Dr. Shirley Davis

President and CEO of SDS Global Enterprises, Inc.

Dr. Shirley Davis is an accomplished corporate executive, global workforce expert, a certified leadership coach, and a master of reinvention. She has consulted, coached, and presented to leaders at all levels, including Boards of Directors and C-Suite executives. She has also worked in more than 30 countries around the world across all industries business sectors. She delivers high energy, high content, and high impact solutions that enable organizations to build more inclusive, equitable, and world class cultures where ALL talent can thrive.

Dr. Davis is also President and CEO of SDS Global Enterprises, Inc., a strategic development solutions firm that specializes in HR strategy development, talent acquisition management, culture transformation, diversity , equity, and inclusion, implicit bias, leadership effectiveness, and personal and professional reinvention. She has over 30 years of business, leadership, and human resources expertise and has worked at several Fortune 100 and Fortune 50 companies, and at the world’s largest HR membership association in various senior and executive leadership roles.

She holds a Bachelor’s in Pre-Law; a Master’s in HR Management; and a Ph.D. in Business and Organizational 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 respectively). Additionally, she is a Certified Speaking Professional earned through the National Speaker’s Association, and a Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation.

She has been featured and quoted on NBC’s The Today Show, CNN.com. in the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Fox Television, Black Enterprise Magazine, The Washington Post, HR Magazine, and Inclusion Magazine, and has been honored with numerous awards. She is the best-selling author of two books: “Reinvent Yourself in Every Area of Your Life,” and The Seat: How to Get Invited to the Table When You’re Over-performing but Undervalued.” She is also a popular author for four LinkedIn Learning leadership and DEI courses.

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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