Annual Forum Speakers

Roundtable Facilitator: Dr. Shirley Davis

Dr. Shirley Davis

SDS Global Enterprises

Drive Profitable Growth with a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

AF.ShirleyDavis100x100Dr. Shirley Davis, CSP is an accomplished corporate executive, global workforce and talent management expert, an international speaker, certified trainer, leadership coach, and a master of reinvention. Dr. Davis is also President and CEO of SDS Global Enterprises, Inc., a strategic development solutions firm that specializes in HR strategy development, talent management, organization transformation, diversity & inclusion, implicit bias, leadership coaching, and personal and professional reinvention.

Dr. Davis has over 30 years of business and human resources experience and has worked at several Fortune 100 and 500 companies in various senior and executive leadership roles in sales, operations, banking, retail, manufacturing, utilities, and financial services. Her last role before launching SDS Global was as the Global Vice President Diversity & Inclusion and Workplace Strategies for the world’s largest HR association. She holds a Bachelor’s in Pre‐Law; a Master’s in HR Management; and a Ph.D. in Business and Organization Management. She is certified as a Senior HR Professional as well as a Certified Speaking Professional earned through the National Speaker’s Association, a designation only bestowed on 12% of speakers worldwide and on only 12 African American females in the world.

She has been featured and quoted on NBC’s The Today Show, in the Wall Street Journal, Essence Magazine, Smart Meetings Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, The Washington Post, HR Magazine, and and has been honored with numerous awards.

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. For more information on Dr. Shirley Davis, visit her website at