across the world.
World-traveled keynote speaker and Singularity University Faculty member Jos Dirkx is a two-time founder, best-selling author, global D&I expert, and CEO of an Artificial and Emotional Intelligence startup.
Jos Dirkx is CEO and co-founder of Beenova AI which transforms lives through Emotional and Artificial Intelligence, enhancing leadership, personal and conscious development skills. With a diverse team of ten, the startup was featured on Peter Diamandis' Abundance360 and garners global interest given their use of conscious AI for sustainable and scalable 21st-century learning models. Alongside Esther Wojcicki, best-selling author and world-famous mother of three superstar daughters, she most recently co-launched The Trick Method, which takes the globally renowned TRICK methodology to corporates.
Jos has worked with international MNCs: Dell EMC, L'Oreal, PwC, World Economic Forum Women in Leadership, Van Cleef & Arpels, TED, BestJobs, and many others. Her speeches for top executives - from global banks, to advertising agencies, to large corporations - are honest, clear, and engaging. She has worked hand-in-hand with global dignitaries, including UN officials, a Nobel Peace Prize Winner, and Fortune50 CEOs. With experience across the US, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, Jos builds connections seamlessly to motivate, inspire and move the audience. She has spoken at online conferences, with virtual audiences upto 24,000.
Originally from The Netherlands, Jos was born in Brazil and has lived in thirteen countries - from Bangladesh to Senegal, to Norway, to Canada - having visited 100.
Jos co-founded Girls & Football SA, an award-winning NGO which received a letter from Former First Lady Michelle Obama. She co-launched mGirls, providing health information to over 65,000 girls across South Africa. Jos wrote 2017 Amazon Best-Seller Tackled! With contributions from Siya Kolisi and Fabio Cannavaro, launched in London, Dubai, and Johannesburg and 2018 Best Book Girls Do Good with forewords from Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee and self-made business mogul Huda Kattan. She has mentored, coached, and trained over 3,000 people in cities as diverse as Luanda, New York, Riyadh, and Amsterdam.
Jos was selected as a 50 Global Heroes Ending Violence Against Children (alongside others like Hilary Clinton and Maria Eitel), a 2019 Woman To Watch, a Women Deliver Young Leader, a Nike Girl Effect Challenge winner, a Microsoft YouthSpark winner, an Ashoka Changemaker, and has spoken at global events from the TEDx Stage, to Glowork in Saudi Arabia, to World Economic Forum: Women in Leadership in Dubai. Her work and research have been awarded and featured in publications worldwide.
Jos finds beauty and power at the intersection of creativity, technology, and education to change our world.