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Deborah Rosado Shaw  

Former SVP, Chief Global Diversity and Engagement Officer of Pepsico; Entrepreneur, Business Leader & Author of "Dream Big!"

An expert in navigating uncertainty, Deborah Rosado Shaw was raised in the nation's poorest congressional district, where gangs ruled the street corners and her biggest dream was about having heat and hot water. Along the way, she discovered strategies for success that formed a bridge from tough inner-city beginnings to award-winning entrepreneur and F50 senior executive and consultant.

In 2004, Shaw founded the Rosado Shaw Group LLC., a consulting and advisory firm focused on intervening in today's complex challenges around culture, performance, talent engagement, and diversity. Shaw is a trusted advisor recognized for integrity, rigor and discipline in getting the job done. She has consistently delivered outstanding results across many industries including consumer products, cosmetics, food and beverage, private equity, retail and technology.

Shaw has served on the World Bank Group Diversity Advisory Panel, providing strategic advice to the President and senior management team, as well as the non-partisan National Women's Business Council providing advice and counsel to the President, Congress and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners. She has also served as PepsiCo's SVP, Chief Global Diversity & Engagement, where she was responsible for driving innovation and optimizing high performance teams by leveraging the diverse strengths, backgrounds and perspectives of 260,000 associates operating in 200 countries and territories.

Shaw has been recognized with numerous awards, including Fortune "50 Most Powerful Latinas in Corporate America", Latino Leaders "101 Most Influential Latinos in the U.S.", National Foundation of Women Legislators "Entrepreneur of the Year" and Women's Leadership Exchange "Trailblazer Award."

Speech Topics

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Honor the Past, Create the Future

Powerfully Navigating Uncertainty: Expanding your Freedom, Authenticity & Courage

Success Strategies for Women: Access to Increased Performance, Impact & Fulfillment

Shaping a Culture that Elevates Performance: Enable, Engage & Empower Your Teams

Winning in the New Era of Diversity: Using the "Moment" to Power Critical Business Objectives

The New Realm of Mastery: Shaping A Culture that Elevates Performance

In this keynote, Shaw takes the audience through an empowering and tangible definition of culture and gives them the mindset, behavior and tools needed to powerfully contribute and deliver results at unprecedented levels, no matter their role in an organization. This keynote creates a powerful mindshift in every individual contributor and provides the following takeaways:

  • Strategies to create a vibrant and healthy culture where people think powerfully, act courageously and invent collaboratively.
  • Mindset shifts to sustain a high-performance culture that becomes a competitive differentiator for talent attraction, retention, and engagement.
  • Clarity about their role and impact in crafting and cultivating their signature culture.
  • Perspectives and tools to build a culture where people feel valued, honored and heard.
  • The realization that they are co-creators of their culture having discovered their own voice and power in the matter of shaping culture.

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