Dr. Shirley Davis, CSP is an accomplished corporate executive, global workforce and talent management expert, an international speaker, certified trainer, leadership coach, and a master of reinvention. She has consulted, coached, and presented to leaders at all levels of the organization, including in all business sectors, and across a number of industries in more than 12 countries around the world. She has been described by her clients as very knowledgeable, engaging, practical, and transformative. Dr. Davis is also President and CEO of SDS Global Enterprises, Inc., a strategic development solutions firms that that specializes in HR strategy development, talent management, organization transformation, diversity & inclusion, implicit bias, leadership coaching, and personal and professional reinvention.
Dr. Davis has over 30 years of business and human resources experience and has worked at several Fortune 100 and 500 companies in various senior and executive leadership roles in sales, operations, banking, retail, manufacturing, utilities, and financial services. Her last role before launching SDS Global was as the Global Vice President Diversity & Inclusion and Workplace Strategies for the world’s largest HR association.
She holds a Bachelor’s in Pre-Law; a Master’s in HR Management; and a Ph.D. in Business and Organization Management, with a specialization in Leadership. She is certified as a Senior HR Professional through the Human Resources Certification Institute and The Society for Human Resource Management (SPHR and SHRM-SCP). Additionally, she is a Certified Speaking Professional earned through the National Speaker’s Association, a designation only bestowed on 12% of speakers worldwide and on only 12 African American females in the world.
She has been featured and quoted on NBC’s The Today Show, in theWall Street Journal,Essence Magazine,Smart Meetings Magazine,Black Enterprise Magazine,The Washington Post,HR Magazine, andCNN.com and has been honored with numerous awards. She was named one of the Top 100 Corporate Executives in America by Uptown Professional Magazine four consecutive years (2011-2014). In 2011, she was named as a 2012 “Woman Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal and she received the “Strategic Star” Award by Diversity Woman Magazine in Dec. 2012. She’s also the best-selling author ofReinvent Yourself: Strategies for Achieving Success in Every Area of Your Life and its companion workbook.
She is a former Miss District of Columbia, Mrs. Oklahoma, Ms. Virginia, and in 2000 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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