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Ashleigh Shelby Rosette

Keynote Speaker

James L. Vincent Distinguished Professor of Leadership, Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

Ashleigh Shelby Rosette is one of the foremost leading scholars on research that resides at the intersection of leadership, gender, and race.

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Ashleigh Shelby Rosette, PhD is Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Management and Organizations at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Rosette is an accomplished leadership, diversity, and negotiations scholar and one of the most decorated teachers in the history of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Her research has been featured in Forbes, CNN, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Business Week, the Financial Times, USA Today, Huffington Post, and National Public Radio.

Life is a series of negotiations. We negotiate in our lives every day. Having the tools to negotiate will help you communicate more clearly and get better results in both your work life and your personal life,

Ashleigh Shelby Rosette

Her leadership and diversity research on stereotypes and bias provide a framework to better understand the diversity shifts in present-day organizations, especially for top leaders. Her negotiation research complements the diversity considerations as a basic premise of the work is that an in depth understanding of an array of negotiation skills must be understood and engaged to capitalize on the benefits of diverse experiences.

The trailblazing work for which she is the most recognized challenges the longstanding view in organizational research of women as a monolithic social group. Her work highlights that connecting gender with race critically shapes the experiences of women leaders in organizations.

She was ranked as one of the Fifty Most Influential Business Professors by, one of the Favorite Professors among MBAs by Poet & Quants, and is the recipient of the PhD Project’s Trailblazer Award. She provides consulting services on topics such as leadership, diversity, decision-making, and negotiations to an array of clients in varied industries.

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Ashleigh Shelby Rosette’s Speech Topics

  • Negotiations

    Negotiation is the art and science of securing agreements between two or more interdependent parties. The purpose of this session is to understand the processes of negotiation. A basic premise of this session is that while a leader needs analytical skills to develop optimal solutions to problems, a broad array of negotiation skills is needed in order for these solutions to be accepted and implemented. The session will highlight the components of an effective negotiation and help you to better analyze your behavior in negotiations.

  • Leadership & Decision-making

    Leaders spend much of their time solving problems and making decisions. Many leaders often solve problems and make decisions by reacting to them as opposed to thinking about the decision-making process strategically and analytically before action is taken. The purpose of this session is to help you make the best decisions possible with the information that is available to you.

  • Leadership & Diversity

    Leadership is the process of influencing others to understand and agree about what needs to be done and how it can be done effectively, and the process of facilitating individual and collective efforts to accomplish the shared objectives. Thus, in order to lead effectively, a leader needs to be able to capitalize on the strengths of each of his or her followers and to understand their diverse perspectives. The purpose of this session is to assess shared and differing perceptions and values in organizations that shape how diverse groups of individuals make sense of each other, their work, achievements, and their environments. You will gain a better understanding about perspective-taking, bias, group-based stereotypes, inclusion, and diversity is organizational settings.

  • Leadership & Race

    Leaders can be quick to condemn racism, but they are frequently ill-equipped to lead authentic discussions about racism in society and in their organizations. Racism is one of the most difficult topics to discuss. To successfully tackle such a thorny topic, business leaders first need to turn inward and assess how prepared they are to lead these conversations. This session will help to prepare you to lead authentic discussions about race and racism in organizational settings.


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