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Jos Dirkx      

Best-Selling Author, Global D&I Expert, CEO of an Artificial and Emotional Intelligence Startup

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.

Dirkx is energetic, compelling and able to move the audience through exciting stories and engaging, data driven narratives. She is an experienced daychair, keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. She has traveled to over 100 countries and has lived in thirteen. She has speaking experience across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Jos Dirkx is CEO and co-founder of Beenova AI which transforms lives through Emotional and Artificial Intelligence, enhancing leadership, personal, work and well-being skills.

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 of up to 24, 000 viewers. Her energy, enthusiasm and ability to connect with any audience means a guaranteed opportunity for engagement and enlightenment. Her global experience means she speaks with confidence on an array of topical issues. Jos connects with corporate and casual audiences alike - embodying a natural, engaging and honest demeanor.

Dirkx knows the ins and outs of the Future of Work, Inclusion, and mental health: with a diverse team of ten, her two year-old education focused startup was featured on Peter Diamandis’ Abundance360 and garners global interest given their emphasis on scalable 21st century learning models. Alongside Esther Wojcicki, best-selling author and world famous mother of three super star daughters, Jos most recently co-launched The Trick Method, which takes the globally renowned TRICK methodology to corporates. 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. Her international upbringing means she seamlessly connects with any audience - in multiple languages, if required!

Dirkx 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.

Dirkx 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.

Dirkx finds beauty and power at the intersection of creativity, technology and education to change our world. Jos is happy to travel and able to attend live events.

Speech Topics


  • Education
  • Future of Work
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Technology

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