Shirley Engelmeier

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For over two decades, Shirley has advised Fortune 500 companies and emerging organizations on creating inclusive, high performance leaders and enterprises. Prior to founding InclusionINC, Shirley held senior management positions in global consumer product organizations Brown & Williamson and Frito-Lay. She is a systems thinker and one of the leading pioneers around workplace initiatives that improve business results through engagement and inclusion.

In Engelmeier’s latest book, Becoming an Inclusive Leader, she addresses the new leadership skills, experience and tools necessary to succeed in an increasingly diverse and participative world that will generate positive business results globally.

Since founding InclusionINC, she has introduced significant corporate training, leadership development, strategic business constructs (such as the Key Employee Demographics Required For Growth™ (KEDRG), customized web-based assessments, strategic and customized metrics and solutions for Learning Over Time®.

She is a frequent speaker at universities, national HR, leadership, workplace and business strategy conferences in the US and abroad.

A highly regarded business strategist, Shirley has consulted with C-Suite executives globally on workplace Initiatives across a broad range of industries that include Michelin, Mortenson Contruction, Cargill, PetSmart, Hershey’s, ESPN, Denny's/Advantica, 3M, Caterpillar, U.S. Bank, JM Smucker and others.

Shirley earned her B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota and resides with her family in Minneapolis.