Shelley Zalis is an internationally-renowned thought leader for advancing equality in the workplace. As the first female chief executive of a company ranked in the research industry’s Top 25, she changed the game, helped elevate feminine strengths in the workplace, and has devoted herself to becoming a mentor and role model to women and leaders in her industry.
Today, as CEO of The Female Quotient, Zalis is advancing gender equality across industries with the Girls’ Lounge: a pop-up experience at conferences across the globe, such as The World Economic Forum, Cannes Lions, and the Consumer Electronics Show, as well as within companies.
She is also leading initiatives within corporations by activating solutions for change with The Female Quotient’s Equality Bootcamps. Zalis is an admired speaker and member of the Washington Speakers Bureau, as well as a skilled moderator who has interviewed influencers such as Katie Couric, Halle Berry, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sheryl Sandberg, Arianna Huffington, and others on topics related to equality and leadership.