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Jos Dirkx

Jos Dirkx

CEO and co-founder of Beenova AI, Faculty at SingularityU, award-winning media and communications advisor, author and world-traveller

Artificial intelligence [AI], Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership, Science & Education
Keynote speaker
Keynote speaker
The Future of Learning, Disrupting Diversity, AI and EI and Inclusive Education
Languages spoken
English Dutch
Travels from
The Netherlands


Jos Dirkx travels from Netherlands, UK

International, award-winning speaker, founder 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 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 up to 24, 000.

Jos has traveled to 99 countries which allows her to highlight multiple perspectives in a relatable, honest and passionate way while presenting her keynote speeches to international clients. She makes the world’s toughest topics understandable and real.

Through her business acumen, international travel and diverse upbringing, she presents complex topics with ease, while remaining connected to the audience and building an engaging rapport.

Jos has extensive experience in the corporate world and has founded several organizations, including an AI startup, merging the latest technology with conscious learning for the Future of Work, and an award-winning communications consultancy. Her entrepreneurial experience building teams across cultures, time-zones and communication barriers means she provides invaluable insights to companies now struggling with remote work.

As an international public speaker, Jos has drawn audiences across the world, in cities as diverse as Johannesburg, New York, London, Riyadh and Dubai. Born in Brazil, Jos has lived in 13 countries. She has always had a passion for challenging the status quo and elevating awareness around inequality by presenting actionable strategies for change. Jos has initiated several movements to fight for access to quality, global education. She does this through the strategic use of technology combined with value-based learning.

As a speaker, Jos Dirkx is full of life and energy on stage. She speaks on a variety of topics – from the Future of Work, to learning, to diversity and conscious leadership - equally important for all of us and our collective future. As a business, team, leader, individual or someone searching for inspiration, you’ll find eye-opening points, tangible takeaways and a heartfelt openness from Jos’s keynotes. You won’t be disappointed.

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. Her work and research have been awarded and featured in publications worldwide e.g. Entrepreneur Magazine, Mail & Guardian, CNBC, etc.


Keynote speaker


Learning is deeply personal. Education - informal or formal, schools or street, at work or in the classroom - builds our collective, human potential. 

There is no space more important to disrupt - our world depends on education for strong mindsets, healthy bodies, expansive thinking, and responsible relationships - even responsible relationships with the technology we’re building (technology that is learning exponentially faster than we are!) Education is more important than ever. 

Jos focuses on how technology can exponentially change the future of learning, looks at ways in which education is currently being disrupted, and highlights advanced technology for schools and corporates to take learning further. She uses diverse examples to bring this story to life for global audiences.


  • The Future of Learning
  • AI and EI and Inclusive Education
  • How Do We Make Diversity Work?
  • Sounding as Smart as You Are: An Interactive Session on Public Speaking
  • Girls Do Good: Leadership, Inspiration and Changing the World For Kids


“Hugely engaging, passionate and provocative in the most positive of ways, we were delighted to host Jos on our panel.” – PwC

"Jos is so inspiring! She's hands-on and we would not hesitate to recommend Jos!" - L'Oreal

"Awesome two-day program! I loved the way it was interactive and how Jos used her own examples to bring a few points across. She made you feel completely human. Jos is so amazing and it’s great to see how she has followed her dreams with courage. Best two days at work. #investinyourself" - DELL EMC

“Jos is naturally elegant while presenting...she helped us craft our presentations to make them exciting and engaging. We are all looking forward to working with Jos again...!" - Van Cleef & Arpels

"Jos is just amazing! She’s so humble and kind, considering her huge background, having won awards in media and being a world traveler. And despite all this she remains so beautiful in and out, and so simple and kind..." – IBM

“Charming, energetic, great stage presence are the first things that come to mind. Jos is a very experienced professional that managed to fully grab the attention of the crowd with her stunning speech and passion on the subject of Diversity & Inclusion. Everything went perfectly well. Jos is a true professional and her speech was inspirational.” - BestJobs

"At TED, we seek collaborative relationships with partners who are as interested in surfacing great ideas and stories as we are. That's precisely what we found in working with Jos..." – TED

"Beyond Jos's leadership, what really stood out was her ability to inspire and motivate." - Evolvence Knowledge Investments

"Jos is an insightful leader, a visionary and highly motivational..." – IBM



The Future of Learning
Disrupting Diversity
AI and EI and Inclusive Education