Dr. Shirley Davis
President & CEO, SDS Global Enterprises, former VP of Global Diversity & Inclusion, SHRM
Dr. Shirley Davis, SPHR, is an accomplished corporate executive, global workforce and talent management expert, an international speaker, executive coach, and author. She is President and CEO of SDS Enterprises, LLC, a global workforce and talent management solutions firm providing strategies and solution for how to compete in a diverse, global, and highly competitive workforce. She has consulted, trained, and presented to leaders at all levels of the organization, including in all business sectors, and across a number of industries. She has also worked in more than 10 countries providing training programs, keynotes, and strategy development.
Dr. Davis’ educational accomplishments include: a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law with a minor in Communications; a Master of Science Degree in Human Resources Management; and Ph.D. in Business & Organization Management.
Dr. Davis also possesses an accomplished history as a senior leader and executive in various HR roles with Fortune 50 and 100 companies and most recently at the world’s largest HR membership association—the Society for Human Resource Management as Vice President of Global Diversity & Inclusion and Workplace Strategies. She sits on several national and local boards and is very active in her church and community.
She’s a sought after resource among the media and has been featured and quoted on NBC’s The Today Show, in the Wall Street Journal, Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, The Washington Post, HR Magazine, and Diversity Woman Magazine. She was named one of the Top 100 Corporate Executives in America by Uptown Professional Magazine 2011, 2012, 2013 and now 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, and was honored with the Catalyst Award in 2013 by Uptown Professional. She’s a former Miss District of Columbia, Mrs. Oklahoma, Ms. Richmond, Ms. Virginia and in 2000 went on to win the national title of Ms. American United States and she’s the author of the new book entitled, “Reinvent Yourself: Strategies for Achieving Success in Every Area of Your Life.” Dr. Davis has been asked to contribute to the new edition of “Stepping Stones to Success,” a series of books by Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield and other experts on maximizing one’s leadership and business success. It will be released later this year.