Hayley Bennett


Diversity & Inclusion Consultant

Co-Founder, Nutmegs

Hayley Bennett is a multi-award-winning Diversity & Inclusion Consultant and equality campaigner. She has been providing advice and consultancy to some of the world’s largest employers and global brands across multiple industries, including sport.

Hayley began her career at Kick It Out, English football’s equality and inclusion organisation, where her work involved empowering football’s future leaders and educating stakeholders in the game on D&I. Her passion for inclusion in sport led her to create Nutmegs, a football community for women of colour and non-binary people of colour. In its first year, she has successfully collaborated with Chelsea Football Club and spoke at the global Ethnic Minority Women in Football roundtable at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

Hayley studied Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She is a visiting lecturer on Race and Sport at University of Bolton. Hayley was chosen to be on the first Commonwealth Women’s Mentoring programme and was a team member at the 4th annual Commonwealth Debate on Sport and Sustainable Development in 2019. She has served on advisory committees for Anti-Bullying Alliance and Spirit of 2012.