Global Workforce Expert, Certified Coach, Business Strategist, Master of Reinvention

Dr. Shirley Davis

CSP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Dr. Shirley Davis, CSP, is an accomplished corporate executive, global workforce management expert, a certified leadership coach, and a 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. She brings a high-energy, high-content and high-value message to audiences all around the world. With over 20 years of business experience in a variety of senior and executive leadership roles with Fortune 100 companies, Dr. Davis’ expertise lies in providing solutions and strategies for achieving leadership excellence and in building high performance and inclusive workplace cultures where all talent can thrive. Most recently, she worked at the world’s largest HR membership association, the Society for Human Resource Management as Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion and Workplace Strategies.

Dr. Davis has also been a featured expert on NBC’s The Today Show, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, USA Today, HR Magazine, Profiles in Diversity Journal, CNN.com, and Inclusion Magazine. She is the author of, “Reinvent Yourself: Strategies for Achieving Success in Every Area of Your Life,” and “The Seat: How to Get Invited to the Table When You are Over-Performing and Undervalued.” This year, she was honored to become an author for LinkedIn Learning and launched her new online course entitled, “Inclusive Leadership.”

She is a Certified Speaking Professional earned through the National Speaker’s Association, a designation bestowed on only 12% of speakers worldwide. 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. In 2017 she was inducted as a Board Member of the National Speakers Association and will serve for three years.