Oona King

Chief DE&I Officer at Uber & Former Director of Diversity Strategy at Google

  • Labour Party Politician
  • Former Chief Diversity Officer for Channel 4
  • Author of “The Oona King Diaries: House Music”
  • Recognised as one of the 100 Great Black Britons in 2003


Discover Oona King’s biography of published work below.

The Oona King Diaries: House Music
The Oona King Diaries: House Music

Oona King, Labour Party Politician, stands as a beacon of progress and resilience in the realms of diversity and inclusion, female empowerment, and racial equality. Her journey from the hallowed halls of the House of Commons and Lords as a Labour Party Politician to spearheading diversity initiatives in some of the world’s leading corporations, such as Uber, Google, and YouTube, illustrates a path marked by significant achievements and a steadfast commitment to equality.

Oona’s role as Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Uber caps a career dedicated to fostering inclusivity and understanding, making her a sought-after speaker for discussions on the intersection of diversity and business, as well as British politics. Her speeches, enriched with personal experiences and professional insights, not only challenge but inspire her audiences to adopt a more inclusive perspective on racial and gender equality.

Prior to her corporate ascendancy, Oona’s tenure as Channel 4’s Chief Diversity Officer and her pivotal involvement in Brexit negotiations underscore her versatile expertise in promoting diversity across different sectors. Her academic background, with degrees from the University of York and the University of California, provided a solid foundation for her subsequent roles in European politics and as a groundbreaking black female MP for Bethnal Green and Bow. As a keynote speaker, Oona has the ability to weave together narratives from her diverse career, offering audiences profound reflections on diversity, the complexities of British politics, and the importance of inclusivity in fostering societal and organizational change.

Oona’s political career, highlighted by her tenure as Vice-Chair of the All-Parliamentary Group on Bangladesh and her impactful role as Senior Policy Advisor on Equalities, Diversity, and Faith, showcases her dedication to fighting racial discrimination and promoting equality. Her personal experiences with racial abuse, detailed in her autobiography, “The Oona King Diaries: House Music,” serve as powerful testaments to her resilience and determination. These experiences, coupled with her policy achievements, make her an authoritative and inspirational figure on the subject of racial equality, both in the UK and beyond.

Oona’s influence extends beyond her professional achievements; her recognition as one of the 2003 100 Great Black Britons and her listing on the annual Powerlist highlight her status as a role model and change agent. Her ability to engage with young people on pressing social issues, such as knife crime, adds another dimension to her impactful speeches. As Baroness King of Bow, she continues to share her remarkable journey and insights, encouraging a new generation to champion the causes of diversity, inclusion, and equality. Through her work, Oona King not only challenges existing narratives but also lays the groundwork for a more equitable and understanding society.

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