Dr. Shirley Davis, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CSP, is an accomplished corporate executive, global workforce and talent management expert, a certiﬁed leadership coach, and master of reinvention.
She works with leaders at all levels and has worked in more than 30 countries on 5 continents and delivers more than 80 speeches a year. Dr. Davis has worked at several Fortune 100 companies in senior and executive leadership roles. Her expertise lies in providing solutions and strategies for achieving leadership excellence and in building high performance and inclusive workplaces where all talent can thrive.
She is the former Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Workplace Strategies for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Dr. Davis has also been a featured expert on NBC’s The Today Show, USA Today, National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, The Washington Post, and Inclusion Magazine. She earned the highest designation in the speaking industry as a Certiﬁed Speaking Professional, bestowed by the National Speaker’s Association, which put her in the ranks of only 12% of speakers worldwide.
She is the author of the best-selling book, “Reinvent Yourself: Strategies for Achieving Success in Every Area of Your Life,” and “The Seat: How to Get Invited to the Table When You’re Over-Performing and Undervalued.” She holds a Bachelor’s in Pre-Law, a Master’s in HR Management, a Ph.D. in Business and Organization Management, and is a former Ms. American United States. She is also a featured author for LinkedIn Learning’s online course entitled, “Inclusive Leadership.”
In 2017, she was inducted as the newest Board Member of the National Speakers Association and will serve for three years. She holds a Bachelor’s in Pre-Law; a Master’s in HR Management; and a Ph.D. in Business and Organization Management. She is also a former Miss District of Columbia, Ms. Oklahoma, Ms. Virginia, and in 2000 she won the national title of Ms. American United States. Dr. Davis is active in her local community, sits on several boards, and resides in the Tampa Bay area.
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