gradtrain, Generations Consultant
Dr Eliza Filby is a writer, speaker and consultant who specialises in ‘Generational Intelligence’ helping companies and services understand generational shifts within politics, society and the workplace. Her research incorporates not simply Millennials and the new kids on the block, Gen Z, but all generations. Eliza helps businesses understand how society is changing and helps businesses – whether it is recruiting new talent or engaging with new clients – prepare for the future.
Her aim, to smash some of the misconceptions that come with speaking about the generations. Types of questions she addresses includes: Why are the over-50s dominating the Gig-economy? Why do Millennials prioritise an in-work gym over an in-work pensions scheme? Why are Gen Z tech-inate but tech-skeptics?
Eliza has advised companies from private banks to magic circle law firms, from beauty companies to government departments. Past clients include: Pictet Bank; Barclays, Walter Scott Investments, F&C Investment Trust; Octopus Investments, KPMG; Bank of Montreal, the Ministry of Defence; hotel group IHG; Dominos UK, VICE media, hairdressing firm, Toni & Guy as well as legal firms Slaughter & May and Farrer & Co.
She has given evidence to the UK’s House of Lords Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and spoken at the EU Human Rights Forum about Generation Z and technology. She recently co-authored Fueling Gender Diversity: Unlocking the impact of the next generation workplace on behalf of the Women’s Network Forum.
An engaging and witty speaker, Eliza has spoken on this topic at a range of forums including the FT’s 125 Senior Executive Forum, Women’s in Business Network at Buckingham Palace and the Conservative Party’s Philosophy Workshop.
Eliza received her PhD from the University of Warwick in contemporary history and worked as a lecturer in modern British history at King’s College London and Renmin University in Beijing. In 2014, she founded GradTrain, helping graduates make the transition from university to the workplace. She frequently appears on the media, is a regular on the Sky News Press Preview and has written for the Telegraph, Financial Times and the Guardian. She is currently writing her second book, a history of generations.