Marissa is a strategist, advisor, speaker and best selling author. She is the founder of and  a thought leader in ‘inclusive intelligence’. Her work centres on shifting mindsets and embedding inclusion into products, people and practices. From well-known names such as Reuters, Barclays, SWIFT, to high growth start-ups and accelerators, Marissa has led teams, launched market leading products and delivered complex programmes. Drawing on over 20 years of experience, Marissa challenges the status quo and has helped hundreds of leaders to rethink their approach to leadership and business, to take a more inclusive approach. 

Marissa is hugely passionate about creating a fairer, more equitable future for us all, where technology can help us solve, not create, some of the world’s greatest challenges. She believes in the power of collaboration and is currently leading a pioneering, collaborative effort to create an open inclusive innovation playbook, to help propel the industry forward to adopt more inclusive practices, as standard.

Marissa Ellis
Inclusion Strategist & Founder of