Toni Kent

Keynote speaker, writer & stand-up

About Toni

Toni Kent is a speaker, stand-up and writer specialising in social mobility. Thanks to a rare combination of 20+ years of IT industry experience and the ability to entertain audiences in person and online, Toni delivers honest, humorous insights into social mobility, life as a working parent, and being a woman in IT.

Clients include tech companies, investment banks, and membership organisations. She is also the official event compere for Smart Works Reading – a charity that helps women return to the workplace via free interview coaching and clothing.

Alongside informing her speaking and stand up, Toni uses her experiences to deliver workshops on how to embrace change even when it feels risky. She is also a sought-after ghostwriter by senior technology leaders who want to project a more humorous, human voice online and on-stage.


Keynote Speaker and Stand Up

Funny, motivational speaker and stand up on the following topics:

  • Social Mobility
  • Breaking Negative Cycles
  • Embracing Change
  • Women in Business / Tech
  • Storytelling

Event Host and Awards MC

An experienced, high energy event host and accomplished awards MC who puts speakers at ease and delivers exceptional audience experience

Hosting of live, pre-recorded, hybrid and virtual events

Podcast Hosting and Guest Appearances

Host of ‘Challenging University’ and ‘The Toni Daily’. Co-host of the popular KAYBE Talks video podcast series

Guest on multiple podcasts dedicated to social mobility, financial literacy and women in business

Writing and Guest Editorial

Author of four books. Writer of blogs and editorial on topics including: 

  • Social Mobility
  • Parenting
  • Women in Business
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education

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