Betsy Silva, MBA, PCC
Leading Organizational Change through Inclusive Strategies | Developing Leaders who Lead | Establishing Talent Management Frameworks
Betsy Silva is a highly regarded global consultant with a diverse background in organizational and operational disciplines. Known for her expertise in international inclusion, executive leadership coaching, talent management, and change management, Betsy’s career spans numerous industries, including mining, healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and hospitality, among others.
As a trusted member of Senior Executive Leadership Teams, reporting directly to CEOs, Betsy draws on her leadership experience to guide her clients toward sustainable solutions that align with their core values and strategic objectives. She seeks to foster collaboration across all organizational levels, identify effective approaches to enhance capabilities and strengthen stakeholder engagement.
Throughout her career, Betsy has held influential leadership positions at prominent organizations such as Newmont Mining, Gilead, Boehringer Ingelheim, Sodexo, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, American Express, Freddie Mac, and Sara Lee Branded Apparel Group. Her expertise has also been sought after as a consultant by organizations like New York-Presbyterian Hospital Chinatown, Medtronic, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Paychex, Inc, Colgate-Palmolive, Unilever, and many others.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Betsy is deeply committed to community engagement. She has actively served as a former board member of the Council of Hispanic Business Professionals in Naples, Florida, and the Winston-Salem Urban League. Her contributions extend further as a former commissioner of The Winston-Salem Human Relations Commission and an advisor to Disability: IN.
A true trailblazer for inclusive initiatives, Betsy co-founded and chaired the Hispanic League of the Piedmont Triad (HLPT) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Under her visionary leadership, the HLPT collaborated with local authorities to organize groundbreaking public hearings addressing the health and social needs of the growing Hispanic-Latino community. The resounding success of these hearings has cemented the HLPT’s 30-year history and strong partnership with community organizations.
Betsy holds a Bachelor of Arts and a master’s degree in business administration from Inter-American University in Puerto Rico. As a 2005 National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) Fellow, she successfully completed the Executive Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Furthermore, Betsy is certified in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University, exemplifying her dedication to nurturing and empowering strong leaders.
In addition to her leadership coaching certification, Betsy is also qualified to administer the Emotional Intelligence Assessment, Myers-Briggs, the multi-rater 360-degree feedback, and the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), further enriching her expertise in driving positive change within organizations.
Betsy Silva’s unwavering passion for partnering with leaders to create inclusive environments, developing leaders at all levels, and driving positive organizational change has solidified her as a trusted advisor in the consulting arena. Her dedication to building stronger organizations and empowering leaders has left a lasting impact on the communities she serves. Through her tireless efforts, Betsy continues to make a significant difference in promoting inclusive workplaces and shaping a brighter future for businesses, communities, and individuals alike.