Dr. Sheila Robinson
Dr. Sheila Robinson has more than 20 years of experience in corporate America in leadership roles ranging from project management to global marketing. While her roles were always challenging, they were never completely satisfying. Sheila realized that she, and many other women, were simply bypassed on the executive development track. As a result, she developed a passion for mentoring and leadership development for women, particularly women of various ethnic backgrounds.
In 2004, Dr. Robinson decided to follow her passion. Her first step was launching a regional publication, Career Network magazine, geared toward helping individuals in North Carolina who were experiencing the same types of obstacles she had faced throughout her career. Career Network provided ideas, solutions, and resources to business professionals, from recent college graduates to high-level executives. Dr. Robinson also organized several Women’s Leadership Empowerment Conferences aimed at connecting female business leaders.
Dr. Robinson next step was to launch a national magazine, Diversity Woman. With its tagline “Leadership Empowerment for Women Who Mean Business,” the magazine is a thought-provoking and entertaining resource for female executives and entrepreneurs of all races and backgrounds—and the only magazine geared specifically toward this sizable demographic.
Dr. Robinson is also the author of Lead By Example, a guide to leadership for today’s businesswomen—corporate professionals and entrepreneurs.
Dr. Robinson earned her Doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation, “Leadership Perspectives on Advancing Women to the C-Suite,” results point to a dynamic set of factors that play a primary role in propelling aspiring women into the C-Suite. Her findings hold out empowering promise that women can not only identify and gain the tools they need to accomplish their C-Suite goals, but also actively pursue and cultivate these assets in a way that offers success in both life and career.
Dr. Robinson has been featured on the cover of Publishing Executive Magazine’s and named one of 50 Top Women in Magazine Publishing for the significant contribution she has made in her industry.
Speech Topics and Titles
Lead by Example
Lessons in Leadership
The Right Fit
Women of Color
Building Strategic Relationships
Engaging Organizational Cultures
Various other Topics relevant to Professional Development and Leaders