Kelly Ryan Bailey


Special Series Editor & Contributor
Diplomatic Courier
Contributing Editor

Kelly Ryan Bailey is an entrepreneur, speaker, advisor, investor, and mama of three. Her 20 year professional journey has focused on evangelizing skills as the currency of the labor market and using data and technology to create innovative skills-based hiring and learning solutions for individuals, companies, educators, governments, and initiatives. Beyond her role at Diplomatic Courier, she is also the founder & CEO of Skills Baby, the home of her podcast 'Let’s Talk About Skills, Baby', that explores life skills leaders use in their journey to success and global innovations in skills-based hiring & learning, and Got Skills?, a podcast that guides individuals on how to understand their skills and communicate them. Kelly also holds an advisory role with The Adecco Group’s Innovation Foundation, a social innovation lab that creates practical solutions to increase employability of underserved populations, is the Chief Innovation Officer of World in 2050, a Fellow at Salzburg Global Seminar, an non-profit organization with a mission to challenge current and future leaders to shape a better world, a Founding Partner of Equity Cities, a consultancy focused on creating prosperous and inclusive economies.