Mary-Frances Winters

S4-G From Tactics to Strategy: Developing and Executing a Business Integrated D&I Strategy

About Mary-Frances Winters

Mary-Frances Winters is  a master strategist with over 30 years experience in strategic planning, change management, diversity, organization development, training and facilitation, systems thinking and qualitative and quantitative research methods.  She has extensive experience in working with senior leadership teams to drive organizational change. Described by clients as highly creative, collaborative, visionary and results oriented, she is a sought after keynote speaker and workshop leader.   Dr. Winters is the author of three books, Only Wet Babies Like Change: Workplace Wisdom for Baby Boomers; Inclusion Starts with I and CEO’s Who Get It: Diversity Leadership From the Heart and Soul and numerous articles and reports. Clients include Mars, Cisco, Eastman Kodak, Aon Hewitt, Fifth Third Bank, Wells Fargo, Old National Bank, EMC, Honda, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Sodexo, Freddie Mac, Wells Fargo, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan and Xerox among many others.

Recipient of numerous awards and honors, Dr. Winters was named a diversity pioneer by Profiles in Diversity Journal in 2007.  She was the first African American women to be named to the board of trustees of her alma mater, The University of Rochester in New York and holds an honorary doctorate from Roberts Wesleyan College.  She was twice named by the Small Business Administration business person of the year and the March of Dimes awarded her the distinction of Mother of the Year.

University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Opus College of Business