In today’s HRchat episode, Bill Banham is joined by Leigh Mitchell. Leigh has successfully built a career as a diversity-driven Recruiter & Marketer, Brand Consultant, Diversity & Inclusion Trainer, and Talent Strategist, as well as a Marketing Professor at the University of Guelph Humber.

Leigh is committed to equality and belonging in workplaces and founded Bee Happy HR & Marketing Co. to improve diversity and inclusion results within organizations committed to making a difference but not sure where to start. Bee Happy HR is a full-service brand management and diversity-driven HR company.

Leigh supports business owners, busy recruiters & HR departments to provide a variety of HR and business branding services with a certified team of experts in her Bee Happy HR Hive.

Leigh is also the founder of Women in Biz Network, she coaches clients, speaks with influential guests on her Time to Thrive Podcast, curates mentorship initiatives, promotes Women in Biz Network’s vetted diversity-driven career board, and delivers skill-building events to a variety of audiences.


  • What trends do you see coming out of the great resignation in relation to employer branding and reputation management?
  • Why is having inclusive hiring practices and a strong diversity and inclusion plan of action good for business?
  • How can brands attract more diverse applicants?