Dr. Shawn Andrews Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

Dr. Shawn Andrews        

Organizational Consultant, Business Professor & Best-Selling Author of "The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide"

Dr. Shawn Andrews is a keynote speaker, organizational consultant, business school professor, and author of the best-selling book, "The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide" (2018 Morgan James Publishing).

She’s been a Forbes contributor, quoted in the Chicago Tribune, interviewed on dozens of podcast and radio shows, including NPR, and is a Women’s Media Center SheSource expert.

Andrews speaks and consults to a diverse range of clients, including the United Nations, Broadcom, Johnson and Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GSK, Rust-Oleum, Experian, National Diversity Council, Association for Talent Development, and Society for Human Resource Management.

With over two decades of corporate experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, she has helped thousands of leaders improve and develop using presentations, workshops, coaching, and psychological instruments. She is an accredited practitioner for EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 model and Insights Discovery Colors.

She serves as professor at both UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business and Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, teaching courses on Women and Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Diversity in Organizations, and Leadership and Ethics. Her specific areas of focus include Organizational Leadership, Learning & Development, Talent Management, Diversity & Inclusion, and Unconscious Bias.

Andrews earned her Ed.D. degree in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University, an M.B.A. degree from Pepperdine University, and a B.A. degree in Psychology from University of California, Irvine.

She serves as Board President, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Orange County, is a member of 50/50 Women on Boards Leadership Committee, and is founder and CEO of Andrews Research International.

Speech Topics


Leveraging Emotional Intelligence During Change

Emotional intelligence secrets to thrive during COVID, crisis, or any organizational change

The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Gender (based on book)

The surprising truths of what drives perceptions of men and women at work

Driving D&I: Inclusive Workplace Strategies

Create inclusive cultures that boost employee belonging

Overcoming Hidden Biases that Hinder Our Success

Research-backed strategies to mitigate and eliminate unconscious biases

The Rhythm of Diversity & Inclusion

(Signature keynote with drumming theme) A proven approach to eliminate emotional and economic costs of exclusion

Related Speakers View all


More like Dr.