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SDS Enterprises Inc.

Dr. Davis, President of SDS Global Enterprises, is an accomplished corporate executive, Global Workforce Management expert, a certified international speaker, and a master of reinvention.

She has over 20 years of business experience and has worked at five Fortune 50 and 100 companies in various senior and executive leadership roles as well as in more than 20 countries. Most recently from 2006-2014, she was the Global head of Diversity & Inclusion and Workplace Strategies for the Society for Human Resource Management, which is the world’s largest HR association. She has been featured and quoted on the 2018 cover of Inclusion Magazine, on NBC’s The Today Show, USA Today, in the Wall Street Journal, Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, The Washington Post, to name a few. In 2015 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 book: “Reinvent Yourself: Strategies for Achieving Success in Every Area of Your Life,” and her newly released book entitled, “The Seat: How to Get Invited to the Table When You are Over-Performing and Undervalued.”

This past July (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.

Please check out some of her most requested keynote speeches.

Dr. Shirley Davis
Dr Shirley Davis - President & CEO of SDS Global Enterprises Inc.

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If you want an engaging and dynamic speaker with expertise in global workforce strategies and personal transformation, book Dr. Shirley Davis today! Dates are still available for 2016

Dr. Shirley Davis has earned her CSP from the NSA

Only the top 12 percent of speakers world wide and fewer than 10 African American women have earned this certification

What people are saying

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  • As a speaker, Dr Davis has the ability to connect with her audiences, through enlightened, passionate and dynamic delivery. Dr. Davis' words challenge, inspire, uplift and motivate. Whether speaking in front of hundreds or in smaller intimate groups, Dr. Davis brings authenticity and personality in her remarks. Highly recommended.
    Tiane Mitchell Gordon, former SVP, Diversity & Inclusion at AOL
  • Dr. Davis spoke at our convention this year and she was one of the highest rated speakers we've had in a long time. The audience hung on her every word. She had us laughing, taking copious notes, and learning new strategies that I plan to use in my daily work. In fact, she had to stay an hour afterwards to accommodate the long line of attendees waiting to greet her. This has never happened in our company training programs. Thanks Dr. Davis
    Conference Attendee
  • I sat through a recent training class with Dr. Davis and I must say that I have never heard so much information shared in one session. She kept us engaged, laughing, and learning at the same time. I really enjoyed it and I look forward to another session with her.
    Audience Member
  • Shirley is a real example of what success truly is. She has lived the principles and strategies she teaches and even though I'm older than her, I am in awe of her wisdom and the practical way in which she delivers her message. Her audiences are "wowed" by her content and presentation. She's a package deal
    Professional Peer
  • Dr. Davis has been my success and career coach for the past two years. Each month I look forward to her inspiration, and practical tips on how I can improve my life, not just my career. From the first session, I knew that I had to have her in my life.
    Coaching Client
  • The information was very organized and clearly delivered. Participants found the information quite useful and relevant to their jobs. Your knowledge of the area was excellent, you engaged your audience and provided opportunities for interjection.
    The Jamaica Employers' Federation
  • Shirley Davis' session was one of the best I have attended in a long time. Engaging and informative. I was uplifted by it.
    Training Participant
  • Kudos Dr. Davis, you really know how to capture and hold your audience….!!!
    Conference Attendee
  • APA has Dr. Shirley Davis at the top of our list of extraordinary speakers who we cannot wait to work with again. We truly enjoyed the energy and professionalism she brought to our conference.
    Nicole F. Smith, APA, Director, Instructional Design and Learning Development
  • Dr. Shirley Davis has inspired the American Institute of Architects (AIA) leaders, staff and members to really take a look at how we are operating as a culture within our firms and the profession. We have received nothing but rave reviews from those fortunate enough to attend her presentations…
    Marcia Jones Calloway, M.S., Director, Diversity & Inclusion, The American Institute of Architects
  • Working with Dr. Shirley Davis during her powerful yet practical workshops put our staff on the journey towards greater cultural competency.
    Rachel Moore , President and CEO, The Music Center of Los Angeles
Les Brown
Les BrownFriend, Speech Coach, Mentor
It’s been said that “good things come in small packages.” Well that’s been my personal experience with my friend Dr. Shirley Davis—one of the most dynamic and captivating speakers I’ve seen on stage. She’s humorous, full of energy, and keeps people fully engaged and on the edge of their seats as she shares her real life personal stories, setbacks, strategies, and solutions that inspires, empowers and motivates others to achieve greatness and to go to the next level. And I’m proud to call her a member of the Les Brown Speaker’s Network.
Pamela Lindsay
Pamela LindsayFounder and CEO The H.O.P.E. Project, Inc.
The word “INFLUENCE” means to affect someone’s thoughts or the capacity or power of persons or things and/or to be a compelling force on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others. Having been a student of Dr. Shirley Davis Sheppard, I believe that word best describes the lasting impact she has had on me, both personally and professionally. The success principles and strategies she offers are invaluable tools that if applied, produce greatness. Her overall ability to captivate her audience with her empowering facilitating style, forces the listener to stay engaged and desire more. Her wealth of knowledge and her professional experience is far beyond compare. One of the most p
Lenora Billings-Harris
Lenora Billings-Harris, CSPPast president- National Speakers Association President-elect Global Speakers Federation
Some speakers have great content. Some speakers have great stage presence. Dr. Shirley Davis is among the few who have both. Shirley couples her great research with client customization and real world applications, thus making her message directly impact each attendee. Shirley is a professional extraordinaire!