Challenging the status quo in technology, leadership, and inclusive workplaces.
‘Fairly Unorthodox’ means to challenge the status quo in the interests of fairness, equity, and inclusivity.
Originally established as Jessica Leigh Jones MBE’s professional speaking brand in 2012, Fairly Unorthodox was acquired by iungo Solutions in July 2021. Fairly Unorthodox provides thought leadership across areas such as technology, digital transformation, ethical leadership, mental health, skills and careers.
Speakers & Hosts
Jessica Leigh Jones MBE
Jessica Leigh Jones MBE is a multi-award-winning Engineer and Astrophysicist. She is Co-Founder and Chief Executive of iungo, a CareerTech start-up democratising access to excellent careers for everyone. Jessica is also a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor and a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Wales Trinity St David’s. Here, she is leading the flagship Enterprising Engineers Programme for engineering undergraduate students and apprentices.
Jessica received an MBE for services to women in engineering in Wales in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours. She has received the Freedom of the City of London and represents the fastest progression to the rank of Liveryman at the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers. She was 2017’s Woman of the Future for Technology & Digital, featured in the 2020 Who’s Who list of influential British people and appeared as one of the youngest in the Forbes 30 under 30 Europe List 2018.
Future of WorkBook Jessica Leigh Jones MBE for talks about industry 4.0, digitally native organisations and the future of work.
Tom de Vall
Tom de Vall is an experienced General Manager having spent over 15 years working across a range of industries and operational environments in South Wales. He has predominantly worked in the Manufacturing Engineering sector for companies such as International Rectifier, KSR International, Sony, and more recently with Amazon.
Tom’s involvement and interest in apprenticeships stemmed from the difficulties experienced in fulfilling specific technical roles across a range of levels and industries. Through more recent successes to grow talent internally, he has developed a strong belief that the potential value creation of an efficient and effective apprenticeship system can radically transform the landscape of industry in Wales and is passionate to support this movement.
Ethical LeadershipBook Tom de Vall for talks about ethical leadership, intrapreneurship and growing great teams.
Mark Williams is a Keynote Speaker, Author and International campaigner. In 2004 he himself experienced depression and suffered in silence for years until he entered community mental health services.
He founded International Fathers Mental Health Day and #Howareyoudad campaign to make sure all parents are having support for the whole family.
Mark has spoken on television and radio stations around the world while working with Dr Jane Hanley who have both published articles on Fathers ( Paternal) Mental Health together.
Mark was awarded Inspirational Father of the year and local hero at the Pride of Britain Awards in 2012 even invited to meet The Royal Family on World Mental Health Day also awarded the Point Of light Award by the Prime Minister in 2019.
In 2020 Mark published the report called “Fathers Reaching Out – Why Dads Matter” to explain the importance of paternal mental health which has far better outcomes for the whole family and the development of the child when we include fathers.
As of 2021, the film Daddy Blues based on Mark’s journey is now available on Amazon Prime.
Mark is also an Ambassador for Mother’s for Mother’s Charity.
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