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Jillian Haslam

Former TEDx Speaker
Author, Trainer, Philanthropist

Admired across continents, Jillian Haslam’s life story has always had a peculiar way of capturing the attention and imagination of her audiences.


Born to a British father in India, who chose not to return to England after India’s independence in 1947, she faced a bruising childhood of extreme poverty, malnutrition and disease, living through the deaths of four siblings and her mother, as well as some appalling instances of racist abuse.


Now, Jillian is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, trainer, philanthropist, and author of two books ('Indian.English.' and 'The Irrepressible Mind'), She currently runs six charities for various sectors of the underprivileged in India. Recently turned into a screenplay, her book, 'Indian.English.' is set to be turned Hollywood movie.


Regularly featured in the media, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 5, The Independent, and The Telegraph, she has previously participated in two TEDx event as a speaker.