Michele C. Meyer-Shipp was announced as CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, the leading global nonprofit employment resource for women, on January 12, 2022. Michele will lead the organization’s 145 affiliates in 23 countries as it continues its mission to help women achieve economic independence through a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to thrive in work and life. She will begin her new role on February 16th.
Michele joins Dress for Success from Major League Baseball, where she served as Chief People & Culture Officer. While at MLB, Michele led the human resources, diversity and inclusion, and office operations functions for the League Office with an emphasis on launching new programs and policies to recruit and develop talent, advancing diversity and inclusion efforts, and enhancing workplace culture. She also served as a senior advisor to the Commissioner as well as leaders across 30 major league baseball teams and multiple Minor League teams.
Prior to MLB, Michele served as Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at KPMG LLP, where she led initiatives relating to talent recruitment, development and retention, supported the efforts of leaders across KPMG’s 85+ national offices, and managed a portfolio of external strategic partnerships. Previously, she served as Global Chief Diversity Officer for both Prudential Financial and the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Michele spent the first decade of her career practicing employment law in both the private and public sectors, where she advised clients on optimizing talent and implementing equitable workplace initiatives. Meyer-Shipp is a graduate of Rutgers University and Seton Hall University School of Law.
Michele is a sought-after speaker and has served as a Yahoo! Finance News Contributor and been featured in top media outlets including the New York Times, USA Today, The Economist, Forbes, Fortune, Business Insider, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Savoy Magazine, Black Enterprise, CORE Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Woman Magazine, Quartz, Inc., and more. She is also the recipient of numerous awards, including The Network Journal’s “25 Influential Black Women in Business” (2021), Core Magazine’s “100 Most Influential Blacks Today” (2021), Black Enterprise’s “Portraits of Power” (2020) and Business Insider’s “38 Power Players of Consulting” (2020). She is a member of the Boards of the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) and the Fritz Pollard Alliance Foundation.
Live Life to the Fullest!
Quote from interview:
“We offer job prep skills, interview training, resume support, mock interviews, mentorship, alumni networks for women who come through our program…(our) sole job are the women we serve.”
R.O.G. Takeaway Tips:
- Start off team meetings with a check in. How are you doing? Really.
- Consistently ask yourself: Who am I missing? In this gathering, who else should be here? In this discussion, whose voice am I missing?
- Michele Meyer-Ship Bio
- Michele Meyer-Ship on LinkedIn (in/MMeyerShipp)
- Michele Meyer-Ship on Twitter (@MMeyey_Shipp)
- Dress For Success on LinkedIn
- Dress For Success on Twitter (@DressForSuccess)
- PR Newswire: “Meyer-Shipp to focus on helping women thrive in work and life”
Episode 86, we will be joined by H Walker, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of America