Dil Wickremasinghe

Journalist, podcaster, speaker and social entrepreneur

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MIX Diversity Developers - Dil Wickremasinghe
  • Biography

    Dil is a survivor of sexual abuse, rejected by her parents when she came out and became homeless when she was just 16 years old in Sri Lanka. When she was 19 she found her passion for media when she started working in Sri Lankan radio only to be fired based on her sexuality.

    Like many LGBTQI+ people she immigrated in search of a country where she could be her true self. At the age of 25, Dil arrived in Dublin and within 24 hours of her feet touching Irish soil, she found herself dancing down the main street in broad daylight singing “It’s raining men!” Serendipitously, her arrival coincided with Dublin Pride and she knew she had finally come home.

    Dil later founded Insight Matters with her wife Anne Marie Toole, with the organisation now supporting the mental health of 500+ clients per week. She was honoured with the Lord Mayor’s Awards for her contribution to civic life and received the Irish Tatler Woman of the Year Award for her work as a Marriage Equality campaigner.

    Dil and Anne Marie have a 5 year old son called Phoenix and a 3 year old daughter called Xavier who continually inspire them to strive to create an inclusive and compassionate world.

    Key Topics:

    • Pride in the Workplace
    • Wellness in the Workplace
    • Mental Health Awareness
    • Inspiring Change in Self and Society
    • Unconscious Bias
    • Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace
    • Resilience Building

    Available for:

    • Conference speaking
    • Keynote speaking
    • Virtual events
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