This episode was originally recorded for the “Webinar Talk Show”. This is a great conversation about how companies face the changes in the workplace around COVID, the economy, and issues around race. Dr. Shirley Davis is a leader in helping organizations face the hard issues. This is a topic that matters to all companies.
About Dr. Shirley Davis
As President and CEO of SDS Global Enterprises, Inc., Dr. Shirley Davis brings a unique background as a seasoned HR and Diversity & Inclusion global thought leader, a senior executive, a certified leadership coach, and a former Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for several major Fortune 100 companies. She has worked in more than 30 countries on 5 continents and delivers more than 80 speeches a year. She continues to consult, coach, and present to leaders at all levels of an organization, in all business sectors, and across a number of industries.
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 15% 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.”
SDS Global Enterprises, Inc. (SDS) is a woman and minority-owned C-Corporation that provides strategic development solutions that enable organizational leaders to build high performing and inclusive cultures that thrive in a competitive and changing environment. We specialize in such areas as HR strategy development, talent management, diversity & inclusion, leadership effectiveness, personal and professional reinvention, and organization/culture transformation. With more than thirty years of experience and proven results, we continue to be a highly sought-after resource for many organizations. We are headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida, and in recent years we have expanded our offerings and our reach to various industry sectors and geographic locations, including outside of the U.S. to include Canada, South Africa, Europe, Latin America, Asia, United Arab Emirates, and the Caribbean.
About The Webinar Talk Show
Engagement Promotes Attendance, Membership, and Sponsorship
Eliz Greene and Thom Singer produce webinars like a television talk show. They began hosting virtual and hybrid events in 2014, and have a deep understanding that webinars should be more than a talking head over PowerPoint. Their experience with The Conference Talk Show and The Webinar Talk Show makes them pioneers in the world of “interview style” webinars for companies and associations.
Through production meetings they carefully craft a virtual experience so that you can harness their quick wit and energetic interviews to:
Create fun, collaborative conversation that provides high quality content.
Call back to key takeaway messages, cement learning, and encourage measurement of results.
Create evergreen content by archiving recorded content and rebroadcasting with live interaction.
Provide a ‘Virtual Exhibit Hall’ to highlight sponsors through interviews or pre-produced content.
“Peace of Mind” backup presenters in the event guests are delayed or have technical difficulties.
About Thom Singer
Thom Singer works for Stanton Chase, a leading executive search firm. He specializes in helping companies and associations place key hires. He is also a keynote speaker and professional master of ceremonies / EmCee
After a successful career in sales and marketing, Thom Singer became a growth leadership speaker in 2009. A decade later he has brought his high energy presentations and action-oriented content to over 900 audiences. Thom knows that as the speaker or master of ceremonies he has a responsibility to set the tone for a strong conference attendee experience. Known as “The Conference Catalyst” he creates an atmosphere of fun and interaction that lasts beyond his presentation.
Thom earned his Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) in 2014 and is committed to the business of meetings. He is the author of 12 books and is the host of the popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast. On his show he has interviewed over 400 entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, business leaders and others with a focus on discovering how the most successful people get farther across the gap between potential and results.
At 50 years old Thom decided to reinvent his life and make age 50 to 75 the best years of his life. This meant saying yes to things that scared him, and trying new things. Since that time Thom has jumped off buildings, took up running (and lost 30 lbs) and began performing stand up comedy.