Unleashing the Power of Barbie: Shelley Zalis to Inspire at Digital Divas Summit 2023

Cape Town, 25 July 2023 – The Digital Divas Summit 2023 proudly announces Shelley Zalis, a pioneer for online research, movement leader, and CEO of The Female Quotient, as the keynote speaker. In this captivating keynote, Shelley will share her inspiring journey of embracing femininity and bringing empathy, vulnerability, compassion, and emotion to the business world.

The Digital Divas Summit, organized by Innovation City, is a prestigious event dedicated to celebrating and empowering women in the tech industry and beyond. Shelley’s remarkable journey of empowering women and advocating for gender equality perfectly aligns with the summit’s mission to foster inclusivity and gender diversity in business.

Shelley’s personal story is one of embracing her own femininity and breaking barriers in the corporate world. In a recent article in Forbes, Shelley wrote that as a young girl, she was captivated by Barbie’s essence of femininity and confidence, and years later, that realization had a profound impact on her approach to business. Shelley embraced her own feminine qualities and brought them to the boardroom, recognizing that the “soft powers” are the essential powers.

With a track record of innovation and impact, Shelley Zalis founded OTX (Online Testing Exchange) in 2000, one of the fastest-growing research companies in the world. After selling OTX to Ipsos in 2010, she continued her mission as the leader of global innovation at Ipsos OTX.

As CEO of The Female Quotient, Shelley works with Fortune 500 companies to advance gender equality across industries. Through The FQ Lounge, Shelley has connected over 18,000 women in business, creating the largest female-led community to transform workplace culture.

“We are honored to have Shelley Zalis as our keynote speaker at the Digital Divas Summit 2023,” said Sandra Buckingham, Programme Curator and CMO at Innovation City. “Her inspiring journey of embracing femininity and breaking stereotypes resonates deeply with our mission to empower women in the tech industry.”

Shelley’s keynote speech will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact, empowering attendees to embrace their unique strengths and reshape workplace culture. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the leading advocates for gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Join us at the Digital Divas Summit and be part of this transformative experience, featuring inspiring speeches, thought-provoking panel discussions, and engaging masterclasses. Secure your spot and take advantage of the Early Bird Ticket discount of R500 here. Offer ends Monday July 31st!

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