Jennifer Nadel is a transformational leader, award winning journalist, international speaker and bestselling author. She’s also a qualified barrister, political and communications strategist and commentator. Currently, she leads the UK think tank, Compassion In Politics and is Executive Chair of the Global Compassion Coalition.
She has reported from around the world for the BBC, Channel Four News and ITN. As ITV’s Home Affairs Editor, she was one of the UK’s most senior female television correspondents and was renowned for her investigative reporting and impactful journalism. Her exposure of the use of rape as a weapon of war in Bosnia was used by UN War Crimes investigators and her book on gender based violence is credited with helping to shift UK law as well as being made into a film and documentary.
With over 30 years’ experience working in and around Westminster, Jennifer has advised local and national political campaigns, trained politicians, sat on the National Executive Committee of the Green Party with responsibility for its communications and campaigns strategy and shaped the Party’s second referendum response to Brexit.
In 2018, she stepped away from party politics to co-found the cross-party UK based think tank, Compassion in Politics, which has the active engagement of over 100 MPs from across the political spectrum. It provides the Secretariat for the APPG on Compassionate Politics and its research and policy initiatives are used by Committees and referenced on the floor of the House. Their advice is sought by other governments, politicians and political parties.
In 2022, she was invited to set up the US-based Global Compassion Coalition. In this role she established and chairs a 20+ global board of academics, politicians, activists and thought leaders. The organisation already has a global reach in the millions and the Coalition’s supporters include politicians, academics and spiritual leaders including the Dalai Lama.
Her Sunday Times Bestseller, WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere ( co-written with Gillian Anderson) is a toolkit for inner transformation and outer change. The book featured on shows including CBS This Morning, The View, Dr Oz, the BBC and ITV.
Her most recent book, How Compassion can Transform our Politics, Economy and Society, co-edited with Matt Hawkins, is a collection of interdisciplinary essays from academics and leaders. It has been hailed as a guide to creating a more compassionate world.
Her writing has appeared in most of the UK’s national newspapers. She is also a novelist, poet and playwright. She is currently writing her fifth book on living a compassionate life.
She speaks internationally to organisations including the UN, Google, Apple, Bloomberg, Institute of Directors, the Oxford Union and the UK Parliament.
Jennifer is a regular media commentator and hosts parliamentary roundtables on compassion along with chairing and facilitating international conferences, webinars and panels.