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Michele C. Meyer-Shipp

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Michele C. Meyer-Shipp joined Dress for Success Worldwide as CEO in February

2022. Michele leads the organization's 144 affiliates in 23 countries as it continues its

mission to help women achieve economic independence via a suite of services to include job

readiness support, professional development resources, coaching and mentorship, and

workplace attire.

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, The Tamron Hall Show, 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.

Michele C. Meyer-Shipp
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