Shayla Atkins shares her unique perspective and empowers women in leadership to disrupt status quo by leading with their authenticity as their unique competitive advantage. Just imagine, you can show up to work and be your full, authentic self without leaving and suppressing a piece of who you are at the door to fit into corporate cultural norms. It has been reported that women suppress up to 65% of themselves daily in the workplace. And for women of color, even more astonishing - up to 90% of themselves. Atkins moves women to overcome the plague of changing who they are (“codeswitching”) to survive and shift to thriving and disrupting cultural norms by Leading with S.P.I.C.E.

Attend this session and you will learn to utilize the CELLS framework to lead effectively by understanding how to identify, analyze, and respond to challenges with Confidence, Empathy, Logic, Leadership, and Systems Thinking.


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    Shayla N. Atkins, SHRM-CP, PHR

    International Keynote Speaker, Global DEI Strategist & Leadership Expert
    The Atkins IMPACT Consulting Firm

    Shayla N. Atkins is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, global DE&I strategist, and leadership expert. Leveraging 15+ years of HR leadership experience in various functions, Atkins now serves as Founder/CEO of The Atkins Impact, a global coaching and consulting firm. She has been recognized with numerous certifications and awards, including the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, awarded by President Joseph R. Biden and Atkins has been featured in prominent media platforms such as the CW, ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, USA Today and more!