Identity and Diversity Expert, Founding Faculty Member of the Wharton IDEAS Lab
- Corporate Culture
- Diversity and Inclusion in Business
- Gender Equality
- Race and Society
- Workforce Effectiveness
Audience & Industry
- Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
- Senior Management Groups
- The Finance Industry
- Women's Events
Leading challenging discussions to create lasting solutions and positive impact.
Denise Hamilton is a nationally recognized Diversity & Inclusion leader, specializing in Ally training. Denise is Founder and CEO of WatchHerWork, a digital learning platform for professional women. She is a highly requested speaker and trainer as well as media personality whose platform has reached and served people all over the world. Denise leverages her 25 years of executive experience with Fortune 500 organizations like AOL and CBRE to provide solutions that support the employees and the bottom line.
Clients have said Denise’s superpower is the ability to have the most challenging discussions and come out the other side with solutions and a positive direction. She uses this gift to lead workshops, design education programs, and coach senior leaders. The goal is to empower individuals and teams to mine and close the gender gap, understand differences, resolve conflict, and become better allies. Her clients include household names, like Apple, ExxonMobil, Hines, Shell, the United Nations, and the WNBA.
Denise has been featured on NPR, Forbes, FOX, Huffington Post, CBS, NBC and on many other outlets. She was named one of Houston's 50 Most Influential Women by Houston Woman Magazine, one of the 41 Most Fascinating People in Houston by the Houston Chronicle and a 2018 Woman Who Means Business by the Houston Business Journal.
Denise currently serves on the board of EMERGE and is the Chair of the Business Subcommittee for the 2020 Census for the City of Houston. She has served on the board for the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the RISE School and Avenue Community Development Corp. She received her Master’s in Communication and her BSW in Social Work from Abilene Christian University. She currently resides in Houston, Texas.
Denise Hamilton on Being Inclusive
Denise Hamilton on What It Looks Like to Be Anti-Racist
Denise Hamilton on Fighting Homeostasis
Denise Hamilton on Taking Risks and Making History
Denise Hamilton on Being Heard
Denise Hamilton on Bringing Diversity and Inclusion to Tech
Denise Hamilton's Speech Topics
How to Be An Ally
Now, more than ever, we are all confronting the complex issues of race in the workplace. What does it mean to be an ally? How do we have the difficult conversations in a way that is productive and supportive? Denise Hamilton can help. She challenges and encourages participants to excavate the underlying beliefs that shape their strongly-held opinions around race and intersectionality. Together we will identify shared values and develop a framework for incorporating different perspectives. The goal is to harness the differences among us to generate creative and innovative solutions to move us to optimal performance. The world is changing. By aligning your teams, especially leadership, we can create a path to competitive excellence, improved morale and increased retention.
How to Be Heard
Communication has changed. The world is noisier than it has ever been. Learn how to adapt your communication style to connect effectively on line and off line across all ages, races, genders.
Master Yourself, Master Your World
In this powerful workshop, Denise shares 10 ways to change your life and career by changing the ONLY thing that's actually in your control - YOU!