Tanya Hayles -Speaker- Creative Storyteller, Writer & Mentor

Tanya Hayles


Award-winning Creative Storyteller, TEDx speaker And Freelance Writer
Travels From:
Toronto, Ontario
Language Spoken :
Tanya Hayles is an award-winning TEDx speaker + creative storyteller using various mediums to evoke emotions, create change, build movements, and colour in white spaces. From social media copywriting to diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting to public speaking. Tanya brings her fresh brand of authenticity everywhere she goes using the power of storytelling to change the world.

Expertise in

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health & Mental Wellness
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Business Growth & Strategy
  • Business Management

Speaker Types

  • Annual General Meetings
  • Awareness Days
  • Board Meetings & Strategic Advisory
  • Consultant & Coach
  • Corporations & Businesses
  • Department Meeting
  • Executive Leadership & C-Suite


Tanya Hayles is an award-winning event planner, freelance writer, and public speaker using various mediums to evoke emotions, create change, and build movements. Tanya’s event planning career began in 2004 doing fundraising and special events for various charities, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The foundation of work with purpose (and on a budget) served her well in various roles in the non-profit sector.

Tanya Hayles eventually made the leap into event catering, which immersed her deeper into the whimsical world of event planning, doing everything from corporate breakfast brunches to winter wonderland weddings to celebrity-studded Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) parties. Tanya’s first grand solo stint as an event producer was realized in Toronto during the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend, with her wildly successful All-Star House Party turning a frat house into the second hottest ticket in town.

She’s worked with entities like the Ontario government and CBC and grew small events like AfroTech into star-studded powerhouse experiences. Coining the term ‘social corporate’ – that has been the lane for her creative work: corporate with a social twist. While writing started as a side hustle, it has now become an outlet where Tanya connects with
readers by sharing her stories and experiences through mainstream media platforms.

Tanya Hayles touches on a wide variety of topics, from her journey into entrepreneurship, chatting about racial + social issues or writing about pop culture. Her words have amassed a following of international readers and have opened doors to opportunities, including op-eds to ghostwriting articles for celebs and books for business brands.

(FOR CANADA) She and her words can be found in and on CBC, Global TV, CityNews, Globe and Mail, CityLine, Toronto Star, Today’s Parent, Cottage Life and more. (FOR USA) She has been in media such as Today.com, Washington Post, USA Today, The Real, Essence, and has written for Teen Vogue, Today’s Parent, HuffPost and more.

She was a 2020 L’Oreal Woman of Worth honoree and was selected as one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence in 2021. Planner, writer, and speaker are not the only titles that this renaissance woman holds. Also a mother, she balances being a business owner and community builder, founding a moms group that has grown to almost 30,000 members.

Black Moms Connection started as a Facebook group in 2015, and is now an online global village, with chapters as far as Asia and a national non-profit organization providing culturally relevant programs and financial resources to educate and empower the Black mother and her family.

Tanya Hayles is now a thought leader on Black motherhood, recently doing a TedxToronto talk that was top 5 in the world when released in August 2022. Changing the conversation of diversity and inclusion was the reason behind launching the anti-Black racism consulting business Color In White Spaces, using pop culture and historical stats to make it real and relatable. She’s worked with companies such as Royal Bank, Indigo Books, and the Ontario Government.

From social media copywriting to racial representation to public speaking – Tanya brings her fresh brand of authenticity everywhere she goes using the power of storytelling to change the world.

Storytelling Through Spoken Words

  • Oral narration is one of the world’s oldest and best forms of communication. From hosting to moderating, from keynotes to panels, my way of teaching is using this authentic way of sharing. People learn best when they are spoken to and not spoken at.

    As seen on: Cityline, Your Morning Show, Breakfast Television, Metro Morning, Collision Conference, Build Your Own Brand (BYOB) Retreat, Canadian Planner Conference, BrandedTO, and more.

    I can speak to your guests about parenthood, entrepreneurship, diversity & inclusion, building online communities, and more.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

storytelling through collaboration

  • “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

    Building relationships are like slow-cooked meals. It takes time, patience, reciprocity, and understanding before anybody eats.

    From products to services, if it’s something I would celebrate using in real life, that is already half the battle.

    Added bonus, my event planning background makes for easy BTS (behind the scenes), digital and onsite red carpet needs giving guests major FOMO.

    Brand partnerships include Unilever, Facebook, Volvo, and TD Bank.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Meet Tanya Hayles. A skilled wordsmith. A social influencer to watch. A multi-talented entrepreneur. An authentic and refreshing force making her mark in the city – and online.

Emily Mills

Tanya Hayles is a fabulous speaker. Her topic resonated with the audience and really made a great impression on those who attended. Tanya would be a true asset for any organization requiring a professional speaker

Tanya Hayles is a fabulous speaker. Her knowledge about diversity and black motherhood was a valuable contribution. Her topic resonated with the audience and really made a great impression on those who attended. Tanya would be a true asset for any organization requiring a professional speaker to engage an audience on diversity, social justice and motherhood.

Greguyschka Félix

Executive High Performance Coach








Expertise in

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health & Mental Wellness
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Business Growth & Strategy
  • Business Management

Speaker Types

  • Annual General Meetings
  • Awareness Days
  • Board Meetings & Strategic Advisory
  • Consultant & Coach
  • Corporations & Businesses
  • Department Meeting
  • Executive Leadership & C-Suite
  • Family & Parenting
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Inspirational
  • Interactive & Experience
  • Key Note
  • Lifestyle & Health
  • Motivation
  • Online Meetings & Virtual Meetings
  • Public relations & Presentation Skills
  • Racial Justice
  • Social & Cultural
  • Social Justice & Human Rights
  • Storytelling
  • TED & TEDx
  • Town Halls & Retreats
  • Trade Shows & Conventions
  • Virtual
  • Women in Business
  • Women of Influence
  • Workshop & Training
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