Lilly Singh

Lilly Singh
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22 January 2021

Lilly Singh is an Emmy-winning entertainer, actress, producer, New York Times best-selling author, gender equality advocate, and President of Unicorn Island. A leading force in pop culture, she has pivoted her successful online career to the big and small screens. 

Up next, Lilly’s first feature film will premiere at the 2024 SXSW Film & TV Festival in the “Narrative Spotlight” section this March. The raunchy, subversive comedy is about a 30-year-old Indian-American virgin who gets a job teaching high school Sex Ed. Lilly co-wrote, produced, and stars as the lead in the film.

Through her Unicorn Island Productions company, it’s non-profit arm Unicorn Island Fund, and her Lilly’s Library book club, Lilly continues to blaze new paths in storytelling, spotlighting underrepresented voices and challenging social norms to transform the way the world sees, values and invests in girls and women. 

As an author, Lilly has published two books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller “How To Be A Bawse: A Guide to Surviving Conquering Life” and “Be a Triangle: How I Went from Being Lost to Getting My Life Into Shape,” which debuted in April 2022 as an instant best-seller in Canada and India.  

In television, Lilly broke barriers as the only woman of color to host a late-night show on a major network in nearly thirty years with “A Little Late with Lilly Singh.”  She can be seen as a judge on Canada’s Got Talent, host of CTV's primetime quiz show Battle of the Generations and the lead in the Disney+ comedy series, The Muppets Mayhem – which won the Emmy Award for “Outstanding Children’s Or Family Viewing Series” in 2023. Her credits also include voice over roles in the popular animated features “Ice Age: Collision Course,” “The Bad Guys,” and “Riverdance: The Animated Adventure,” among others. Additionally, Lilly voices the lead in her animated series, The Mindful Adventures of Unicorn Island, now available on YouTube – which she also executive produced through Unicorn Island in partnership with Headspace Studios.

Lilly is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, a recipient of the 2023 DVF Leadership Award, and has been recognized as one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30: Hollywood & Entertainment,” TIME’s “30 Most Influential People on the Internet” and as one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People.” Her TED Talk, “A seat at the table isn’t the solution for gender equity,” has received millions of views and was one of the five most popular TED Talks of 2022.

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Change the Game, To Play the Game

Lilly Singh went from shooting sketches in her parents basement, to creating a multi-media empire, with over 32 million followers. A leading force in pop culture, she has pivoted her successful online career to the big screen. Her path to success was unconventional, rewriting the rules of how to break into an industry that is full of gatekeepers and changing the very definition of what it means to be an entrepreneur. In this motivational talk Lilly outlines her journey, and opens up with great vulnerability and honesty about all the lessons she had to learn and unlearn to become a force within Hollywood. 

Key takeaways include: stepping out of your comfort zone, learning new skills, goal-setting, resilience, and dealing with failure.

You Got the Promotion, Now What?

For centuries, success has solely been defined by career growth, accomplishing professional goals and the size of your salary. Yet so many of us find ourselves unhappy, burnt out and searching for more once we check everything off our professional to-do list. In a world where our wants and needs often become conflated, this inspiring talk brings focus back to one very important question: Why? Through her own experience accomplishing everything off her last four vision boards, Lilly Singh seeks to recharge and motivate your audience to approach work with more purpose, passion and clarity.  

Key takeaways include: self-discovery, the intersection between personal and professional, change and growth.

The Commodity You Don't Focus on Enough: Storytelling

While money and power are believed to run the world, the tool that trumps both is something we all have an abundance of: stories. Everything we know is a story; how we treat people, consume products and view the world are all based on a story we’ve been told. In this informative talk, Lilly Singh breaks down the power of storytelling and how it impacts your business, our culture and your beliefs. From her years of experience connecting with millions of people across the world, Lilly puts a spotlight on a tool that can no longer be overlooked. Whether it’s social media or social justice, become a master storyteller or be left behind. 

Key takeaways include: the science behind storytelling, social media best practices, and connecting with an audience.

Beyond A Buzz Word. How Diversity Benefits Us All

The topics of diversity and gender equality can sometimes be overwhelming and uncomfortable. But they shouldn’t be. In this talk, Lilly Singh uses her humor and warmth to bring your audience into an important conversation as she outlines how a more inclusive world can factually benefit everyone on the planet. And she’ll present tangible ways to make it happen in the workplace and beyond. 

Key takeaways include: women in leadership, diversity in ideas, how inequality is connected to various other issues, tangible ways to be an ally.

Dear Shame, You Can't Sit with Us

Through her years of experience studying gender inequality, Lilly Singh believes that shame is one of the strongest pillars holding up the patriarchy. In this hilarious, insightful and no BS talk, Lilly motivates your audience to recognize and disarm this weapon of mass destruction that has been used to control minority groups throughout history, so they can become the best and most true version of themselves. 

Key takeaways include: an accessible introduction to gender inequality, how shame hinders success, comfort in community.

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