Dr. Sheila Robinson, Diversity Woman Media

“It’s important to remember that we all have unconscious bias, even me, an African American woman who has spent her entire career devoted to the advancement of women.”

Dr. Sheila Robinson

Dr. Sheila Robinson, Founder & CEO of Diversity Woman Media, shared the story behind her title with us on November 23, 2022.

Dr. Robinson is a celebrated publisher, best-selling author on leadership, inspiring speaker, and talent innovation specialist. Her company Diversity Woman Media is recognized nationally as a leading multi-platform enterprise with program offerings that advances all dimensions of diversity and inclusion (D&I).

An expert in diversity and inclusion, Dr. Robinson helps leading companies transform their culture to reach gender parity, equity, and belonging by combining her first-hand experience climbing the corporate ladder with the highest academic degrees, best practices from her leading magazines, and a deep passion for evidence-based workplace learnings.

During her 14-year career at a Fortune 100 company, Dr. Robinson rose from working on the factory floor to the executive office, ultimately directing communications for a $6 billion division of a global chemical company. Her experiences, including the obstacles she faced as an African-American businesswoman in the South, led her to want to help other business leaders achieve leadership success in their career journeys. Over the past two decades, Diversity Woman Media has grown to become a multi-faceted company that helps customers drive and deliver business results through diversity, inclusion, and talent development initiatives.

Dr. Robinson is the author of three books: Lead by Example: An Insider’s Look at How to Successfully Lead in Corporate America and  Entrepreneurship (2014), Your Tool Kit for Success: The Professional Woman’s Guide for Advancing to the C-Suite (2017) and Redefining Your Life D.I.E.T. : Transform How You Look, Feel and Perform (2021)

She has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Entrepreneur, and Publishing Executive magazines. Dr. Robinson earned both a Masters of Education and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Pennsylvania.


Sheila grew up the youngest of three girls and lost her father when she was ten years old. Her mother would go on to become the driving force behind Sheila’s path toward education, research and her devotion to assisting in the advancement of all women. “Work for what you want,” her mom would tell her. Listen to why today Sheila’s mantra is to lead by example and how her glass is always half-full. 

Listen to our interview with Sheila below, on your favorite podcasting app, or watch on 6abc.com!

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