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Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations: Black in the C-Suite

President Mary Schmidt Campbell

A sea of change around equity in the corporate landscape is on the horizon. The media is filled with announcements - and actions - from global and local companies about their strategic investments in diversity, inclusion and equality. Because of the critical roles that Black women in leadership play in today’s shifting environment, Spelman College is continuing its virtual series, “Courageous Conversations: Black in the C-Suite.”

These events will feature in-depth conversations with Spelman President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., and distinguished guests to have candid discussions about their corporate and personal journeys, working through crisis and the opportunities for Black women leaders as equity becomes more valuable across professions.

The goal of Courageous Conversations is to inform and inspire.

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2021-22 Series Events

Courageous Conversations: Black in the C-Suite with Shellye Archambeau

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 | 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.



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Fortune 500 board member, Former CEO of MetricStream, Advisor and Author

Shellye Archambeau is an experienced CEO and board director with a track record of accomplishments building brands, high performance teams, and organizations. Archambeau currently serves on the boards of Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies and Okta. She is also a strategic adviser to the Royal Bank of Canada, Capital Markets Group and Forbes Ignite.

Archambeau has over 30 years of experience in technology. She is the former CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based, governance, risk and compliance software company. During her tenure, MetricStream grew from a fledgling startup into a global market leader.

Unapologetically Ambitious book jacketShe is the author of "Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own Terms," a book that will inspire you and provide the tools to enable you to fight the battles, make the tradeoffs and create the life you want. She is also a Forbes contributor and the protagonist of the Harvard Business School Case Study: Becoming a CEO.

Archambeau enjoys the performing arts, traveling, cooking and writing a blog that provides career advice, insights and other musings --

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