Speaking and Events

As an ethical marketing strategist, telling stories is what I do. I live for those little lightbulb moments where you can see a new idea being born, or the pieces of a puzzle falling into place. I can bring a fresh approach and creative energy to your event that will inspire your audience. I’ll provide plenty of laughs, tweetable takeaways and practical tips that leave them feeling excited, empowered and ready to make good stuff happen!

About me

Sian Conway is an award winning ethical marketing strategy consultant, bestselling author, the UK’s Green & Eco Influencer of the Year 2018, Ambassador for the UK Government’s Year of Green Action and one of the Social Entrepreneur Index’s top 29 UK social entrepreneurs 2019.


As Founder of #EthicalHour – the world’s largest online network dedicated to empowering people to live and work more ethically – Sian connects a community of over 57,000 changemakers worldwide.


Sian has worked around the world on social impact projects and now brings together thousands of ethical business owners, bloggers and consumers to campaign for greater awareness of ethical and sustainable issues, grow the ethical economy and help people maximise their positive impact.


As  an experienced keynote speaker and workshop leader, Sian is available for speaking engagements worldwide in person and online.

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I understand the struggles small business owners are facing when it comes to marketing themselves and scaling their impact. I have on the ground experience and can provide the empathy, expertise and practical advice to help people break through those problems.

I’ve been training social impact businesses since 2014 – running a start up accelerator, guest lecturing at the University of Leicester, University of Warwick and supporting the Worcester Enterprise business development programme, as well as helping thousands of people online find their purpose, live their values and scale their social impact business for people, planet and profit.

I make complex marketing theories and techniques simple, relatable and most importantly fun! Your audience will come away from my talk or workshop feeling inspired, empowered and ready to tackle their marketing challenges.

Presentation styles






Online Summit

Popular speaking topics include:

Tell your story, change the world

Successful marketing is all about telling stories. The most successful brands build a lifestyle around their business. This talk shows business owners how to do that by defining their values, telling their story and building meaningful connections with potential customers.

Social media for social impact businesses

Social media can be one of the most confusing areas of running a small business. In this talk I provide practical, easy to understand strategies and advice for how social impact businesses can market themselves and grow online.

Growing your brand on Instagram

Instagram is one of the most powerful marketing platforms for small business, especially in the ethical and sustainable sectors. In just 15 months I grew my account to over 20,000 followers and turned it into one of my most successful sales platforms. In this talk I share how I did it with practical tips and lessons learned.

Selling without self-loathing

Using trust based selling to solve your customers’ problems and make more sales without being pushy. This talk is all about ethical marketing and how you can ‘serve first’ to build a strong relationship that turns strangers into loyal customers and raving fans.

Popular workshops include:

Inspiring change through the SDGs

A powerful, interactive session where participants work in small groups to go through a rapid ideation cycle based on the challenges presented by the Sustainable Development Goals to come up with new social and environmental impact ideas. (This can also be tailored and applied to specific challenges).

Tell your story, change the world

An interactive workshop where participants map out their transformation story and unlock the power of storytelling to connect with customers and grow their brand.

Marketing that CARES

A step-by-step workshop where participants build their own marketing strategy around my proven Marketing That CARES model – specifically designed for social and environmental impact businesses.

“Thank you Sian for your FANTASTIC talk on using social media for marketing ethical business at #BAFTS18! We found it really useful”

Fairtrade at St Michaels, attendee at BAFTS Conference 2018

Where you’ve heard me speak:

British Association of Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS) Conference 2018
Ethical Consumer Conference 2017 & 2018
Ethical Brands for Fashion Revolution 2018
Going Green 2018
Love Your Mother sustainable parenting event with Cheltenham Maman
Leicester Space Accelerator Launchpad Weekend
Worcester Enterprise Business Start Up Fair
The Social Bee Online Summit
The Social Bee Podcast
Soulful PR Podcast
Roberta Lee Podcast
The Festival of Natural Fibres 2018
Walk In Wardrobe™️ November 2018
Why Social Enterprise? Online Summit 2018
The Heroworx: Future of Women at Work 2019
Going Green 2019
Future Fashion Focus Live
North London Sustainability Network – April meetup
Growth For Good: Social Enterprise Mark CIC Annual Conference 2019
TRT Round Table – Conscious Consumerism: Does It Make A Difference?
University of Leicester Start Up Cafe: Tech for Global Good
Leicester Start Up Week: Getting investment ready (panel discussion)
TRT Round Table Net Zero CLIMATE PUSH: Change Behaviour to Change the World?
Share Impact Adapt & Thrive Virtual Summit 2020

Creating impact

Book a speaker that understands your audience and the challenges they face. An ethical marketing expert who brings true value to your event and creates a buzz with your audience that leaves them feeling great.

I’d love to learn more about your event, your attendees and what you’re going to achieve to see how I can help. Talks and sessions can be tailored to your audience and I’m happy to help promote your event too. Contact me to set up a complimentary video chat.

Upcoming events



I’ll be joining the #StartingGood Online Summit in 2020 to talk about “People behind the pixels – building an audience for your impact one connection at a time”.

This session will coach social entrepreneurs in how to develop a community building mindset, to create an audience around their cause and understand how to attract their ideal customers – so they can make more income and impact!



Impact Summit 2020


Ethical Brands for Fashion Revolution 2020

I will be giving a talk on Thought Leadership for Fashion Action and hosting a panel discussion with ethical fashion brand owners about how thought leadership can create meaningful change in the global fashion industry and its supply chains. 
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