Keynote Speaking & Emceeing


“Vanessa had me hanging on her every word. I love her down-to-earth style which makes her extremely approachable. Her wealth of knowledge is highly impressive and her eagerness to share this with her audience is truly appreciated.”

  • – Belinda C | Durban, South Africa


Public speaking has always been a passion of mine. The comment on the left is from an attendee at a recent conference where I was a keynote speaker. I love sharing my knowledge with others and collaborating with Recruiters from agencies or internal teams.

I have been fortunate to have been invited to present at several local and international conferences. I am a keen traveller and delivered Keynote Presentations in Johannesburg, London, Sydney, Cape Town, Amsterdam and Seattle in 2022/3. I am delivering Keynote Presentations in Istanbul, Malaga and Colombia in 2024.


Keynote at Recruiters Unite | Cape Town, South Africa | 2024

Topic: How to use Generative AI more effectively as a Recruiter’

Opening Keynote at Sourcing Summit | Amsterdam, The Netherlands | 2023

Topic: ‘Staying Ahead of Generative AI as a Recruitment Professional’

MatcHR Webinar Series | Global/USA | 2023 

“So you think you have D&I Issues?” asked the South African

SourceCon | Seattle, USA | 2022 – IN PERSON

Topic: ‘Diversity Sourcing Tactics’

Sourcing Summit | Sydney, Australia | 2022 – IN PERSON

Topic: ‘The Latest & Greatest Talent Sourcing Hacks’

The Recruitment Network Annual Conference | London, UK | 2022 – IN PERSON

Topic: ‘How to break out of LinkedIn to find Talent’ MatcHR Webinar Series | Global/USA | 2021
‘Unleashing the Power of Your Personal Brand to Source Talent’

Resourcing Conference | Greece | 2021

SourceCon Digital | Global/USA | 2021

Topic: ‘Why Sourcing needs to be part of your TA Strategy’

Sourcing Summit Diversity | Global | 2021

Topic: ‘Expect the Unexpected’

TalentPRO | Germany | 2021

Topic: ‘The Diversity Talent Sourcing Blueprint’ with Balazs Paroczay

Henley Business School | South Africa | 2021

Topic: ‘How to build a Sourcing Team’

‘L&D Cares Summit | Global | 2021

Topic: ‘How to be creative when looking for a new job

APSO Virtual Annual Conference | South Africa | 2020

Topic: ‘How to Stand Out in a Crowded Marketplace’

RCircle – Diversity, Equality, Belonging & Inclusion Conference | Global | 2020
Topic: ‘Strategies to improve your Diversity Recruitment’

Sourcing Summit Virtual #SOSUV | Global | 2020
Topic: ‘From Sourcing Noob to Sourcing Trainer’
Topic: ‘Diversity Sourcing Strategies that you need in your business’

Knowledge Resources Strategic Talent Management Conference | South Africa | 2020
Topic: ‘Why Talent Attraction MUST be part of your 2021 Strategy’

TalentNet Live | Global | 2020
Chaired a Diversity Sourcing Panel with Balazs Paroczay & Nofar Shoshani

Talent42 | Global | 2020
Guest on a panel discussing using talent globally, to work remotely

Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP USA) | Global | 2020
Topic: ‘So you think you have Diversity Issues?’

SourceCon | Seattle, USA | 2020
Topic: ‘What Diversity Sourcing means in the African context’

DisruptHR | Johannesburg | 2018
Topic: ‘Why would we want to work for you?’