S2-E Inclusion--The New Competetive Business Advantage
About Shirley Engelmeier
Shirley has been an Inclusion and Diversity Strategist and Consultant for more than 19 years. Prior to that, she held senior management positions in global consumer product organizations Brown & Williamson and Frito-Lay. She has pioneered Inclusion and Diversity initiatives that currently have a major impact on improving business results through employee engagement, innovation, productivity and retention.
Engelmeier’s thought leadership focuses on the urgency of accommodating the cultural revolution underway in today’s workplace that often means success or failure for an organization. The engagement and empowerment of an increasingly diverse talent pool is the broad imperative that Engelmeier shares in her new book, “Inclusion: The New Competitive Business Advantage,” which outlines the tools that corporate leaders must embrace to compete effectively in increasingly diverse markets.
She is a frequent speaker at national inclusion and diversity conferences including Linkage’s Institute for Leading Diversity and Inclusion, Network of Executive Women and Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity.
A highly regarded business strategist, Shirley has consulted with Fortune 1000 companies as well as emerging enterprises on Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives across a broad range of industries, including SUPERVALU, ESPN, Denny's/Advantica, 3M, ACT, PetSmart, U.S. Bank, COX Communication, BP Pipelines and others.